A shaky four-run bottom of the fourth by the Boston Red Sox threatened to knock out Detroit Tigers' ace Justin Verlander out of the game and end his 63-game streak of pitching at least six innings. Now instead, a driving rain storm may be the deciding factor in ending Verlander's streak as the game is in a rain delay in the top of the sixth inning.
The Red Sox lead the game 4-1 after a pair of walks and an error helped fuel the four-run rally against the Tigers. Verlander came back strong in the fifth, striking out two and retiring the Red Sox in order.
The game was stopped with two outs in the top of the sixth with the Tigers trying to rally. Second baseman Omar Infante is scheduled to bat with the bases loaded if and when play resumes.
Boston starter Josh Beckett was forced from the game in the third inning after a lower back injury flared up, forcing Becket to leave the game.
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