Red Sox rally with 4 in 8th inning, beat Tigers 7-5

DETROIT (AP) Even if the Boston Red Sox hadn't been short-handed, this would have been a gratifying win.

Sandy Leon broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, part of a four-run rally that lifted Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

The Red Sox, depleted recently by injury and illness, rallied four times from one-run deficits.

''The one thing that hasn't emerged was anyone talking about any excuses,'' manager John Farrell said. ''We know what's in front of us. We know how people feel. A number of guys aren't 100 percent, but a lot of fight in this group.''

Jackie Bradley Jr. missed the game for Boston after hurting his right knee Saturday, but the Red Sox got Mookie Betts back after he'd been out sick. Hanley Ramirez was still out with an illness.

Xander Bogaerts hasn't played since Wednesday - he's been on the bereavement list.

The Tigers led 4-3 in the eighth when Bruce Rondon (0-1) allowed a leadoff walk to Betts and a single by Chris Young. A throwing error on Young's single by left fielder Justin Upton left runners at second and third. After an intentional walk, Kyle Ryan came in and walked pinch-hitter Brock Holt to force in the tying run.

Leon followed with a line drive to center , and Boston led 6-4.

''We've just got to find someone that can pitch the seventh and eighth inning,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Justin Wilson was unavailable tonight - he'd be a guy you could pitch in the eighth inning, but he'd pitched two days in a row, and we didn't want to use him.''

Matt Barnes (1-0) got the win in relief for Boston. He'd just come off the bereavement list before the game.

Craig Kimbrel allowed a run in the ninth but recovered for his second save of the season. He's converted 21 chances in a row.

The Red Sox led 7-4 when Kimbrel walked the first two Detroit hitters in the ninth. The Boston closer then struck out Miguel Cabrera. Victor Martinez nearly tied it with a drive to right, but it went foul, and he ended up settling for an RBI single.

Kimbrel then struck out Upton and Tyler Collins to end it.

Boston right-hander Rick Porcello allowed four runs - three earned - and 11 hits in six-plus innings against his former team. Last year's AL Cy Young Award winner walked one and struck out eight.

Porcello looked briefly hobbled at one point when he brushed against Detroit third base coach Dave Clark while going to back up the base.

''I just kind of landed awkwardly,'' Porcello said. ''I was watching the ball, and didn't see him. I heard him say something, and then I tried to move, and I just kind of landed awkwardly. It scared me more than anything, but I'm good to go.''

Porcello reached 1,000 strikeouts when he fanned Martinez in the first.

Upton put the Tigers up 1-0 with an RBI single in the first. After Marco Hernandez tied it with a run-scoring single in the second, Ian Kinsler drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the inning.

Mitch Moreland hit an RBI double in the third for the Red Sox, but Detroit took a 3-2 lead on Kinsler's run-scoring single in the fourth.

The Red Sox tied it again in the seventh on an RBI single by Andrew Benintendi. Nicholas Castellanos put the Tigers up 4-3 with a homer in the seventh, but that lead - like all their others - was short-lived.

Daniel Norris allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for Detroit.

CRUCIAL OVERTURN

The Red Sox appeared to have hit into a double play in the seventh, but a call at second base was overturned after a replay review . It turned out Kinsler had come off the bag an instant before making the catch-and-throw to first.

That reversal gave Boston a runner on second with two outs, and Benintendi's hit tied the game at 3.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Before the game, Farrell said Bradley was dealing with some soreness and swelling in his knee. Bradley said afterward he's hopeful he can avoid the DL, but he was set to return to Boston for further evaluation.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Chris Sale goes Monday in the series finale. Sale pitched seven scoreless innings against Pittsburgh in his previous start this season.

Tigers: Justin Verlander (1-0) takes the mound for the first time since Detroit's season opener. He is 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA against Boston in his career.

