Tigers top Red Sox 6-5 after wild 8th inning
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 4:23
McCann's homer in the fifth put Detroit up 2-1, and the Tigers added two more runs off Rodriguez that inning.
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Scherzer (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. But what the Detroit bullpen had squandered, the Boston relievers quickly gave back. "We dramatically come back and take a big five-run eighth".
This is a team that needs to exhibit urgency and get off to a good start to avoid any notion of a rebuild.
NOTES: Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez remained in Boston on Saturday after being diagnosed with the flu. Reliever Matt Barnes and shortstop Xander Bogaerts are both on bereavement leave. "As the game went on, I got a little warmer and felt a lot better and the ball started coming out better".
Rondon was replaced by Alex Wilson who gave up a single and another run scored, making the score 4-2.
Heath Hembree (0-1) walked two batters, and Mikie Mahtook followed with a tying double off Robby Scott.
Jacoby Jones walks with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run.
"Just yanking some fastballs to his glove side", Boston manager John Farrell said.
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"This one got away from us". Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer tossed six shutout innings in his season debut and James McCann smacked a two-run home run.
Zimmermann (1-0) labored early but allowed only one run and four hits.
Boston led 1-0 after Jackie Bradley Jr.'s second-inning sacrifice fly when Iglesias tied it in the third with a solo shot to left. But that's why you buckle up, because you don't know what you can count on.
Red Sox: LHP David Price (elbow strain) threw out to 120 feet in what Farrell described as "another consistent work day.". Holt was in the starting lineup Friday as the designated hitter and went 1 for 2 with a walk before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh. It was Mahtook and the rook with two outs in the eighth, after Victor Martinez and Justin Upton worked hard for walks.
The game will feature the pitching matchup of Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez against Detroit's Jordan Zimmermann.
Enter: Rodriguez, asked to get a four-out save in the third game of the season.
It was a Home Opener to remember for many Detroit Tigers Fans, as Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the Tigers unveiled a Mr.
The Tigers hope the right-hander can be the pitcher this April that he was last April, when he went 5-0 with a 0.55 ERA to get named American League Pitcher of the Month.