Red Sox Fall to Tigers 8-3
The Boston Red Sox fell to the Detroit Tigers Sunday night, June 11th 8-3. The loss drops the Red Sox 4.0 games out of 1st place, behind the New York Yankees who have 5 in a row.
Red Sox starting pticher Drew Pomeranz lasted only 4.1 innings, allowing 8 hits, while striking out 2 and walking 2. Heath Hembree came in with the bases loaded in the 5th inning and allowed a grand slam to Justin Upton, which hit the Pesky Pole, the foul pole in the right field stands.
Dustin Pedroia was 2-3 with two doubles, along with 2 walks. Hanley Ramirez was 2-3 with 2 doubles. Mookie Betts was 2-4 with a double and walk and Jackie Bradley Jr. was 2-4 with a double and walk.
The Boston Red Sox start a 4 game series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, June 12th. The first 2 games will be played at Fenway Park, and the second 2 games will be played in Philadelphia. Rick Porcello with his 3-8 record will pitch for the Red Sox, with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.