Tigers 8, Red Sox 6
After this game, the Tigers might be looking into a move to the AL East. Max Scherzer (13 GS, 85.1 IP, 3.38 ERA, 3.10 FIP, 1.9 fWAR) struck out nine and walked only one, but he was hit around a little bit over 6.2 innings and allowed four runs. It wasn’t his best outing, but the bats had him covered as they assaulted the Red Sox all evening. They got a pair in the 1st when Cabrera, Martinez, and Hunter had back-to-back-to-back hits and followed it with a run in the 2nd and a Castellanos bomb in the 3rd. Suarez chimed in with his first career hit and home run in the 4th, they added two more in the 6th, and another in the 7th. The bullpen held the line for 2.1 innings and the Tigers won their second in a row. Well, the bullpen didn’t allow the tying running, at least. Nathan gave up two runs, but you have to build that into your expectations. They’ll make a run at their second sweep of the Sox this year on Sunday night with the man, Anibal Sanchez (9 GS, 50.1 IP, 2.15 ERA, 2.14 FIP, 1.8 fWAR), taking the ball.
The Moment: Suarez homers for his first MLB hit.