Down 4-1 in the fifth, with two on and no one out, he struck out Magglio Ordonez and got Carlos Guillen on a grounder to second. He walked Sean Casey intentionally and was ahead of Marcus Thames 1-2.
But Thames then whacked a grand slam to left, Detroit's lead ballooned to 8-1, and Tavarez was headed to the showers.
On the other side, Miller held the Red Sox in check (7-3-1-4-6, 109).
Julian Tavarez (4.39, 102 ERA+) / Andrew Miller (3.81, 115 ERA+)
Gordon Edes reports that 28-year-old right-handed hitting first baseman Jeff Bailey has been called up from Pawtucket -- and may start tonight.
He is adequate defensively, with below average range, a decent glove, and an good arm for a 1B. Above average power, leading the Red Sox minors in home runs in 2006. Good contact and plate patience. Slow on the basepaths, about what you'd expect from a converted catcher. Strikes out too much. Failed to impress during extended stints with the Red Sox in Spring Training 2007.In 74 games with the PawSox, Bailey is hitting .250/.358/.429 -- but .301/.400/.491 against LHP.
[LHP] Miller allowed six runs over five innings in his first start against an American League team in an 8-5 loss to the Twins on Saturday. Miller had experienced few problems in his first four starts, with a 3-1 record and 2.70 ERA, all of which came in Interleague Play.Detroit has a 49-34 record and is 1 GB Cleveland in the Central.