August 1, 2012

G105: Tigers 7, Red Sox 5

Tigers  - 000 150 010 - 7 12  0
Red Sox - 100 003 100 - 5 10  0
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder hit back-to-back home runs off consecutive pitches from Aaron Cook (4.2-9-6-0-0, 86), capping a big fifth inning that Boston could not overcome. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak.

The Red Sox made a valiant effort, though. In the sixth, singles from Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez and Cody Ross loaded the bases with no outs. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit into a 4-6-3 double play, and one run scored. Will Middlebrooks stroked an RBI-single to right, ending Rick Porcello's night (5.2-8-4-2-6, 88). After Ryan Kalish walked, Pedro Ciriaco singled home a run off Phil Coke, making it 6-4, Tigers.

Carl Crawford homered to open the seventh, cutting the lead to one run. But three Detroit relievers retired the next nine Boston batters - only one ball was hit out of the infield - to secure the Tigers' win.

Cook has allowed 5+ runs in each of his last three starts.
Rick Porcello / Aaron Cook
Ellsbury, CF
Crawford, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ross, DH
Saltalamacchia, C
Middlebrooks, 3B
Kalish, RF
Ciriaco, SS

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