Tigers take final game from Red Sox

BOSTON — The Detroit Tigers salvaged the last game of a four-game set with Boston, knocking off the Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday.

Detroit trailed 2-0 early in the contest before scoring three runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead.

Quintin Berry had a run-scoring single to begin the inning for the Tigers, which was followed by a sacrifice fly by Brennan Boesch. Prince Fielder would hit a single to center to plate Berry.

The Red Sox tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning.

Detroit would score one run in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Miguel Cabrera and a single run in the eighth on a Delmon Young solo home run. The Tigers then added two more runs in the top of the ninth on a triple by Fielder to score Cabrera. Young then added a single to plate Fielder.

Berry and Young had three hits, while Cabrera and Fielder added a pair.

Max Scherzer earned the win for the Tigers, going six innings and fanning six batters. The bullpen did not give up a hit in the final three innings to preserve the victory.

Detroit is in action tonight when it travels to New York.

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