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TigersDET3-2
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  • W: M. Barnes (1-0)L: B. Rondon (0-1)S: C. Kimbrel (2)
  • HR: DET - N. Castellanos (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Pedroia 2B50100014.286.348.286.634-0.5
A. Benintendi CF50110011.200.304.350.6541.5
M. Betts RF31000200.167.444.167.6113.0
C. Young DH42200101.250.368.313.6815.0
M. Moreland 1B21110201.250.318.400.7186.0
S. Selsky CF30100012.167.167.333.5001.5
a- B. Holt LF01010100.200.500.200.7003.0
S. Leon C41220001.438.438.7501.1886.0
P. Sandoval 3B40000003.150.190.350.5400.0
M. Hernandez SS41310000.364.364.364.7275.0
  • a-walked for Selsky in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B41220121.375.524.6251.1495.0
N. Castellanos 3B42211102.263.364.7371.1009.0
M. Cabrera 1B50200023.118.286.118.4030.0
V. Martinez DH50210023.250.350.250.6002.0
J. Jones PR-DH0000-000.250.400.583.000-
J. Upton LF50110023.143.333.143.4761.0
T. Collins RF50100024.308.308.538.8460.0
A. Avila C30100122.500.6001.0001.6002.0
A. Romine CF42200012.400.400.6001.0004.5
J. Iglesias SS40000014.105.105.316.421-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Moreland (3), S. Selsky, S. Leon (2)
    • RBI - A. Benintendi (4), M. Moreland, B. Holt, S. Leon 2 (5), M. Hernandez
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi (4), M. Moreland, M. Hernandez
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Avila (2), A. Romine
    • HR - N. Castellanos (2)
    • RBI - I. Kinsler 2 (4), N. Castellanos (3), V. Martinez (3), J. Upton
    • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (2), J. Upton
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Pedroia
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Cabrera
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Hernandez
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Upton
    • DP - I. Kinsler, M. Cabrera, J. Iglesias, N. Castellanos
    • E - J. Upton
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Porcello6.011431814.382.0010.0
    M. Barnes (W, 1-0)2.01000300.000.5013.5
    C. Kimbrel (S, 2)1.01112303.003.007.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Porcello6.0
    M. Barnes (W, 1-0)2.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Norris6.17333204.261.589.0
    A. Wilson (BS, 1)0.21000009.001.50-1.0
    B. Rondon (L, 0-1)0.013320040.500.00-11.0
    K. Ryan (BS, 1)1.02111004.503.00-1.0
    A. Sanchez1.00000109.640.003.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Norris6.1
    A. Wilson (BS, 1)0.2
    B. Rondon (L, 0-1)0.0
    K. Ryan (BS, 1)1.0
    A. Sanchez1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 102-74, M. Barnes 24-17, C. Kimbrel 25-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 3-7, M. Barnes 2-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 30, M. Barnes 6, C. Kimbrel 6
    PITCHING
    • IBB - B. Rondon
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 97-58, A. Wilson 7-7, B. Rondon 7-3, K. Ryan 14-8, A. Sanchez 9-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 9-6, A. Wilson 1-0, K. Ryan 2-0, A. Sanchez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Norris 27, A. Wilson 2, B. Rondon 3, K. Ryan 5, A. Sanchez 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Red SoxBOS3-2
    0110001407111
    TigersDET3-2
    1101001015131
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Pedroia 2B50100014.286.348.286.634-0.5
    A. Benintendi CF50110011.200.304.350.6541.5
    M. Betts RF31000200.167.444.167.6113.0
    C. Young DH42200101.250.368.313.6815.0
    M. Moreland 1B21110201.250.318.400.7186.0
    S. Selsky CF30100012.167.167.333.5001.5
    a- B. Holt LF01010100.200.500.200.7003.0
    S. Leon C41220001.438.438.7501.1886.0
    P. Sandoval 3B40000003.150.190.350.5400.0
    M. Hernandez SS41310000.364.364.364.7275.0
    Total34711606313-----
    • a-walked for Selsky in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B41220121.375.524.6251.1495.0
    N. Castellanos 3B42211102.263.364.7371.1009.0
    M. Cabrera 1B50200023.118.286.118.4030.0
    V. Martinez DH50210023.250.350.250.6002.0
    J. Jones PR-DH0000-000.250.400.583.000-
    J. Upton LF50110023.143.333.143.4761.0
    T. Collins RF50100024.308.308.538.8460.0
    A. Avila C30100122.500.6001.0001.6002.0
    A. Romine CF42200012.400.400.6001.0004.5
    J. Iglesias SS40000014.105.105.316.421-0.5
    Total395135131424-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Moreland (3), S. Selsky, S. Leon (2)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi (4), M. Moreland, B. Holt, S. Leon 2 (5), M. Hernandez
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi (4), M. Moreland, M. Hernandez
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Avila (2), A. Romine
      • HR - N. Castellanos (2)
      • RBI - I. Kinsler 2 (4), N. Castellanos (3), V. Martinez (3), J. Upton
      • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (2), J. Upton
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Pedroia
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Cabrera
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Hernandez
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Upton
      • DP - I. Kinsler, M. Cabrera, J. Iglesias, N. Castellanos
      • E - J. Upton
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello6.011431814.382.0010.0
      M. Barnes (W, 1-0)2.01000300.000.5013.5
      C. Kimbrel (S, 2)1.01112303.003.007.5
      Total9.013543141---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello6.0
      M. Barnes (W, 1-0)2.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris6.17333204.261.589.0
      A. Wilson (BS, 1)0.21000009.001.50-1.0
      B. Rondon (L, 0-1)0.013320040.500.00-11.0
      K. Ryan (BS, 1)1.02111004.503.00-1.0
      A. Sanchez1.00000109.640.003.5
      Total9.01177630---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris6.1
      A. Wilson (BS, 1)0.2
      B. Rondon (L, 0-1)0.0
      K. Ryan (BS, 1)1.0
      A. Sanchez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 102-74, M. Barnes 24-17, C. Kimbrel 25-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 3-7, M. Barnes 2-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 30, M. Barnes 6, C. Kimbrel 6
      PITCHING
      • IBB - B. Rondon
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 97-58, A. Wilson 7-7, B. Rondon 7-3, K. Ryan 14-8, A. Sanchez 9-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 9-6, A. Wilson 1-0, K. Ryan 2-0, A. Sanchez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 27, A. Wilson 2, B. Rondon 3, K. Ryan 5, A. Sanchez 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Martinez singled to deep right, Kinsler scored, Castellanos to third75
