Game over: Tigers 10, Red Sox 3 – What looked promising from the outset – two runs against Max Scherzer in the first inning – turned into a bummer for the Red Sox who were beaten badly by the Tigers.
Scherzer improved to a major league best 11-0 with seven strong innings while rookie Allen Webster allowed a first-inning grand slam to Victor Martinez and allowed five runs over 4-1/3 innings to take the loss. He’s now 0-2. In 12 innings over three starts, he’s allowed 19 hits, 15 earned runs, six walks and struck out 12 for an 11.25 ERA. Jarrod Saltalamacchia knocked int the third run.The game was played in 3:05. .
Bottom 8th: Tigers 10, Red Sox 2 – Alex Wilson is on. He allowed a leadoff single to Austin Jackson, a single to right to Torii Hunter and a walk to Miguel Cabrera. Fielder knocked into a double play, but scored Detroit’s 10th run Nava made a nice catch against the wall to rob Martinez.
Top 8th: Tigers 9, Red Sox 2 – Drew walked and Iglesias singled to center. But the good times stopped there. Ellsbury flew out to left,, Victorino struck out and Pedroia flied out deep to center against reliever Al Alburquerque, who relieved Max Scherzer after seven innings. Scherzer, who spotted the Red Sox two runs in the first, pitched seven, allowed six hits, two runs, walked none and struck out six. .
Bottom 7th: Tigers 9, Red Sox 2 – Franklin Morales came out of the game after Omar Infante homered scoring Victor Martinez ahead of him. Morales left with a Red Sox trainer. We’ll see if there’s an injury.
Top 7th: Tigers 7, Red Sox 2 – Not much hapening with Sox offense tonight.
Bottom 6th: Tigers 7, Red Sox 2 – Cabrera singled but that was all.
Top 6th: Tigers 7, Red Sox 2 – Jacoby Ellsbury slapped a double down the left field line, but didn’t advance. David Ortiz hit a long fly ball to center that Austin Jackson tracked down about 415 feet away.
Bottom 5th: Tigers 7, Red Sox 2 – Allen Webster retired the first batter in the fifth and was gone. Franklin Morales took his spot. Morales walked Fielder, allowed an RBI double to Victor Martinez and an RBI single to Jhonny Peralta.
Top 5th: Tigers 5, Red Sox 2 – With two outs, Jose Iglesias singled to right and had successfully got to second for a double, but overslid the bag and was tagged out by Jhonny Peralta after Torii Hunter’s throw from right.
Bottom 4th: Tigers 5, Red Sox 2 – The Tigers added to Max Scherzer’s lead when Dirks opened the inning with a single against Allen Webster. he stole second base and was driven home by Austin Jackson’s two-out single up the middle.
Top 4th: Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 -Mike Carp got to third on a throwing error after a being credited with an infield hit with two outs, but Nava flew out to left..
Bottom 3rd: Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 – Webster struck out two more – five Ks through three innings. He walked Victor Martinez.
Top 3rd: Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 – The Sox go down in order.
Bottom 2nd: Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 – Webster got the benefit of a double-play grounder by Austin Jackson with Brayan Pena on first base. After Torii Hunter reached on an infield single to third base, he was caught stealing by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Replay showed it was not the right call.
Top 2nd: Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 – Scherzer settled down and retired Nava, Saltalamacchia and Drew.
Bottom 1st: Tigers 4, Red Sox 2 – In a first inning that took 29 minutes, the Tigers made their wait worthwhile. Victor Martinez belted a grand slam to right field against rookie Allen Webster, who had mixed results as he also struck out three batters. He allowed opening singles to Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter and walked Miguel Cabrera. He struck out Prince Fielder, but didn’t have the sane fate vs. Martinez who pulled a pitch low and away on a 1-1 count. Andy Dirks singled and Omar Infante struck out.
Top 1st: Red Sox 2, Tigers 0 – Big doings for the Red Sox who pounced on 10-game winner Max Scherzer. Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino hit back-to-back singles to put runners at first and third. Dustin Pedroia’s double-play grounder scored the first run. David Ortiz struck for a long solo homer to right on a 2-1 pitch, his 16th and his 18th at Comerica Park, the most by any opposing player in the park’s history.