Boesch’s late blast powers Tigers to Victory

Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run off Mike Adams amid an eighth-inning rain shower, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Adams (0-1) was making his debut for the Rangers after coming over from San Diego just before the trade deadline. He got the first out of the eighth, but as the rain began falling harder, Boesch lined his 16th homer of the season over the wall in right field. Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for Detroit, earning his 29th save in 29 chances. Joaquin Benoit (3-3) blew a 5-2 lead in the top of the eighth, allowing a solo homer to Nelson Cruz and a tying two-run shot by Mike Napoli. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)