June 23, 2013

Red Sox drop another to Tigers

Daniel Nava's disputed dropped catch in the eighth puts Detroit on its way to a 7-5 win.

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Andrew Miller, Torey Lovullo, Ryan Lavarnway, Mike Napoli
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Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller, second from left, is pulled by bench coach Torey Lovullo (17) after loading the bases to start the eighth inning against the Tigers on Sunday. All three runners scored, helping Detroit take a 7-5 win.

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Daniel Nava
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Red Sox right fielder Daniel Nava, trying to take the ball out of his glove, drops it for an error, allowing batter Avisail Garcia to reach second and starting the Tigers’ go-ahead three-run eighth.

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Detroit led 2-0 after the first inning, but Verlander gave up two runs in the second.

The Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the second, but Verlander again couldn't hold the lead. Pedroia reached on an infield single in the third, and David Ortiz's single put runners on first and third. Mike Napoli's grounder tied the game at 3.

Boston starter Felix Doubront was in trouble at the start, walking the first two Detroit hitters and then allowing Cabrera's double that bounced over the wall in center field for the slugger's 75th RBI of the year.

Fielder's RBI groundout made it 2-0, but Jacoby Ellsbury made a nice sliding catch in center on Peralta's drive for the third out, preventing any more scoring.

Detroit loaded the bases for Hunter with two outs in the fourth, but Victorino made a nice catch and held on while slamming into the wall in foul ground in right.

Boston is giving Andrew Bailey a break from closing after he lost Thursday's game at Detroit in the ninth inning. He came on with a one-run lead in the seventh Sunday but allowed singles to Jackson and Cabrera before giving way to Miller.

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta throws out Boston's Shane Victorino at first base in Detroit on Sunday.

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