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Tigers Vs. Red Sox Score Update: Detroit Leads After Huge Fifth Inning

The Detroit Tigers are looking to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox and it's looking good in the bottom of the fifth inning on Wednesday night. Detroit is up 6-1 on Boston thanks to a fifth-inning flurry.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead off of a Cody Ross RBI-single in the first, but the Tigers tied it up in the fourth on an RBI-single from Brennan Boesch.

The fifth inning began with singles from Alex Avila and Jhonny Peralta. Both advanced off a sacrifice from Ramon Santiago. Avila scored off an Austin Jackson single, Peralta scored on a Quintin Berry groundout and then Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder hit back-to-back home runs for the second time on this road trip, making it 6-1 for the Tigers.

This is when Boston removed starting pitcher Aaron Cook. Cook gave up nine hits and six earned runs in four and two-thirds innings, with no strikeouts. He was replaced by reliever Craig Breslow.

Tigers starter RIck Porcello has given up three hits and one run through four innings, striking out six.

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