The Tigers wasted plenty of scoring chances last night inBoston, where the Red Sox beatDetroit4-to-3 on Carl Crawford’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.Detroitstranded ten runners, helpingBostonsweep the short 2-game series with their sixth straight win.
Al Alburquerque took the loss after starter Justin Verlander gave up three runs over eight innings, while striking out nine. Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back solo shots in the eighth to tie the game forDetroit.
Detroit starts inter-league play tonight, taking on the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The second place Tigers remain 5-games behind the Central Division leading Indians, who lost 8-to-2 to the White Sox.
And the Cubs last night beat the Marlins in Florida 5-to-1. The Cubs play the Red Sox this weekend inBostonwhile the White Sox host the Dodgers.