On a cool, wet night inBoston, the Tigers were shutout by the Red Sox 1-to-0. Both starting pitchers, Phil Coke forDetroitand Clay Buchholz, tossed shutout ball for seven innings with Coke allowing only three hits and Buchholz four.
Daniel Schlereth was saddled with the loss after surrendering the lone Boston run on an RBI double in the eighth inning. Jonathan Papelbon recorded his eighth save for the Red Sox. Alex Avila had two of Detroit’s five hits. The Tigers were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
The Tigers lost for just the second time in nine games while the Red Sox have won five straight. Both teams are now 22-and-20.Detroitace Justin Verlander gets the start tonight as the Tigers finish up the short 2-game series atFenwayParkand then head toPittsburghto begin inter-league play, opening a three game series tomorrow night against the Pirates.
Last night in Chicago, the White Sox beat Cleveland 1-to-0 while in Miami, the Cubs got by the Florida Marlins 7-to-5.