Castellanos leads Tigers to 13-4 rout of Rays

Tampa Bay Rays' Mallex Smith (0) slides into third base with a triple against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) – Nicholas Castellanos doubled, tripled and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers routed the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Friday night.

Justin Upton drove in three runs for the Tigers, while Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered.

Daniel Norris (4-4) got the win, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk in six-plus innings. He matched a season high with eight strikeouts.

Erasmo Ramirez (3-2) matched a career worst by allowing 10 runs on nine hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Kinsler hit the 43rd lead-off homer off his career in the first. That broke a tie with Curtis Granderson for sixth on the career list and moved him one behind Brady Anderson.

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