Wily Peralta, Tigers blank Rays to split four-game series

Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau hit solo home runs, Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings, and the Detroit Tigers blanked the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Sunday.Haase hit his 22nd homer of the season and was the only Tiger to reach base twice.Peralta (4-3) gave up three hits and walked three while striking out three. He also tossed six scoreless innings in his previous start against Milwaukee on Tuesday.Kyle Funkhouser collected his first career save by getting the last three outs.The Tigers (72-78) split the four-game series with the American League East Division-leading Rays (92-58) and won the season series, 4-3.Rays starter Shane McClanahan (9-6) gave up one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in five innings. Mike Zunino had three of Tampa Bay’s five hits.The Tigers turned double plays in each of the first two innings.Detroit had a runner on third in the third after Harold Castro singled and advanced on a sacrifice and groundout. But McClanahan struck out Robbie Grossman to end that threat.Haase put Detroit on the board with two out in the fourth with his 438-foot blast over the center field wall.