Red Sox Game Summary (April 10) Verlander; ’nuff said.

#RedSox Game Summary (April 10) Verlander; ‘nuff said. It is always a privilege to watch a master craftsman at work. Justin Verlander went 7 innings, giving up just 3 hits, two of which were doubles by Mitch Moreland. Mitch also scored the only Red Sox run in the 2nd when he doubled, reached 3rd on an error and scored on a double play. Dustin Pedroia had the only other hit off Verlander. This was a classic pitchers’ duel, with Chris Sale looking very strong through 7 innings, having given up just one run on a homer by Ian Kinsler in the 6th. Then in the 8th, after getting the first two out, Chris seemed tired, surrendering a double to Andrew Romine (his second off Sale in the game), and a RBI single to Nicholas Castellanos. That gave Detroit all the runs they would need as the bullpen did its job. The Sox had a slight threat in the 9th when Moreland singled (he went 3-for-4 for the game) and was lifted for a pinch runner. This was a tough loss for Sale, and one has to wonder if he, like Porcello before him, was simply left in a little too long. He finished having thrown 108 pitches, though in fairness, Verlander had 112. Detroit beat Boston, 2-1, at Comerica Park. Record: 3-3. Game 6/156.


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