Found May 31, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
BOSTON - Max Scherzer pitched six innings and rookie Quintin Berry starred both offensively and defensively as the Detroit Tigers avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox with a 7-3 win over Boston on Thursday night. Scherzer, who came into the game having struck out 24 batters in his last two starts (15 in one), won his third in a row to go to 5-3 on the season. The Red Sox, who beat him up for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in the first series of the season, scored three in the first three innings Thursday but that was it. With lefties hitting .358 against the righty coming in, the Sox loaded their lineup with seven left-handed bats, and it paid off early. But Scherzer, who fanned six, allowed one hit over his last three innings to out-pitch loser Josh Beckett (4-5). Three relievers worked three no-hit innings for the Tigers as the Red Sox failed to get a hit after Mike Aviles' infield hit leading off the fourth. Berry, in only his ninth major league game, h...

Max Scherzer on his high BABIP and K-Rate

Max Scherzer is having a Jekyll-and-Hyde-type season. The Detroit Tigers right-hander has the highest strikeout rate (12.0) of any American League starter, but he also has the highest BABIP (.394) and has a 5.67 ERA. According to a major-league scout who has seen him multiple times this season, the numbers aren’t misleading: “He has either been striking guys out or giving up...

Scherzer helps Tigers avoid sweep at Boston

BOSTON -- Max Scherzer came into Thursday night's start at Fenway Park with an 0-2 record and 11.81 ERA against the Red Sox in his young career. Only four games, but back in the first series of the season, Boston got the Detroit Tigers right-hander for seven runs and eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings. That changed Thursday night when Scherzer pitched six innings in helping the...

Berry needs to stay in Detroit

DETROIT -- There is an unsettling notion flying around Comerica Park and it goes a little something like this: Quintin Berry's roster spot is still up in the air. No, it's true. Even after this scalding cup of coffee has managed to inject a little life into the Tigers over the last couple of weeks. Quintin Berry is fast. He plays his tail off. His swing is improving. Most...

Tigers beat Red Sox to avoid sweep

Max Scherzer and Delmon Young helped the Detroit Tigers head home on a positive note. Scherzer pitched into the seventh inning, Young homered and the Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game series sweep. Detroit went 10-14 during a grueling stretch of 19 of 24 on the road and return home to open a three-game series against the New York Yankees...

Red Sox Fail to Deliver Knockout Blow to Tigers Starter Max Scherzer, Let Him Settle In

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. When you have a starting pitcher on the ropes, it's imperative that you do not let him off the hook. If you have the opportunity to knock out the opposing team's starter, you absolutely...

Memo to Yahoo! Sports: Fix Quintin Berry's profile picture (Video)

Unless the profile picture of Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry on Yahoo! Sports is a sideways picture of Berry with his head cut off, this should probably be fixed: As of this writing, Berry's profile still shows this picture. So what gives? H/T Sports Pickle. Visit us at, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.

Berrys call-up the highlight of Adam Jones week

Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, its not his six-year, 85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the godfather...

Recap: Sox fall short of sweep

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) The Red Sox jumped out to an early lead which quickly slipped away as the Tigers prevented the 4-game sweep with a 7-3 win. Salty started the scoring in the second inning with his 10th home run of the year, a solo shot to right-center. Podsednik doubled to drive in Sweeney later in the second. It looked like an easy road against Scherzer and the...

Berry’s call-up the highlight of Adam Jones’ week

Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, it’s not his six-year, $85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers’ decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones’ best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the...

Daily Notes: Every Game Previewed Amazingly

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. A Note on the Title, Its Decided Ambiguity 2. Every Game Previewed Amazingly 3. Today’s Complete Schedule A Note on the Title, Its Decided Ambiguity The reader will note that the title of this post is phrased ambiguously. On the one hand, one might suppose that, within the confines of this...

Game 51: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Time: 7:10 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO Red Sox (26-24) Podesednik CF Nava LF Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Youkilis 3B Saltalamacchia C Sweeney RF Aviles SS Punto 2B Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15 ERA) Tigers (23-27) Berry CF Boesch RF Cabrera 3B Fielder 1B Young DH Avila C Peralta SS Kelly LF Worth 2B Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67 ERA)

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 5/31

After sealing the series with their third straight win, the Boston Red Sox look for the sweep tonight in the final game of a four-game set with the Detroit Tigers at Historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Tigers television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports...

Ladies At The Bat: Friday Links

Here is this week's ladies linkfest:According to Cyn at Toeing The Rubber, Fenway Park's new PA announcer, whoever he/she turns out to be, will have a tough crowd to win over.Ronni has been thinking about the Designated Hitter Rule at Garlic Fries and Baseball.Read a recap of the Twins-A's series over at K-Bro's Baseball BlogAt Confessions Of A She-Fan, Jane is concerned...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.