Before the All-Star Break commences, the Sox have business to do in the form of completing a sweep of the hapless Detroit Tigers. They also have to rid themselves from a brutal streak by the pitching staff. In the last thirteen games, they have allowed five runs or more in TWELVE of those games. Thankfully coming when the offense is lighting up the scoreboards. Last night Porcello got the W, despite the fact of giving up six runs in 5.2 innings. The last four came in the sixth inning.

David Price takes the mound for the Red Sox, looking for his 150th career Win. Paired with a scorching hot Sox offense, he looks to cap off their road trip at 5-1. His last three starts have been good — 6 Runs (5 ER) in 17 innings. But it would be a huge plus to see him go longer in starts. His last start of reaching seven innings…. April 14th opposing the Orioles.

Gregory Soto takes the ball for the Tigers. His rookie campaign hasn’t gone according to plan thus far:

7 games (6 starts) — (0-2, 8.06 ERA)

22.1 innings, 30 Hits, 20 Runs, 5 HRs, 16 Ks, 12 Walks

In his six starts, the most he has pitched is four innings. And the most success he has had was four shutout innings facing the Indians. With the Break approaching, the Tigers probably won’t mind as much doing a bullpen game today, even with Zimmermann giving them a shorter start than desired.

First Pitch – 1:10pm ET !!!


David Price — Career vs Detroit Tigers in 9 games (7 starts), 6-1 with a 2.10 ERA. Career at Comerica Park in 22 games (20 starts), 10-4 with a 2.99 ERA.


Detroit Tigers:

Gordon Beckham – 3 for 32 (.094 avg) 3 Walks, 6 Ks

Miguel Cabrera – 1 for 17 (.059 avg) RBI, 2 Walks, 7 Ks

Jeimer Candelario – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) K

Nicholas Castellanos – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 2 Ks

Harold Castro —–

Brandon Dixon —–

Niko Goodrum – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

John Hicks – 0 for 3

Jordy Mercer – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) K

Victor Reyes —–

Christin Stewart —–

Bobby Wilson – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) Double, 2 RBIs


Gregory Soto — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 1 game, 0.00 ERA. In that relief appearance on Friday, he threw a scoreless inning, giving up two hits and striking out one. Career at Comerica Park in 5 games (4 starts), 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi —–

Mookie Betts —–

Xander Bogaerts —–

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)

Michael Chavis – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)

Rafael Devers —–

Marco Hernandez —–

Brock Holt —–

Sandy Leon —–

J.D. Martinez – 0 for 1, K

Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 1

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 1

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