On Monday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox celebrated Memorial Day by opening a four-game set at Fenway Park. Coming into the series off a three-game sweep of their division rivals the Minnesota Twins, the Tigers hoped to continue their hot hand. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case as the Red Sox handily beat the streaking club by a score of 7-4.
Boston took control of the game early by scoring five runs in the first three innings, which for all intents and purposes put the game out of reach. The Red Sox offensive output was the product of a complete team effort as six different players registered an RBI with short stop Mike Avilles finishing the game with two.
On the Detroit end of things, the club generated their four runs through the long ball. Delmon Young and Gerald Laird both hit solo shots while Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homerun in the top of the ninth.
Tigers' pitcher Doug Fister was tagged with the loss after allowing six earned runs on 11 hits in five innings pitched; he is now 0-3 on the season. Felix Doubront earned the win by allowing two earned runs on four hits in six innings pitched and is now 5-2 on the season.