RedSox Game Summary (April 8) Taken in the Fifth

Eduardo Rodriguez seemed to be having a pretty good start for the Sox, apart from that solo bomb in the 3rd by our old friend, Julio Iglesias, but after giving up another solo dinger to James McCann in the 5th, he seemed rattled, giving up 3 more hits in succession, including doubles by JaCoby Jones and Iglesias. By the time the dust had settled, he had surrendered 4 runs, more than enough for Detroit to win. Too bad, because things had started so positively. In the 2nd, Mitch Moreland doubled (Mitch went 2-for-4 for the game), moved to 3rd on a fly ball by Pablo Sandoval, and scored on a Jackie Bradley, Jr. sacrifice fly. Christian Vazquez also doubled in the game. JBJ supplied some heroics in the outfield, as did Andrew Benintendi, who threw out Ian Kinsler trying to stretch a single into a double. But the day belong largely to Tiger starter Jordan Zimmerman, who scattered 4 hits over 6 innings, giving up just the 1 run, while walking one and striking out 3. Once again, the flu was on Detroit’s side, with Hanley Ramirez, Xander Bogaerts, and Mookie Betts out sick, though Mookie did arrive and suit up during the game. We also got word that Joe Kelly is now sick as well. Perhaps that explains why he didn’t look himself yesterday, giving up 2 consecutive walks that cost the game. A scary moment came in the 9th when JBJ caught his toe cleat in the ground running out a fly ball, and fell awkwardly on his right knee. No word yet on whether the knee injury is serious. Detroit beat Boston, 4-1, at Comerica Park. Record: 2-2. Game 4/158.

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