Red Sox - 202 102 000 - 7 13 0 Tigers - 000 200 000 - 2 10 0Rusney Castillo and Xander Bogaerts each had three hits, and Hanley Ramirez had two. ... Bogaerts, Ramirez and David Ortiz each drove in two runs. ... Castillo scored three times and Jackie Bradley scored twice.
Ramirez's two-run double put the Red Sox on the board and Ortiz's two-run homer (#488) in the third inning gave Boston a four-run lead. Castillo drove in a run in the fourth on a force play and Bogaerts doubled home two more in the sixth.
Joe Kelly (5.1-7-2-2-7, 96) struck out seven Tigers through the first three innings.
And: Jose Bautista's solo home run in the top of the tenth gave the Blue Jays a 2-1 victory over the Yankees and cut New York's lead in the East to 3.5 games.
Holt, 2BThe series to watch this weekend is Yankees at Blue Jays.
Toronto (8-1 since trading for Troy Tulowitzki) is only 4.5 GB in the East. ... With reluctance, I say: "Go Jays!"