Sale win 7th straight decision; Red Sox beat Tigers 11-3

Pedroia's single wins it in 11th; Red Sox beat Phillies 6-5

Justin Verlander will go up against Red Sox ace Chris Sale tonight.

Sale outlasted Verlander to win his seventh straight decision in a matchup of big-name pitchers, and the Boston Red Sox pulled away late to beat the Tigers 11-3 on Saturday night. Sale's teams have scored a combined seven runs in those games, and his opponent has been even better. "They've given me some fits over the years".

The Tigers had the third-worst ERA of any Major League Baseball team from the seventh inning on coming into Saturday's game.

At Fenway for three games this weekend are the Detroit Tigers, who are hovering around.500 but are just 2.5 games out of first place in the ugly AL Central.

Here are more notes from Red Sox vs. Tigers. He has had a shaky season thus far, allowing 36 earned runs and 33 walks over 70 innings. He also tallied three strikeouts. Unfortunately, mines right now, ” said Wilson, who has allowed five earned runs in his last four appearances. "I was just, like I said, aware of it and not trying to overdo anything".

“We kind of split the game, ” Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said.




"We've got a lot of guys who have seen him quite a bit", he said. Sale has allowed multiple run in his last eight starts, but has managed to get deep into games for the most part. Josh Rutledge then added an RBI single. Bradley also drove in a run with a single in the fourth.

The Red Sox took the 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth on Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.

The Tigers fought back to tie the game again in the top of the sixth on an RBI single to center from Mikie Mahtook, but Sale held it from there. In the next at bat, Miguel Cabrera hit a weak ground ball to score Kinsler and just like that the game was tied. First, with two on and two outs in the top of the first, J.D. Martinez hit a jam shot that was saved by Jackie Bradley, Jr.in centerfield with a lovely diving catch.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has returned to the lineup after being activated from the 10-day disabled list. McCann had been out with a cut on his left hand. Tigers 3B Nicholas Castellanos made his 12th error of the season, high among all 3Bs and three more than he made in 108 games last season. Boston still had two runners on and one out, but the rally ended when Sandoval hit into a double play.

On May 6th Red Sox manager John Farrell benched Jackie after he was batting.175 to start the season.

"For a hard situation to be brought in such a positive way, hopefully to be able to raise funds to someday and one day find a cure and make a quality of life better, we champion what Pete has done", Farrell said. Adam West, the original Batman, died Saturday.

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