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Jacoby Ellsbury has some good numbers against Detroit Tigers ace and Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer. However, when Scherzer takes the Fenway Park mound Tuesday night, the first batter he see will not be Ellsbury. Instead, Shane Victorino will lead off for the Red Sox in the second game of a three-game set with the Central-leading Tigers. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s unclear why Ellsbury would sit against Scherzer, but it doesn’t seem like an ideal day for a night off. Ellsbury is 5-for-9 for his career against Scherzer, pretty good numbers against one of the game’s top right-handers. Daniel Nava, who will get the start in right field with Vicorino shifting to center field, will also move up in the lineup to take the No. 2 spot Victorino had recently held. Here’s the Boston order for the second game of the series. Shane Victorino, CF Daniel Nava, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Carp, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Stephen Drew, SS David Ross, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jon Lester, P Fil...

Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury Both Banged Up Against White Sox, But Neither Expected to Miss Time

BOSTON — The Red Sox held off the White Sox on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. But there was still a bit of concern, as both Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino were forced to leave the series finale. John Farrell delivered some good news following Sunday’s game, though. While both Ellsbury and Victorino were banged up in the 7-6 win, the Red Sox skipper said that both...

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino Both in Lineup for Red Sox Despite Injury Scares, While Miguel Cabrera Out for Tigers

Shane Victorino and Jacoby Ellsbury will be coming in with battle scars, but they’ll be playing Monday afternoon against Detroit as the Tigers and Red Sox kick off a battle of marquee American League teams. The Red Sox have the best record in the American League coming in, but the Tigers aren’t far behind. They’ll be playing without defending MVP Miguel Cabrera, though, as...

Red Sox Take Important Step in Proving Playoff Readiness With Big Win Over Max Scherzer, Tigers

Though most players avoided admitting it, Tuesday night’s game felt like postseason baseball at Fenway Park. The matchup featured not only the best two teams in the American League in the Red Sox and Tigers, but also the star of each team’s respective pitching staff. It has been said that this year’s edition of the Boston Red Sox is built for the regular season, but ill-suited...

Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer Lead Teammates in Singing of ‘Sweet Caroline’ During Eighth Inning (Video)

Typically, the Fenway Faithful are responsible for belting out the words to “Sweet Caroline”  during the middle of the eighth inning, but a few members of the Detroit Tigers couldn’t help themselves from joining in on Monday afternoon. Holding a three-run lead against the Red Sox, the Tigers were feeling upbeat about their day, and they chose to commemorate the occasion with...

Red Sox fan elbows lady’s phone onto field, immediately flips beer into another’s face

Just pretend this Red Sox fan meant to do all this in the most epic fan-on-fan trolling in recent memory. First the phone onto the field so Shane Victorino could retrieve it … then:

Recap: Red Sox cling to lead to complete sweep

The Sox started off strong and never surrendered the lead as the completed the sweep of the Chicago White Sox with the 7-6 victory. Big Papi is doing a great job breaking out of his slump, as he drove in 3 runs, 2 on a double and the third on a single. His average has climbed 5 percentage points to .315 since the beginning of the series. Pedey followed his 0-fer night last night...

Scherzer takes second loss of season

Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer and the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers right-hander's chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a 20-1 record.

Scherzer has rare defeat in Tigers' 2-1 loss

Max Scherzer will have to make at least one more start before reaching 20 victories. Boston's Jon Lester outdueled Scherzer as the Red Sox edged Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers right-hander's chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a 20-1 record. ''We've got two of the top teams in the American League. We've got great...

Red Sox-Tigers Live: Ryan Dempster, Rick Porcello to Battle in Series Finale at Fenway

5:23 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will return to the Red Sox’ lineup Wednesday. Ellsbury was out of the lineup Tuesday, as he’s dealing with a hand issue. John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game that Ellsbury isn’t completely over the ailment, but it’s something that the outfielder will continue to manage. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not be in the Red Sox’ lineup Wednesday...

Jon Lester Says He Couldn’t Worry About Max Scherzer, Focused on Giving Team Best Chance to Win (Video)

It was a battle of two aces on Tuesday night, but Jon Lester saved one of his best performances of the season for the occasion, and he was rewarded with a hard-earned win. The left-hander allowed only one run, and struck out a season-high nine batters over his seven innings of work. Lester outdueled Max Scherzer who was seeking his 20th win of the season, and looking to become...

Red Sox-Tigers Live: Jon Lester, Max Scherzer Face Off at Fenway in Battle of Aces

8 a.m. ET: Monday’s series opener between the Red Sox and Tigers was not what you would expect from the two highest-scoring teams in baseball. Both starters took shutouts into the seventh inning, with Detroit’s Doug Fister emerging victorious in a 3-0 Tigers win. Don’t be shocked if you see more of the same on Tuesday. The second matchup in a three-game series between the...

Game 140: Tigers at Red Sox - Lester looks to prevent win No. 20 for Scherzer

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Even without Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers showed why they are still considered the team to beat in the American League, shutting out the Boston Red Sox 3-0 in the series opener on Labor Day. Detroit (81-57) now trails Boston (82-57) by a half-game for the best record in the AL with a chance to overtake the top spot tonight. Jon Lester has...

Lester outduels Scherzer in Tigers' loss to Red Sox

If you wanted to know why Max Scherzer was not able to win his 20th game of the season Tuesday night, just look at the box score. When Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera (back in the lineup after missing three straight games), Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez go a combined 3-for-16 (.188) with zero RBIs, it's probably not going to be your night. Scherzer pitched extremely well...

Oddsmakers Expect Tigers-Red Sox Series to Be ALCS Preview

The Detroit Tigers have played the Chicago Cubs four times in their postseason history yet somehow have yet to face the Red Sox in the playoffs. Think about that. If Bovada oddsmakers are correct, there will be a Tigers-Red Sox matchup in the American League Championship Series next month. Detroit is the +150 AL pennant favorite with Boston second at +300. It’s now all but a lock...
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