Red Sox Opening Day Live Blog

April 5, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox Opening Day Live Blog
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox start the 2012 season Thursday afternoon in Detroit.

Stick with CBSBostonsports as we live blog the game, with updates from Detroit from WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche.

Final, 3-2 Tigers

4:17 pm

The Red Sox lose on a walk-off single from Austin Jackson.

It wasn’t a great debut for Aceves as a closer, as he hit the No. 9 hitter, Ramon Santiago, and allowed a sharply hit single past a diving Nick Punto at third base to drive home the winning run.

Melancon gets the loss, and the Red Sox are 0-1 to start the new season.

Bottom 9th, 2-2

4:10 pm

With a bit of a dicey situation developing, Bobby V is now going to his closer.

Mark Melancon only retired one of the three batters he faced, giving up shallow singles to Peralta and Avila.

Alfredo Aceves, the closer for the meantime, now enters for his first action of the year.

Top 9th, 2-2

4 pm

Tie game!

David Ortiz scored Pedroia on a sacrifice fly, before Kevin Youkilis went down swinging.

With two outs, McDonald stole second base, putting the Red Sox’ last out on the shoulders of Ryan Sweeney "

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