Bradley rallies Red Sox to 5-3 win over Tigers

BOSTON (AP) Jackie Bradley Jr. made Detroit pay dearly for a couple of late mistakes.

Bradley hit a two-run homer in the eighth as Boston rallied for three runs in the inning and beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night.

A bloop single, followed by a bad pick-off attempt helped the Red Sox tie it in the eighth, then Bradley completed the comeback with his eighth homer of the season, a towering shot to right that cleared Detroit's bullpen and reached the stands.

''It felt good, especially with the circumstance,'' Bradley said. ''And it feels good to get a win.''

Mitch Moreland also scored on Bradley's homer after driving in the tying run with a single to right after Xander Bogaerts' leadoff single, a blooper that landed in shallow right. Moreland led off the fourth with a homer for Boston, which rallied from a 3-0 deficit to open a five-game homestand.

''We come off two tough games nights where not much offensively is taking place and it took us half a game to get on track tonight,'' Boston manager John Farrell said.

Matt Barnes (4-2) pitched one inning of relief and got the win and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 18th save.

Alex Wilson (1-3), who started the eighth with Detroit up 3-2, took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits. He also made an error on a wild pickoff attempt that put Bogaerts on second and in position to score easily on Moreland's third hit of the game.

''I think all of us go through a bad stretch at some point. Unfortunately, mine's right now,'' said Wilson, who has allowed five earned runs in his last four appearances. ''I don't think it will be an ongoing thing. I just need to buckle down and get out there and do my job. Unfortunately, I cost the team a win tonight.''

Nicholas Castellanos and Mikie Mahtook hit solo homers for the Tigers. Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings for Detroit, holding Boston to two runs on six hits, striking out three and walking three.

Zimmermann pitched himself out of a couple of early jams, but Detroit's bullpen couldn't quite hang on to the narrow lead.

''We kind of split the game,'' Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. ''The first half went to us. The second half went to them. And their second half was better than our first.''

Castellanos homered with one out in the first and Detroit added another run with two outs on consecutive singles by Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton. Mahtook put Detroit up 3-0 with a leadoff homer in the fourth.

Moreland led off the bottom of the fourth with a homer to right, just out of J.D. Martinez's reach and into the bullpen. Andrew Benintendi followed with a single and scored on Jackie Bradley's single to left. Boston still had two runners on and one out, but the rally ended when Pablo Sandoval hit into a double play.

Boston had another potential rally cut short in the sixth after Moreland's leadoff double. The Red Sox were running out of time until Bogaerts, Moreland and Bradley came through in the eighth.

''It's important. It's very important,'' Bradley said. ''We had just lost two on the road so we definitely wanted to start things off right back at home. This was a big win.''

LEAVING A MARK

The Tigers almost had to go to their bullpen early after Zimmerman took a line-drive off the back of his leg in the first. Bogaerts hit the ball hard and Zimmerman didn't have a chance to get out of the way before the ball hit him just above the knee.

Zimmerman remained in the game and threw 94 pitches.

''It's tough to shake him off the mound,'' Ausmus said. ''Unless his leg's severed, he's not coming out.''

BIG HITTER

Moreland went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Bradley, who drove in a run with a single in the fourth, was 2 for 4 with three RBIs. He nearly homered again to start the sixth with a deep fly off the center-field wall for a double.

''It was a great win for us,'' Moreland said. ''We just battled, never quit and continued to grind out at-bats trying to create some opportunities.''

WELCOME BACK

Brian Johnson, recalled by Boston earlier in the day from Triple-A Pawtucket, settled in after a rocky start and pitched 4 1-3 innings. He allowed eight hits, four of them in the first inning, and left trailing 3-2 with one out in the fifth.

It was Johnson's first start in the majors since he pitched a a five-hit shutout May 27 against Seattle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Detroit activated C James McCann from the 10-day disabled list Friday and had him back in the starting lineup in the series opener. McCann had been out with a cut on his left hand. ... RHP Justin Verlander, who had a throwing session Thursday to check the health of his right leg after an early exit in his last start, was cleared for his scheduled start Saturday.

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia returned to the lineup after a stint on the 10-day DL with a sprained left wrist. ... The Red Sox optioned 1B Sam Travis and RHP Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (4-4) makes his first start since leaving Sunday's game against Baltimore after just two innings with a tight right groin.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (7-2) has won his last six decisions. One of his two losses this season was against Detroit, which beat Boston 2-1 on April 10 despite 10 strikeouts by Sale.

