Red Sox Nip Tigers 1-0 Friday
The All-Star break didn't cool off the Boston Red Sox's winning streak, as they began the "2nd half" of the season with a 1-0 shutout victory over the Tigers in Detroit on Friday, July 20th.
David Price went 6.1 innings for the Red Sox, scattering 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1. Craig Kimbrel pitched the 9th for his 31st save of the season.
It was a little dicey for Red Sox fans in the 8th inning as Matt Barnes struck out the side, but 2 wild pitches on swinging strike 3's got by Sandy Leon and the Tigers ended up with a runner at 3rd. But he was caught in a rundown trying to score, and the shutout was preserved.
Boston's lone run came in the 1st inning when Steve Pearce doubled, scoring Andrew Benintendi. Benintendi returned to the club from bereavement leave prior to the game, with the Red Sox sending Sam Travis back down to Pawtucket. Pearce ended up 2-4, while Benintendi was 2-3.
The New York Yankees lost to the Mets 7-5 so now the Red Sox own a 5.5 game lead, their largest of the season over the 2nd place Yankees.
The Red Sox and Tigers will play the 2nd game of the 3 game series Saturday evening with a special time of 6:10 PM. The Red Sox will send Brian Johnson to the mound. The pregame starts at 5:25 on AM 1370 WDEA