Sox get to Scherzer early...and still lose

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

When Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino hit back-to-back singles in the top of the first inning, and David Ortiz crushed a long home run to right off Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead, you might have started thinking that Boston was off to the races. However, those were the only two runs Boston managed until the top of the ninth inning as the Tigers routed the Sox 10-3 on Saturday night at Comerica Park.

Scherzer (pictured) allowed just six hits over seven innings; he struck out six and didn't walk a batter in becoming the first eleven game winner in the major leagues this season.

Rookie Allen Webster made his second start of the season in place of the injured Clay Buchholz. He struck out five in 4.1 innings but was charged with five Tiger runs on eight hits and two walks.

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