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Sale Strikes Out 10, But Red Sox Fall 2-1 to Detroit

14 April 2017
Sale Strikes Out 10, But Red Sox Fall 2-1 to Detroit

"We have a number of guys that aren't 100 percent, but there's a lot of fight in this group".

"There'll be a time in this season when you look to go to (closer Craig) Kimbrel for four outs", Farrell said, "but not in Game 3". "As soon as he started talking to (catcher) Sandy Leon through his glove it was easy to tell, just because Sale has had success against me in the past and Kinsler has hit him a little in the past", Castellanos said.

The bases were loaded with nobody out in the second inning.

"He was still strong and still had quality stuff", Farrell said. "That's a large number of at-bats a year ago that he was very productive".

Tigers: Ausmus said OF J.D. Martinez (sprained right foot) was able to swing Friday. "The starting pitcher did a nice job, we had a lead late, and we couldn't hold them".

"We've just got to find someone that can pitch the seventh and eighth inning", Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

In relief of Zimmermann, righty Shane Greene, lefty Kyle Ryan who endured a hectic day of travel back from Florida, where he spent the past few days on the paternity list and lefty Justin Wilson threw scoreless innings. (Shane) Greene was down as well. "But in the fifth inning. they were able to get him that second and third time through the order".

"(On Monday) I stopped worrying so much about pitch count, which sometimes I do and sometimes I don't", Verlander said.

After Andrew Romine doubled with two outs and the Tigers trailing by a run, Sale was fine with pitching around Ian Kinsler. "There's no die in this team".

Red Sox: Betts and Brock Holt both sat out Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh because of illness. Addison Reed picked up the save after allowing one run in the 9th.

It was Verlander's 20th consecutive start allowing three earned runs or less, tying teammate Daniel Norris for the longest stretch in baseball.

Verlander gave up an unearned run, three hits and two walks while striking out four in seven innings and was not involved in the decision.

The Red Sox appeared to have hit into a double play in the seventh, but a call at second base was overturned after a replay review. The two staged an old-fashioned duel that saw Sale outlast his rival by pitching into the eighth, but ultimately leave with the loss after Tigers scratched out a run to complete their 2-1 victory.

Upton put the Tigers up 1-0 with an RBI single in the first.

NOTES: Boston optioned RHP Noe Ramirez to Triple-A Pawtucket before activating RHP Matt Barnes from the bereavement list before the game. "K-Rod struggled the first inning, at least the first hitter". Moreland started the top of the ninth by lacing a single through the shift for his third hit of the game and was then lifted for pinch runner Steve Selsky.

The Tigers took care of business, taking three out of four games from the Red Sox.

Athletics 2, Royals 0 • Khris Davis hit a two-run homer and Jharel Cotton breezed through seven innings, allowing two singles and three walks, as Oakland won.