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Lackey (5-3) gave up more than two runs for the first time in five starts. Five the six were earned as he allowed nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.
“Just didn’t get some locations there in the fifth inning. That was pretty much the inning I’d like to take back. I just didn’t locate some balls in that inning for sure,” Lackey said. “They’re deep all the way through the lineup.”
Miguel Cabrera hit a solo homer in the third and RBI single in the fifth and Rick Porcello pitched eight solid innings for Detroit. It was the 10th consecutive road win for the Tigers, who are a majors’ best 26-12.
Xander Bogaerts had a solo homer and Mike Napoli three singles for the slumping Red Sox, who have scored just one run in the first two games of the three-game series. Boston lost the opener 1-0 Friday.
“Early runs, we find ourselves behind,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “One real scoring threat in the fourth inning and we come up empty. That was pretty much the story here tonight.”
Porcello (7-1) gave up one run on six hits, striking out four and walking one.
Boston’s David Ortiz had a single to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, going 19 for 40 with five homers and eight RBIs during that stretch.
In the fourth, Torii Hunter had an RBI double and scored on Cabrera’s single to make it 4-0.
“I thought he had very good stuff. There were some mislocated fastballs, particularly to the arm side that they were able to capitalize on,” Farrell said. “When you saw the doubles by the right-handers, those were balls that ended up on the inside part of the plate.”
The Red Sox were scoreless for 14 straight innings until Bogaerts homered into the seats above the Green Monster leading off the fifth. Rajai Davis’ RBI double made it 5-1 and chased Lackey in the sixth. Davis scored on Ian Kinsler’s sacrifice fly.
Boston’s slumbering offense loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth, but A.J. Pierzynski grounded weakly to second.
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