#RedSox Game Summary (June 11) Missing mojo. After two successive losses, the Tigers threw down the gauntlet, jumping all over Drew Pomeranz for 3 runs in the first inning. A 2 run homer by Nicholas Castellanos and a series of singles for another run put Drew on a bad footing. The Sox got one back in the bottom of the inning with a double by Dustin Pedroia off Detroit starter Daniel Norris. Dustin scored on a single by Hanley Ramirez. Boston cut the lead to 3-2 when Jackie Bradley, Jr. singled and scored Pedey’s second double of the game. Then in the 5th, it was good night, nurse, as Justin Upton hit a grand slam and James McCann doubled, scoring on an Ian Kinsler single. The Sox managed one more run in the 6th when JBJ doubled and scored on a single by Christian Vazquez. Mookie Betts also doubled in the game. It’s not that they aren’t hitting. It just seems they can’t put it all together. You know, they need that special mojo. Detroit beat Boston, 8-3, at Fenway Park. Record: 34-28. Game 62/100.
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#RedSox Game Summary (June 10) Guaranteed satisfaction Sale. Boston’s sluggers had Chris Sale’s back today, as Chris was good, but not great, giving up 3 runs over 7 innings on 9 hits, while whiffing 7 and walking no one. The Detroit runs came on 2 singles and a Nicholas Castellanos double in the 5th for one, and another scoring on a fielder’s choice. In the 6th, Justin Uptown doubled and scored on a Mike Mahtook single. Our old friend Julio Igelsias also doubled off Sale. The Red Sox started the scoring when a series of singles and a walk by Tiger starter Justin Verlander set up a bases loaded situation for Dustin Pedroia, whose sac fly scored one run, and Mitch Moreland’s single drove in another. In the 5th, after Mookie Betts walked and Xander Bogaerts doubled, Verlander intentionally walked Mitch Moreland to bring Andrew Benintendi to the plate with the bases loaded. He did his job, launching a fly to center allowing Pedey to tag up and score, giving Boston the lead, 3-2. The Sox did their job of wearing Verlander down, and he finally sat after the 5th with a pitch count of 108. Now into the Tiger bullpen, the Sox hitters could really go to work. In the 7th, with the score tied, 3-3, Pedey and the X-Man singled, and Moreland drove them both in with a double. Moreland reached third on a wild pitch by Detroit reliever Warwick Saupold, and scored on a Josh Rutledge single. 6-3. In the 8th, Armenia Leon came on for Detroit, and walked Mookie before giving up a single to Pedey and a double to the X-Man for another run. 7-3. Leon then intentionally walked Moreland, and Benintendi’s subsequent single scored 2 more. 9-3. JBJ then singled to load the bases, and Leon walked Rutledge to force in another run. 10-3. Finally, Sandy Leon hit a sac fly. 11-3. Blaine Boyer came on for Boston in this non-save situation and closed things out. Boston beat Detroit, 11-3, at Fenway Park. Record: 34-27. Game 61/101.
#RedSox Game Summary (June 9) Heaving hitting heroes. Boston’s heavy hitters, Mookie Betts (2-for-3), Mitch Moreland (3-for-4), Xander Bogaerts (2-for-4), and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (2-for-4) came up big tonight to overcome a 1 run deficit and top the Detroit Tigers. Red Sox rookie Brian Johnson started this game, and was greeted with a rough first inning, as Nicholas Costellanos hit a solo bomb. Then, Johnson surrendered 3 successive singles to yield another score. The Tigers notched another in the 4th as Mikie Mahtook hit another solo blast. After Johnson gave up a 1 out single to our old friend Victor Martinez in the 5th, Heath Hembree came on in relief, having thrown 105 pitches in just 4 1/3rd innings. The bullpen took it from there, as Red Sox batters tried to find a solution for Detroit pitching. In the bottom of the 4th, Mitch Moreland found the simplest solution: a solo dinger off Tiger starter Jordan Zimmermann. Later in the inning, Andrew Benintendi singled, and scored on a hit by JBJ. The score remained 3-2 until the bottom of the 8th, when Bogaerts singled and scored on a Moreland hit. Then, JBJ hit a 2 run bomb to right. Craig Kimbrel came on in the 9th and, well, that was that. Moreland and Betts also doubled for the Red Sox. Boston beat Detroit, 5-3, at Fenway Park. Record: 33-27. Game 60/102.