The Tigers are hoping to steal a game in Boston on Thursday night and avoid a four-game sweep. Unfortunately, the game started much like the previous three, with the Tigers running into some bad luck and the Red Sox hitting the ball hard, but the Tigers responded in the second inning to take an early lead, 3-2.
After Delmon Young was thrown out at the plate by Ryan Sweeney to end the top of the second inning, the Red Sox carried that momentum into the bottom half and scored two runs. Jarrod Saltalamacchia led the inning off with a deep fly on a change up that Tigers starter Max Scherzer left up to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. Sweeney followed Salty's bomb up with a sharp single and later scored on a two-out Scott Podsednik line-drive double over the head of center fielder Quintin Berry to make it 2-0.
The bottom of the order for the Tigers in the third led the inning off with back-to-back hits -- a single for Don Kelly and a double for Danny Worth. Quintin Berry then singled in Kelly to get the Tigers on the board before Brennan Boesch plated Worth on a sac fly to tie the game at 2-2. After Berry got to third base with two outs, Prince Fielder continued his recent tear with an RBI single to give the Tigers an early lead, 3-2.