The Detroit Tigers are just one and a half games out of first place in the AL Central and are looking to make up some ground with a win in Boston. In the seventh inning, though, they're behind 4-2.
Austin Jackson opened the scoring with his eighth career lead-off home run, but Boston led 2-1 by the end of the first inning -- Carl Crawford had an RBI-triple and then scored on a Dustin Pedroia groundout.
An RBI-single from Miguel Cabrera tied it in the third inning, then Pedroia hit a two-run home run in the sixth to make it 4-2 for the Red Sox.
Through six innings, Detroit's Max Scherzer has given up five hits, four runs, and has nine strikeouts. That's his eighth start with nine or more strikeouts, tops in the majors, via Brian Britten.
Boston's Clay Buchholz has given up just four hits and two runs.
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