Detroit 13, Boston 12

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 8, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 30788

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 12 18 0
Detroit 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 13 17 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 0-3 0-0 0-3 L3
Detroit 3-0 3-0 0-0 W3

Recap

TIGERS 13, RED SOX 12 (11): Alex Avila hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off Mark Melancon as Detroit came from behind on two occasions in the late innings to complete a three-game sweep of Boston.

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to tie it in the bottom of the ninth and finished with five RBIs and three runs scored for the Tigers.

The Red Sox grabbed a 12-10 lead in the top of the 11th and brought in Melancon (0-2) for the team’s second save opportunity of the afternoon. The right-hander got Brennan Boesch leading off the frame but Cabrera and Prince Fielder followed with back-to-back singles.

Cabrera advanced on a wild pitch and came in on Delmon Young’s sacrifice fly. Avila was up next and fought off a few pitches before blasting a deep fly just over the wall in right-center - his second homer.

Duane Below (2-0) recorded the final out of the 11th to earn the win.

Boston was well on its way to the victory, with closer Alfredo Aceves on the mound and a three-run lead in the ninth. But Austin Jackson and Boesch hit back-to-back singles leading off the frame and Cabrera wasted no time tying it up, driving the first pitch he saw on a line into the left field seats.

Jackson finished 4-for-6 with three runs scored and went 8-for-14 in the series.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Adrian Gonzalez gave the Red Sox the lead with his first home run and Mike Aviles and Nick Punto each drove in three. … Both starting pitchers - Clay Buchholz for Boston and Max Scherzer for Detroit - allowed seven runs and eight hits. … The teams combined for 30 hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Detroit
Clay Buchholz Player Max Scherzer
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 2.2
2 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 8
15.75 ERA 23.62
Hitting
Boston   Detroit
Mike Aviles Player Austin Jackson
3 Hits 4
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 18 1 25 .367 30 11 11 4 1 0
Detroit 17 2 25 .370 16 9 12 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Tigers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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