July 24, 2015

G97: Red Sox 2, Tigers 1 (11)

Tigers  - 001 000 000 00 - 1  7  0
Red Sox - 001 000 000 01 - 2  9  0
Xander Bogaerts's third hit of the night - a one-out line drive into center field - scored Mookie Betts from second base as the Red Sox won in extra innings and snapped their eight-game losing streak.

Betts began the inning by drawing a walk against Blaine Hardy. Brock Holt bunted him over to second. On Bogaerts's hit, Betts slid in ahead of Anthony Gose's throw, but it appeared that his lead foot may have hopped up and over the plate. The Tigers challenged the call, and after a long delay, Tim Timmons's "safe" call was upheld.

Rick Porcello (7-5-1-0-6, 105) turned in a fantastic start. ... Holt had an RBI single in the third.
Justin Verlander / Rick Porcello
Betts, CF
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Sandoval, 3B
Ramirez, DH
Napoli, 1B
De Aza, LF
Victorino, RF
Hanigan, C
The Red Sox have lost eight games in a row and are sinking like a rock in the AL East (now 12 games out). They return home to Fenway Park tonight to start a 10-game homestand against the Tigers, White Sox, and Rays.

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