Game Day Thread: Tigers win 2-1 against Red Sox, taking 3 of 4

Jul 31, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) receives congratulations from third baseman Nick Castellanos (9) after scoring in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (3-3) vs. Detroit Tigers (4-2)

Box Score from

First Pitch: 1:10 EST

Stadium: Comerica Park – Detroit

Weather: High 76 degrees, 20% chance of rain according to

Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket

Tigers lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler (2B)
  2. Nicholas Castellanos (3B)
  3. Miguel Cabrera (1B)
  4. Victor Martinez (DH)
  5. Mikie Mahtook (RF)
  6. James McCann (C)
  7. Jose Iglesias (SS)
  8. JaCoby Jones (CF)
  9. Andrew Romine (LF)

Pitching Results:

WP: Justin Wilson (1-0)

LP: Chris Sale (0-1)

SV: Francisco Rodriguez (2)

Game Notes:

The Tigers rebounded nicely from a horrible loss yesterday, to claim a 2-1 series-clinching win against the Boston Red Sox. Justin Verlander and Chris Sale were battling all day long, each of them pitching stellar into the seventh inning. JV gave up an early run, perpetrated by a Nicholas Castellanos error; while Sale pitched wonderfully, striking out 10 Tigers, until giving up a solo home run to Ian Kinsler in the bottom of the sixth. Castellanos got a bit of redemption, singling off of Sale in the eighth to drive in Andrew Romine, who took advantage of the opportunity to start, knocking two doubles off the Beantown Southpaw. Francisco Rodriguez and Justin Wilson combined to throw two scoreless innings from the bullpen, a nice thing to see after yesterday.

Next, the Tigers welcome the surprise of the early 2017 season, the Minnesota Twins to town for a three-game set, beginning tomorrow at 1:10 EST.