The Detroit Tigers’ bats just weren’t working during their soggy afternoon contest with the Boston Red Sox. Unfortunately, Boston’s were.
Jacoby Ellsbury belted a three run homer in the second inning that busted this game wide open, and Carl Crawford and Josh Reddick each drove in three runs in rain-shortened 14-1 thrashing of the Tigers.
Detroit, meanwhile, couldn’t do anything against Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves, managing just five hits and one run in six innings against him.
Max Scherzer, well, let’s just say he didn’t pick up that elusive seventh win. Scherzer, who started the season 6-0, has lost his last two outings and got drilled against the Sox. Scherzer lasted just two innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits.
One bright spot for the Tigers was reliever Adam Wilk, who made his season debut in relief of Scherzer. Wilk was called up on Tuesday and went 3 2/3 innings without giving up a run, giving up just two hits and striking out four in the process.