Bailey implodes in the 9th in Red Sox loss

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Jhonny Peralta slammed a two-run home run off closer Andrew Bailey with a man aboard in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win over the Red Sox at Comerica Park. It was the 27th home run allowed by a Boston relief pitcher this season.

Ortiz (pictured) got the Sox on the board early with his 15th home run of the season in the top of the fourth inning off Detroit starter Jose Alvarez, giving Boston a 1-0 lead. The lead doubled to 2-0 when Jacoby Ellsbury singled home Jose Iglesias in the top of the fifth. Ortiz drove in another run with a single in the top of the eighth inning.

The Tigers tied the score in the bottom of the inning on a 2-RBI single by Torii Hunter.

John Lackey gave the Red Sox seven very strong innings allowing just two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five.

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