The big sticks came through!
Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera greeted Daniel Bard in the 8th inning with two no-doubt home runs of their own to match the pair of solo homers the Red Sox hit to tie the game up at three apiece.
Cabrera provided the encore to Boesch, hitting a rain-maker to left field over the Green Monster. It was Cabrera’s first home run in the month of May and came at a time when Cabrera was hitting just .167/.340/.590 over his last 11 games entering tonight.
The last time the Tigers went back-to-back was back on April 6 against the Baltimore Orioles when Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera did it in the 5th inning off of Brad Bergesen. The Tigers won that game 6-3 and Justin Verlander was also the pitcher of record.
Verlander will head out to the mound for the 8th inning at 98 pitches.