Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 10, Tigers 6

For the second night in a row, the Red Sox opened a big lead, watched the Detroit Tigers get close, then pulled away for good, notching a 10-6 win.

The Sox beat up Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann for five runs in the first two innings and led 7-0 in the fourth.

The Tigers then clawing back at Rick Porcello with a two-run homer from Jeimer Candelario in the fourth, then pieced together four more hits off him for four more runs in the sixth.

But the Sox bought themselves some breathing room with solo add-on runs in the seventh and eighth.

WHO: Red Sox (47-41) vs. Detroit Tigers (28-55)
WHEN: 4:05 p.m.
WHERE: Comerica Park
SERIES TO DARE: Boston 1-0
STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Rick Porcello (5-7, 5.07) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (0-5, 5.36)


11:20   Huge strikeout for Matt Barnes, who inherits a bases-loaded, two-out mess and then fans Gordon Beckham on just three pitches.

10:57  Lucky break for the Sox as Tigers reliever Buck Farmer throws home wildly, allowing Marco Hernandez to score and Devers to reach. Two errors by the Tigers in this inning alone.

10:28  Two singles and a wild pitch result in two more runs for the Tigers and the end of the night for Porcello, who couldn't get through six innings despite being handed a 7-0 lead.

10:19 For the second time in the last three innings, Candelario jumps on a breaking ball and hits it out. Last one was a slider; this one, a curveball.

10:02 Porcello is alternating between efficient innings and ones in which he's thrown 20-plus pitches. He's at 85 pitches through five.

9:44 Porcello leaves a slider up over the middle of the plate to Jeimer Candelario, who clangs it off the right field foul pole for a two-run homer.

9:17 Second error in as many nights for Jackie Bradley Jr. who drops the ball while trying to transfer it from his glove to his throwing hand.

8:42  Red Sox are teeing off on Jordan Zimmermann, whose fastball is barely touching 90 mph and whose slider has lost its bite.

8:37  Sandy Leon may be one of the best bunters on the team - a lost art for many major league players these days. Sacrifice moves two runners over.

8:20 Second standup triple in the first inning -- this one by Andrew Benintendi.

8:16 For the second game in a row, Mookie Betts leads off with an extra-base hit (triple tonight; double last night) and rides home on a groundout for a quick lead.