Story’s 3-run HR from Fenway helped Red Sox beat Tigers 5-4

BOSTON (AP) – Trevor Storey hit a three-run homer from Fenway Park, Christian Vazquez added a single shot for a crucial run in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Wearing an unusual yellow jersey with blue trim, Boston went 4-2 in the fourth when Storey held a dangling slider from rookie Beau Briske (1-6) on Lansdowne Street for his 11th homer this season.

“Just got a pitch type in the middle of the plate and tried not to do too much with it and it worked,” said Storey, who had 48 RBI in his first season with the Red Sox.

Vazquez lined up Andrew Chaffin’s first pitch in the Green Monster seats for a 5–3 lead in the seventh.

Rich Hill (3-4) conceded three runs and seven hits in five innings with six strikes.

Matt Straum allowed Jonathan Shoop’s leadoff homer in ninth – Schoop’s team-high sixth home run this year. Jon Schreiber got his second defense this season when Miguel Cabrera hit a game-ending groundout with a man.

Schreiber pitched for the third day in a row and for the fourth time in five games.

“We needed one, and got it,” said manager Alex Cora.

Boston was leading 11-8 but won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 15-4 in June. The Red Sox are season-high seven games at 38-31 above .500.

Detroit has lost eight out of 10.

Javier Baez scored three more times in the first and added a single homer in the third. Cabrera singled out each of his first three at-bats and needed three hits to tie Rod Carew in 28th at 3,053.

Riley Greene had a pair of singles for the Tigers.

Briske conceded four runs and six hits in five innings. In his 11th major league debut, Briske scored four runs and not a single batsman was able to move.

rest up

Cora said Schreiber, who has not been allowed to participate in 10 matches this month, will be one of several Red Sox players to get a day off on Wednesday. The Red Sox have already secured their sixth straight series and have a break in the schedule coming Thursday, followed by a weekend series in Cleveland.

Cora said Rafael Devers would also land at third base on Wednesday and so would shortstop Xander Bogarts, who went 2-for-4 on Tuesday and scored a run, providing a chance for potential Jeter Downs to make his big league debut. The place cleared. Downs, who was part of a package sent by the Dodgers in exchange for Mookie Bets, was called from Triple-A Worcester on Monday and will start at shortstop on Wednesday, Cora said.

not enough

Baez singles out in the ninth with two and completes the double short of the cycle. He was robbed by another hit in the seventh when Storey jumped to second on a line drive toward right-center field.

“I knew I could have a shot. You just track it,” Kahani said. “I had to get up in the air a little bit and put my glove on.”


Hill was not looking for the new ball after a foul by Cabrera and umpire Dan Bellino’s toss hit him in the chest. Hill said he was fine when Vazquez and Bellino came out to check on him.

“Bellino has a good fastball,” said Hill, laughing. “I wasn’t paying attention. You have to put your head on the swivel in there.”

instructor room

Tigers: Pitching coach Chris Fetter has dropped his name from consideration for a vacant coaching position at the University of Michigan, said manager AJ Hinch. Fetters was an assistant to coach Eric Bacich for the Wolverines for three years, when he was added to Hinch’s staff as manager in 2020. Beckich left Michigan last week to take over Clemson.

Red Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (swelling of right hip) could return early next week after throwing a mock game on Tuesday, manager Alex Cora said. Cora said Whitlock felt good, but the status of his return will depend on how he feels on Wednesday.


Tigers LHP Tariq Schubal (5-4, 3.13 ERA) will take on Boston RHP Michael Wacha (5-1) on Wednesday night in a three-match series finale.


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