Daniel Norris allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for Detroit.
Chris Sale was stellar in his first game of the season, though he didn't earn the win.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer held the Boston Red Sox off the scoreboard for six innings but had to settle for a no-decision in Friday's 6-5 victory.
DENVER (AP) - Kyle Freeland allowed one run in six solid innings in his major league debut, leading hometown Colorado past Los Angeles.
"Really tough year for me last year, battling injuries".
Detroit's pitching would shut the Red Sox down the rest of the way as Detroit would go on to take game two of the series. He doubled earlier in the game as well, ending the day 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and one run scored. He retired the next 10 out of 12 batters and put the middle of the order down 1-2-3 in the sixth, his final inning of the day.
"I went to the changeup a little bit and the curveball a little more".
"I felt good", said Zimmermann, whose only walk came on a pitch that actually hit its spot. So I was glad to get it out of the way and start to feel the life and velocity back on the ball.
California's Drought Emergency Is Officially Over
Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to California's drought Friday, following an extremely wet winter and now wet spring. Gov. "And we have to be concerned about the groundwater supply", which was taxed during the drought.
Porcello has started 90 games at Comerica Park. Iglesias, who was 0-for-12 entering the game, made his first hit of the season a big one as he drilled a 94 miles per hour fastball into the left-field stands.
McCann hit his first home run following a leadoff single to right by Tyler Collins in the seventh, putting the Tigers ahead 4-0. Innocent enough, but when he stole second it became much more than that. A throwing error on Young's single by left fielder Justin Upton left runners at second and third.
Red Sox: Before the game, manager John Farrell said Bradley was dealing with some soreness and swelling in his knee. But most impressive was the fastball that he could elevate against some quality hitters for some swing and miss. Kinsler had an RBI single in the fifth but got thrown out trying to advance to second.
Boston was also forced to shake up the lineup, with several players missing due to illness or bereavement. He is expected to play Sunday.
Zimmermann allowed a sacrifice fly by Jackie Bradley Jr.in the second, and the Red Sox loaded the bases with one out in the third.
Bradley made a spectacular play in the eighth on a drive by Nicholas Castellanos, racing over from center field to right-center and catching the ball before slamming into the wall.
The second ass clown looking for his ten seconds of fame also gave it a good run, but eventually, his time too came to an abrupt end. Johnson walked off the field under his own power, though, and appears to be OK.