Friday, March 7, 2014
The Associated Press
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Shane Victorino follows through on a two-run single in the fourth inning Friday night, part of his five-RBI game that helped the Boston Red Sox provide Jon Lester with a victory, downing the Detroit Tigers, 10-6.
The Associated Press
Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Boston Red Sox gets the welcome-home from teammates in the dugout after scoring on Shane Victorino’s grounder in the eighth inning of a 10-6 victory against Detroit Friday night.
WHO: Red Sox (Webster 0-1) at Detroit Tigers (Scherzer 10-0)
WHEN: 7:15 p.m.
Victorino nearly had a fifth hit in the eighth. With the bases loaded and one out, Peralta fielded his slow chopper and tried unsuccessfully to get a force at home. Boston took an 8-5 lead on the play but it was ruled a fielder's choice and not a hit.
That was the first of two close plays at the plate that went Boston's way in the eighth. The second came when Al Alburquerque threw a wild pitch and came home to cover the plate. Pena retrieved the ball but Stephen Drew appeared to get his arm under Alburquerque's tag attempt, and the Red Sox took a 9-5 lead.
Boston added a run in the ninth thanks to an error by center fielder Avisail Garcia, which allowed Drew to score from first on a single by Iglesias.
Miller pitched the ninth for Boston, his first appearance at Comerica Park since he was traded from Detroit to Florida after the 2007 season as part of the deal that brought Cabrera to the Tigers. He gave up a single to Cabrera and an RBI grounder by Prince Fielder.
NOTES: Boston signed catcher Jon Denney, its third-round draft pick this year. The Red Sox also agreed to terms with four other draft picks: left-handers Corey Littrell, Jake Drehoff and Gabe Speier, and outfielder Jordon Austin. Detroit agreed to terms with two draft picks, left-hander Kevin Ziomek and right-hander Austin Kubitza.
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Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox rounds first base on his way to a two-run double in the fourth inning at Detroit.