Victorino paces Red Sox offense in 10-5 win over Tigers

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Shane Victorino's four hits and five RBI's paced the Red Sox offense, part of a 17-hit attack, as they beat the Tigers 10-6 at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Victorino (pictured) was one of six Boston hitters in double figures including Stephen Drew, Jose Iglesias (three each), Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Mike Napoli (two each).

The Red Sox got on the scoreboard quickly when Victorino hit his third home run of the season in the top of the first inning off Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister. Boston added a single run in the third and then chased Fister in a four-run fourth inning.

Jon Lester started for the Red Sox going 5.2 innings allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out three. For Lester, it was his first win since May 15. He ran into real trouble in the bottom of the fifth inning when Detroit erupted for four runs, three of them Miguel Cabrera's 20th home run of the year with two on.

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