Boston 6, Detroit 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 37216

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 9 1
Boston 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 6 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 23-26 11-12 12-14 L2
Boston 25-24 12-13 13-11 W2


Red Sox 6, Tigers 3:
David Ortiz homered among his three extra-base hits and Daniel Nava delivered a three-run double as host Boston roughed up Justin Verlander to climb over .500 for the first time this season.

Verlander (5-3), who entered with an American League-low 2.15 ERA, lost his second straight start. He allowed five runs, 10 hits and struck out seven in six innings, his 53rd consecutive start of six or more frames.

Daniel Bard (5-5) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for Boston (25-24), which won its sixth straight over Detroit at home.

Prince Fielder had a solo homer and two RBIs and Jhonny Peralta also went deep for the Tigers (23-26), who fell to 3-5 on their 10-game road trip.

Boston's Kevin Youkilis and Mike Aviles delivered bloop singles to center field in the fourth before Scott Podsednik's liner to right-center field loaded the bases with one out. After Nick Punto popped out, Nava sliced a 3-2 pitch down the left field line to clear the bases and give Boston a 4-0 lead.

Peralta's homer came in the fifth inning, when Detroit threatened for more before Bard struck out Miguel Cabrera with runners on first and second and two outs.

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the second after Aviles' fielder's choice scored Ortiz, who scraped a double off the Green Monster to start the inning.

Ortiz's double into the left-center field gap scored Adrian Gonzalez from first base in the fifth to put Boston ahead 5-1.

Fielder's long homer - over the Tigers' bullpen in right field - made it 5-2 in the sixth inning and his RBI single in the seventh got Detroit to within 5-3. Ortiz reached the Green Monster seats for his 11th homer to restore Boston's three-run cushion in the bottom half.

Alfredo Aceves pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia sat out with a jammed right thumb after starting the first 48 games this season. Results of an MRI have not been revealed. ... Detroit's Delmon Young went 1-for-4 as the designated hitter. He arrived back in Boston less than four hours before game time after attending a hearing in New York involving his arrest April 27 for misdemeanor aggravated assault. ... This is the latest the Red Sox have gone over .500 in a season since 1996. ... Boston has won 13 of its last 18 games. ... Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry went 0-for-4 to end his career-starting six-game hitting streak. ... Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison hasn't allowed a run in 13 straight appearances (15 2/3 innings). ... Nava has 15 RBIs in 19 games. ... The game was delayed 38 minutes with one out in the bottom of the eighth because of rain.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Boston
Justin Verlander Player Daniel Bard
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 4
10 Hits 5
7.50 ERA 3.38
Detroit   Boston
Jhonny Peralta Player David Ortiz
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 1
5 TB 8
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 2 17 .257 17 6 3 4 0 1
Boston 11 1 18 .314 18 12 6 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .458 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Tigers have a W/L % of .348 after a win and .577 after a loss.
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