Tigers

Henry Owens didn't have it for the Red Sox on Sunday in Detroit. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
John Tomase
August 21, 2016 - 12:19 pm
DETROIT -- Henry Owens had quite a travel odyssey to reach Comerica Park in time for Sunday's start against the Tigers. Notified at 6 p.m. on Saturday, he was immediately scratched from his start with Triple-A Pawtucket in Scranton Wilkes-Barre and drove to Philadelphia, where he caught a 6:30 a.m...
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David Ortiz is congratulated after blasting a two-run homer against the Tigers on Saturday. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
John Tomase
August 20, 2016 - 8:18 pm
DETROIT -- The Red Sox suddenly look like one of the best teams in baseball again. They continued what is turning into a season-defining road trip with their eighth victory in nine games, beating the Tigers 3-2 despite a pair of lengthy rain delays that entrusted the final four innings to their...
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Rick Porcello was the picture of concentration while beating the Tigers on Friday. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 19, 2016 - 5:56 pm
DETROIT -- It's not as if Rick Porcello can say he was out to prove the Tigers wrong, since the man who traded him away now runs the Red Sox. But there's no question Porcello took a little extra pleasure in beating his former team on Friday night as the Red Sox bounced back from one of their worst...
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Home plate umpire Scott Barry ejects Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield in Thursday's loss to the Tigers. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 18, 2016 - 2:26 pm
The umpires didn't cost the Red Sox Thursday's ballyhooed matinee with the Tigers. Their bullpen did. But that didn't stop the Sox from steaming over a peculiar play that didn't go their way in the second inning. With one out and J.D. Martinez on first, Casey McGehee sent a sinking liner to center...
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Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate upm Scott Barry on Thursday. (Rick Osentoski/(USA Today Sports)
August 18, 2016 - 12:33 pm
For an August 18th game against two non-division teams, so many question marks surrounded Thursday's matinee vs. the Tigers. How would the Red Sox perform on short rest? Why wouldn't the Tigers move the start time? Would Clay Buchholz implode again? It turns out we should've been asking a different...
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