      • 8TH INNING
        Sandoval grounded into double play third to second to first, Holt scored, Leon out at second74
        Leon singled to right center, Young and Moreland scored, Holt to third64
        Holt walked, Betts scored, Young to third, Moreland to second44
      • 7TH INNING
        Castellanos homered to center34
        Benintendi singled to left, Hernandez scored, Benintendi out at second33
      • 4TH INNING
        Kinsler singled to left center, Romine scored23
      • 3RD INNING
        Moreland doubled to left center, Young scored22
      • 2ND INNING
        Kinsler singled to center, Romine scored12
        Hernandez singled to left, Leon scored, Sandoval to second11
      • 1ST INNING
        Upton singled to center, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Anibal Sanchez relieved Kyle Ryan
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to third
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Young flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Matt Barnes
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked, Kinsler to second
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez singled to deep right, Kinsler scored, Castellanos to third
        • JaCoby Jones at designated hitter
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • T. Collins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Bruce Rondon relieved Alex Wilson
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts walked
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Young singled to deep left, Betts to third, Young to second on left fielder Upton fielding error
        • M. Moreland: Moreland intentionally walked
        • Brock Holt hit for Steve Selsky
        • Kyle Ryan relieved Bruce Rondon
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt walked, Betts scored, Young to third, Moreland to second
        • S. Leon: Leon singled to right center, Young and Moreland scored, Holt to third
        • P. Sandoval: Foul, Sandoval grounded into double play third to second to first, Holt scored, Leon out at second
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez singled to center
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pedroia grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Barnes Pitching:
        • T. Collins: Strike looking, Collins grounded out to second
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila doubled to deep left
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded out to first
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez reached on an infield single
        • Alex Wilson relieved Daniel Norris
        • D. Pedroia: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pedroia grounded out to second, Hernandez to second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Benintendi singled to left, Hernandez scored, Benintendi out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castellanos homered to center
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera reached on an infield single
        • Matt Barnes relieved Rick Porcello
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Upton grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Young singled to left
        • M. Moreland: Moreland grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Young out at second
        • S. Selsky: Ball, Selsky doubled to left center
        • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Leon grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Romine singled to left
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Iglesias popped out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pedroia struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi lined out to left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez flied out to left
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • T. Collins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Collins struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Leon popped out to pitcher
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to third
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Romine doubled to left center
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias lined out to right
        • I. Kinsler: Kinsler singled to left center, Romine scored
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Castellanos lined out to center
        • M. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi popped out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Young walked
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland doubled to left center, Young scored
        • S. Selsky: Foul, Ball, Selsky grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera lined out to first
        • V. Martinez: Martinez singled to center
        • J. Upton: Foul, Upton reached on fielder's choice to third, Martinez out at second
        • T. Collins: Ball, Collins singled to center, Upton to third
        • A. Avila: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland walked
        • S. Selsky: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Selsky struck out swinging
        • S. Leon: Ball, Leon doubled to left center, Moreland to third
        • P. Sandoval: Sandoval reached on fielder's choice to third, Moreland out at home, Leon to third
        • M. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hernandez singled to left, Leon scored, Sandoval to second
        • D. Pedroia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pedroia grounded into fielder's choice to third, Hernandez out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Romine reached on fielder's choice to first, Avila out at second, Romine to second on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to first, Romine to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler singled to center, Romine scored
        • N. Castellanos: Pickoff attempt, Castellanos lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pedroia singled to center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi flied out to center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pedroia picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • C. Young: Pickoff attempt, Young lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos singled to left
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to right, Castellanos to second
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Upton singled to center, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to second
        • T. Collins: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Collins flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)