It was a wild game Thursday afternoon between the Red Sox and Tigers, but the Red Sox would pull away in the eighth with a four-run rally.
Nathan Eovaldi did not have his best start, as he went just 4.1 innings allowing six runs in the process. The Tigers mustered seven hits off the righty, as Eovaldi walked one and struck out five.
Franchy Cordero tallied three hits in the win, also scoring in each of his three trips on base. The only reason he actually played was because Kike Hernandez went down in the first inning after sliding into second base in the first inning. Cordero replaced him, and had by far his best game of the season.
Kevin Plawecki had a nice day at the plate, going 2-for-3 and in addition two walks and an RBI.
The Red Sox entering the sixth inning were down 7-5, but that would change. Cordero and Verdugo started out with back-to-back singles, followed by an RBI single by JD Martinez. Bogaerts would walk, and Devers would make Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer pay as the third baseman would deliver a two RBI single to give the Red Sox the 8-7 lead.
Phillips Valdez, Darwinzon Hernandez and Matt Andriese would all go one inning each allowing one run in order. Andriese would also be awarded the win.
A four run eighth would propel the Sox to victory. With two outs and two on, Christian Vazquez would rope a ball right down the right field line to bring in a run.
That would be followed up by Franchy Cordero chopping a ball right to Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario, but he would misplay it allowing a run to score giving the Red Sox the 10-9 lead. Two more runs would cross the plate after an Alex Verdugo RBI single that drove in the 11th and 12th run.
The Red Sox will pack their bags and head to Baltimore for a four game set, before returning home to face the A’s and Angels in three game sets.