Red Sox continue offensive surge in win over TigersMay 28, 2011 - 4:23 AM
Carl Crawford belted a two-run shot and Kevin Youkilis drove in two runs for the Red Sox, who have outscored their opponents 38-8 during a four-game win streak.
"We're on a roll right now," Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. "We just keep going out every day and playing winning baseball. It's been fun and we're going to keep it going."
Veteran Tim Wakefield (2-1) tossed seven innings to get the win, allowing just two runs on five hits.
Jhonny Peralta had a solo shot and an RBI double for Detroit, which has lost seven of its last 10 games.
Starter Rick Porcello (4-3) was touched for six runs on six hits in just three innings to suffer the loss. The right-hander walked two and struck out a pair.
"I had no consistency with anything really," Porcello said. "I had trouble locating the fastball. I fell behind guys and you're going to have success when you do that."
After Detroit took a 2-1 lead with a Peralta solo shot in the second, the Red Sox posted a five-run third to take control.
Ellsbury started it with a low line drive that just cleared the fence in right.
Pedroia kept the rally going with a walk and Adrian Gonzalez singled to put two men on. Youkilis followed with a deep fly ball into the right-center gap that brought home both runners.
The run burst was capped by Crawford's two-run homer that landed in the seats in right.
Recently recalled reliever Charlie Furbush made just his second career appearance for the Tigers in the fourth and prevented any more damage. He pitched five scoreless innings, struck out six and scattered two hits with two walks.
Detroit got an RBI double from Peralta run in the ninth, but it was too little too late as Jonathan Papelbon finished the game in a non-save situation.
Ellsbury led off the game with single, swiped second base and moved to third on Gonzalez's ground out. With two outs, Porcello threw a wild pitch, allowing Ellsbury to scamper home.
The Tigers responded with a run during the home half. Austin Jackson followed Ellsbury's lead with a single and stolen base. With two outs, Miguel Cabrera ripped a line shot up the middle to bring the leadoff hitter home.
Detroit traded infielder Scott Sizemore for Oakland pitcher David Purcey before the game...Boston has won all four matchups this season against the Tigers...The Tigers also recalled infielder Danny Worth from Toledo on Friday.
- BOSTON: 6
May 27 9:48 PM
- Alex Avila struck out swinging. Runner on second with one out and Casper Wells due up.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 3 Bot 9, 1 OutMay 27 9:44 PM
- Carl Crawford one-out, two-run Home Run (4) to right scored Kevin Youkilis. Jed Lowrie due up.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 2 Top 3, 1 OutMay 27 7:56 PM
- Kevin Youkilis double to center scored Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez with none out. Runner on second and David Ortiz due up.
Red Sox 4, Tigers 2 Top 3, 0 OutsMay 27 7:52 PM
- Jacoby Ellsbury lead-off Home Run (6) to right. Dustin Pedroia due up.
Red Sox 2, Tigers 2 Top 3, 0 OutsMay 27 7:44 PM
- Jhonny Peralta lead-off Home Run (8) to left. Alex Avila due up.
Red Sox 1, Tigers 2 Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 27 7:36 PM
- Miguel Cabrera single to center scored Austin Jackson with two out. Runner on first with and Victor Martinez due up.
Red Sox 1, Tigers 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 27 7:20 PM
- With Kevin Youkilis batting, Jacoby Ellsbury scores on a Rick Porcello wild pitch. None on with two outs and Kevin Youkilis at the plate.
Red Sox 1, Tigers 0 Top 1, 2 OutsMay 27 7:13 PM
- BOSTON: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 27 7:06 PM
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