Red Sox Rally, But Fall To Tigers In Season Opener

April 5, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox Rally, But Fall To Tigers In Season Opener
" BOSTON (CBS) –  The Boston Red Sox dropped their season opener 3-2 to the Tigers in Detroit Thursday afternoon.

Boston reliever Mark Melancon had a tough debut with his new team, allowing two hits in just a third of an inning in the bottom of the ninth. Melancon was pulled after allowing back-to-back singles to Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila. Interim closer Alfredo Aceves came in, but gave up the game-winning run on an Edwin Jackson RBI single with one out.

The run was charged to Melancon, who was tabbed with the loss.

Stats: Red Sox-Tigers Box Score

After being down 2-0  entering the ninth inning, the Boston bats came alive and rallied for a pair of runs off Detroit closer Jose Valverde "

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