The Tigers scored five times in the second and twice more in the fourth on their way to a 7-3 victory.
Jake Peavy didn’t record an out in the fourth inning before he was pulled from the game, and the Sox were out of this game from the early innings until the ninth.
The Key Moment That five-run second inning was almost avoided, but Dustin Pedroia could not make a play.
It was not the easiest play, but it was nevertheless a play Pedroia typically makes. Instead, the hard-hit grounder from Jose Iglesias was bobbled by Pedroia, whose flip to second base was in time to retire the runner but was far too late for Stephen Drew to turn a double play.
Had Pedroia turned the double play, the inning would have ended with the Red Sox trailing by a manageable 1-0 score. Instead, a run scored on the play, and three more would cross the plate in the inning. The game was all but over "
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