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A night after scoring 10 runs, the Boston Red Sox (45-32) and their bats went cold and the Detroit Tigers (41-32) trounced the Sox, 10-3, to take a 2-1 series lead. The Red Sox go for the split today, with Felix Doubront drawing Justin Verlander in the pitching matchup. Doubront is 4-3 with a 4.38 ERA, but is looking to duplicate his last start, in which he went 8.0 innings and allowed no runs, three hits while striking out six and walking none. It was the longest outing of his career and also the best he’s pitched in a game with the Red Sox.
Here is this afternoon’s lineup (first pitch – 1:08 pm EDT):
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Victorino, RF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Napoli, 1B
6. Gomes, LF
7. Drew, SS
8. Lavarnway, C
9. Iglesias, 3B
Verlander is 8-5 with a 3.72 ERA this season. The Sox will be facing one of the game’s most dominant pitchers. Boston is prone to striking out a lot and Verlander has a chance to carve up the Sox lineup.
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Your browser does not support iframes.Some baseball fans would consider Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander to be larger than life.After all, the man did win both the American League Cy Young Award and MVP Award in the same season in 2011, a feat that hadn't been accomplished by a pitcher since Dennis Eckersley did so in 1992.On Saturday, Verlander may have met his match, though...
Daniel Nava was burned by a controversial call late in the Detroit Tigers’ 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The two teams were tied at four in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Detroit’s Avisail Garcia lifted a flyball to the warning track in right. Nava drifted back, then appeared to make a basket catch, before dropping the ball as he readied to throw it back into...
After a strong start to the season, Tigers ace Justin Verlander has struggled over the better part of two months as his ERA has gone up to 3.90 after today with a WHIP of 1.38 in 97 innings pitched. So with that said there’s probably a good possibility that Verlander isn’t even invited to this year’s All-Star Game in New York City.
However, if Verlander is invited (which is...
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So much for using Andrew Bailey in low-pressure situations.
After blowing three saves in a 10-day span, Bailey was displaced from the Red Sox’ closer role last Friday, at which time manager John Farrell admitted...
Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz is planning to see Dr. James Andrews for a lingering neck strain that's had him on the disabled list since early June.
Manager John Farrell made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the New York Yankees. He said the 28-year old Buchholz was expected to be on the field throwing when the team took batting practice, but he was...
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Game 78: Poor Defense + bad bullpen = loss
Boston just can't get it done right now. With closer Andrew Bailey blowing game one of the series, and poor pitching throughout the four games with Detroit, Boston has a lot of pitching planning to do if they want to stay at the top of the AL East. Boston lead in this afternoon's game until the seventh, and then things got out of...
That was awful...again.
The Sox traded early punches with the Tigers, then came out with a 4-3 lead in the 4th that lasted into the 7th. The Tigers tied it in the 7th, added 3 in the 8th, and Boston's 1 run in the 9th wasn't nearly enough, ending the final game at 7-5.
The Sox looked terrible in the series. Blowing saves, leads, leaving men on base. It was especially frustrating...
Most of the time, umpire error has minor significance on the outcome of an MLB game. This is not once of those instances.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox and Tigers were all knotted up at 4-4. Avisail Garcia led off the inning by skying a fly ball deep to right field. Daniel Nava camped under it and pulled the ball in basket style. As he was taking the baseball out...
ESPN’s Pedro Gomez sat down to talk to Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera to discuss the World Series, free agency, Tigers pitching, PEDs, and more!
DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer won his 11th straight decision to start the season and Victor Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Scherzer (11-0) allowed two runs in the first, including a towering solo homer by David Ortiz, but Martinez's drive put the Tigers ahead to stay.
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It wasn’t the most graceful play of the MLB season, but it was impressive nonetheless — especially for a former catcher.
Victor Martinez, playing first base, knocked down a scorching grounder off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury with a diving stop. He got to his feet, barehanded the baseball, dove forward and flipped the ball back to pitcher Drew Smyly for the out.
Ellsbury gave his...
The Tigers used another late comeback Sunday afternoon to defeat the Red Sox 7-5 from Comerica Park taking the weekend four game series 3 games to 1.
Joaquin Benoit, the new anointed closer of the Tigers, picked up the win after going 1.1 innings in relief of Drew Smyly while Verlander experienced another shaky outing as he went five innings giving up four run in the no decision...
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