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Story’s 3-run HR out of Fenway helps Red Sox beat Tigers 5-4

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BOSTON – Trevor’s story hit a three-time homer from Fenway Park, Christian Vasquez added a solo throw for a key seventh-inning run, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5–4 on Tuesday night.

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Boston, wearing unusual yellow jerseys with blue trim, took a 4-2 lead in the fourth when Storey hung up a slider from a rookie. Beautiful Briske (1-6) at Lansdowne Street for his 11th homer this season.

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“Just got the field kind of in the middle of the plate and tried not to do too much with it and it worked,” said Storey, who has 48 RBIs in his first season with the Red Sox.

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Vasquez on the lining Andrew Chafinthe first inning into Green Monster places for a 5-3 lead in the seventh.

Rich Hill (3-4) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings with six strikeouts.

Matt Strum admissible Jonathan ShoopHomer leads in the ninth – Shoop’s sixth home run this year. John Schreiber got his second save this season when Miguel Cabrera got into the final game with a man.

Schreiber served for the third day in a row and the fourth time in five games.

“We needed one and he got it,” manager Alex Cora said.

Boston lost 11–8 but won for the fourth time in five games, and improved to 15–4 in June. Red Sox – Seven games of the season above .500 at 38-31.

Detroit has lost eight out of ten games.

Javier Baez tripled and scored in the first and added a solo homer in the third. Cabrera has scored in each of his first three at-bats and needs three hits to tie Rod Carew in 28th with a score of 3,053.

Riley Green had a couple of singles for the Tigers.

Briske allowed four runs and six hits in five innings. In his 11th major league start, Briske struck out four goals and failed a test.


Cora said Schreiber, who has missed 10 games this month, will be one of several Red Sox players given Wednesday off. The Red Sox have already won their sixth straight series and will have a break on Thursday, followed by a weekend series in Cleveland.

Kora said Rafael Devers will also get a day off on Wednesday at third base, and so there will be a shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who went 2-for-4 on Tuesday and scored a goal, clearing the way for prospect Jeter Downs to make his major league debut. Downs, who was part of the package the Dodgers sent in exchange for Mookie Bettswas called up from Triple-A Worcester on Monday and will start shortstop on Wednesday, Cora said.


Baez scored with two strikeouts in ninth and finished the cycle in half. He forfeited another hit in the seventh when Storey made a spurt into second on a linear drive heading to right center field.

“I knew that I might have a chance. You just sort of keep track of it,” Storey said. “I had to get up in the air a bit and pick up the glove.”


Hill didn’t look for a new ball after Cabrera’s foul and referee Dan Bellino’s toss hit him in the chest. Hill said he was fine when Vazquez and Bellino went out to check on him.

“Bellino has a good fastball,” Hill said with a laugh. “I didn’t pay attention. You have to keep your head on the swivel.”


Tigers: Pitching coach Chris Fetter has dropped his name from consideration for a vacant coaching position at the University of Michigan, manager AJ Hinch said. Fetters was an assistant coach to Eric Bakic with the Wolverines for three years before joining Hinch’s staff when he was hired as a manager in 2020. Bakic left Michigan last week to take over at Clemson.

Red Sox: RHP Garret Whitlock (right thigh inflammation) could return as early as next week after holding a mock game on Tuesday, manager Alex Cora said. Cora said Whitlock is doing well, but the status of his return will depend on how he feels on Wednesday.


LHP Underwater thrust (5-4, 3.13 ERA) Tigers meet Boston RHP Michael Wacha (5-1) on Wednesday night in the final of the three-game series.


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