The Red Sox are out to wipe away some bad memories from Sunday as they take on the Tigers Monday afternoon.
We'll keep you up-to-date with all the action as it goes down in Fenway Park.
Red Sox 7, Tigers 4, Final -- Alfredo Aceves has another unfortunate ninth, allowing a loud fly ball out, a double, and then giving up a homer to Jhonny Peralta. But the big lead means it matters little, and the game ends 7-4, Boston.
Red Sox 7, Tigers 2, End 8th -- The Sox add another run in the eighth as Ryan Sweeney picks up his third hit of the game and then scores on a double golfed by Mike Aviles to left-center field.
Alfredo Aceves seems ready to come into the game, likely to try and build some confidence after yesterday's unfortunate outing.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 2, Mid 8th -- After a leadoff single, Scott Atchison strikes out the side to keep Boston's lead at four runs. It's hard to believe this is the same pitcher the Sox sold to the Hanshin Tigers a few years back.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 2, End 7th -- Marte retires three more batters in a row, as the bullpens seem to be doing a good job of calming the game down.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 2, Mid 7th -- Scott Atchison continues his remarkable season by throwing a 1-2-3 seventh inning, striking out Jhonny Peralta in the process.
Red Sox 6, Tigers 2, End 6th -- Doug Fister gives up three singles and a run to lead off the inning with some help from his corner infielders, but Luis Marte does a good job of stopping the bleeding, keeping the Sox from scoring again.
Red Sox 5, Tigers 2, Mid 6th -- A leadoff single from Quintin Berry over Daniel Nava's head (and out of his glove) in left may have given the impression that Felix Doubront was showing his usual late-game fatigue. Strikeouts of Ryan Raburn and Miguel Cabrera, combined with an inning-ending ground ball off the bat of Prince Fielder were enough to persuade otherwise, however.
There is one worrisome turn of events, however, as Dustin Pedroia is out of the game with a jammed right thumb.
Red Sox 5, Tigers 2, End 5th -- Doug Fister enjoys his first clean inning of the game, sitting down the heart of the order in speedy fashion.
Red Sox 5, Tigers 2, Mid 5th -- Felix Doubront hasn't missed many spots today, but when he has, he's paid for it. A fastball stays over the plate to Gerald Laird, who smacks a rocket just high enough to clear the monster. A tremendous diving play from Dustin Pedroia ends the inning without any further damage, however.
Red Sox 5, Tigers 1, End 4th -- A leadoff walk from Will Middlebrooks is all the Sox get in the fourth, as they strand their third baseman at second.
Red Sox 5, Tigers 1, Mid 4th -- Up against Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young--who took him deep in the second inning--Felix Doubront faced a tough challenge in the fourth inning. Or, at least, a tough task on paper. In reality, Doubront needed all of seven pitches to retire the side, getting Cabrera to fly out to left before inducing two easy ground balls to end the inning.
Red Sox 5, Tigers 1, End 3rd -- A leadoff base hit from David Ortiz is wasted as Kevin Youkilis quickly grounds into a double play, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia makes sure the Red Sox get their run all the same by slamming a solo shot into the Monster seats to make it 5-1.
Red Sox 4, Tigers 1, Mid 3rd -- Felix Doubront strikes out Quintin Berry and Ryan Raburn to end a 1-2-3 third inning. He's had wipeout stuff so far today--the sort that makes you wonder how good he can be with just a little more major league experience as a starter.
Red Sox 4, Tigers 1, End 2nd -- A gift call helps the Sox to score three runs. With Ryan Sweeney on second and two outs, Mike Aviles foul tips a ball into Gerald Laird's glove right above the ground. It should be strike three, but Aviles protests and the umpires decide it hit the ground before the glove. Within six pitches, the Sox have picked up two singles and a double off of Doug Fister, with the last shot a rocket off of Prince Fielder at first which scores the third run of the frame for the Sox.
Fister should have been out of the inning without any runs in, but he can't claim to be faultless. He's not getting any of the ground balls he needs, and if events had stayed the same without the gift call, he'd have on on and one in in the third with nobody out.
Red Sox 1, Tigers 1, Mid 1st -- One bad pitch costs Felix Doubront and the Red Sox the lead, as he leaves a 2-2 pitch over the plate which Delmon Young takes out of the park for a solo shot. A walk puts another baserunner on, but Will Middlebrooks makes a good play on a swinging bunt, and Adrian Gonzalez converts his chance in the outfield to end the inning.
Red Sox 1, Tigers 0, End 1st -- Some two-out offense gives Boston the early lead. After Doug Fister picked up a pair of quick outs to start the game, Adrian Gonzalez hit a low line drive past a diving Danny Worth at second. Fister would get ahead of David Ortiz 0-2, but let him drive the third pitch--a slider--high off the monster. With the ball caroming away from both outfielders who had made their way over by that point, Adrian Gonzalez was able to round third and head home for the run.
Red Sox 0, Tigers 0, Mid 1st -- Quintin Berry helps Felix Doubront get off to a quick start by bunting the second pitch of the game into the air and right back to the mound for the first out. After a fly ball from Ryan Raburn gives Doubront the second, the young southpaw attacks Miguel Cabrera with exclusively fastballs and gets him swinging to end the inning.