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DET29-31
2001000003112
BOS33-27
00020003X5110
  • W: M. Barnes (4-2)L: A. Wilson (1-3)S: C. Kimbrel (18)
  • HR: DET - N. Castellanos (7), M. Mahtook (4), BOS - M. Moreland (8), J. Bradley (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B50000012.241.337.368.704-0.5
N. Castellanos 3B51111012.229.307.405.7125.5
M. Cabrera 1B50000040.263.371.409.781-2.0
V. Martinez DH21200200.274.356.401.7575.0
J. Martinez RF40300011.310.404.7471.1513.5
J. Upton LF40110005.256.346.493.8392.0
M. Mahtook CF31111004.229.270.457.7276.0
a- A. Presley PH-CF10000010.240.321.400.721-0.5
J. McCann C40000020.196.281.411.692-1.0
J. Iglesias SS40300000.256.284.375.6592.0
  • a-struck out for Mahtook in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF30200100.264.341.459.8004.0
D. Pedroia 2B40000003.286.362.371.7330.0
X. Bogaerts SS41200000.326.381.450.8303.0
M. Moreland 1B42321002.276.373.485.85811.0
A. Benintendi LF41100014.266.336.416.7521.5
H. Ramirez DH30000102.244.346.411.7571.0
J. Bradley CF41231022.231.325.442.7688.0
S. Leon C30100101.221.273.363.6362.0
P. Sandoval 3B40000024.205.253.364.616-1.0
D. Marrero 3B0000-000.159.198.305.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Martinez (6)
    • HR - N. Castellanos (7), M. Mahtook (4)
    • RBI - N. Castellanos (30), J. Upton (35), M. Mahtook (10)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (18)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts (18), M. Moreland (17)
    • HR - M. Moreland (8), J. Bradley (8)
    • RBI - M. Moreland 2 (32), J. Bradley 3 (27)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley 2 (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Iglesias (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Upton (4)
    • E - N. Castellanos (12), A. Wilson (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Zimmermann6.06223315.721.5711.5
    S. Greene (H, 9)1.01000101.571.052.5
    A. Wilson (L, 1-3) (BS, 2)0.24330013.291.06-12.0
    D. Stumpf0.100001013.504.500.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Zimmermann6.0
    S. Greene (H, 9)1.0
    A. Wilson (L, 1-3) (BS, 2)0.2
    D. Stumpf0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Johnson4.18331223.441.311.0
    H. Hembree1.22000203.381.332.0
    J. Kelly1.00001201.371.103.0
    M. Barnes (W, 4-2)1.01000203.761.1810.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 18)1.00000200.980.4711.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Johnson4.1
    H. Hembree1.2
    J. Kelly1.0
    M. Barnes (W, 4-2)1.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 18)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 94-64, S. Greene 20-13, A. Wilson 22-15, D. Stumpf 5-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 10-3, S. Greene 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 25, S. Greene 4, A. Wilson 6, D. Stumpf
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 105-73, H. Hembree 26-19, J. Kelly 19-14, M. Barnes 15-10, C. Kimbrel 20-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 4-7, H. Hembree 1-2, J. Kelly 1-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 22, H. Hembree 7, J. Kelly 4, M. Barnes 3, C. Kimbrel 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    DET29-31
    2001000003112
    BOS33-27
    00020003X5110
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B50000012.241.337.368.704-0.5
    N. Castellanos 3B51111012.229.307.405.7125.5
    M. Cabrera 1B50000040.263.371.409.781-2.0
    V. Martinez DH21200200.274.356.401.7575.0
    J. Martinez RF40300011.310.404.7471.1513.5
    J. Upton LF40110005.256.346.493.8392.0
    M. Mahtook CF31111004.229.270.457.7276.0
    a- A. Presley PH-CF10000010.240.321.400.721-0.5
    J. McCann C40000020.196.281.411.692-1.0
    J. Iglesias SS40300000.256.284.375.6592.0
    Total373113221014-----
    • a-struck out for Mahtook in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF30200100.264.341.459.8004.0
    D. Pedroia 2B40000003.286.362.371.7330.0
    X. Bogaerts SS41200000.326.381.450.8303.0
    M. Moreland 1B42321002.276.373.485.85811.0
    A. Benintendi LF41100014.266.336.416.7521.5
    H. Ramirez DH30000102.244.346.411.7571.0
    J. Bradley CF41231022.231.325.442.7688.0
    S. Leon C30100101.221.273.363.6362.0
    P. Sandoval 3B40000024.205.253.364.616-1.0
    D. Marrero 3B0000-000.159.198.305.000-
    Total33511523518-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Martinez (6)
      • HR - N. Castellanos (7), M. Mahtook (4)
      • RBI - N. Castellanos (30), J. Upton (35), M. Mahtook (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (18)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (18), M. Moreland (17)
      • HR - M. Moreland (8), J. Bradley (8)
      • RBI - M. Moreland 2 (32), J. Bradley 3 (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley 2 (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Iglesias (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Upton (4)
      • E - N. Castellanos (12), A. Wilson (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann6.06223315.721.5711.5
      S. Greene (H, 9)1.01000101.571.052.5
      A. Wilson (L, 1-3) (BS, 2)0.24330013.291.06-12.0
      D. Stumpf0.100001013.504.500.5
      Total8.01155352---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann6.0
      S. Greene (H, 9)1.0
      A. Wilson (L, 1-3) (BS, 2)0.2
      D. Stumpf0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Johnson4.18331223.441.311.0
      H. Hembree1.22000203.381.332.0
      J. Kelly1.00001201.371.103.0
      M. Barnes (W, 4-2)1.01000203.761.1810.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 18)1.00000200.980.4711.0
      Total9.011332102---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Johnson4.1
      H. Hembree1.2
      J. Kelly1.0
      M. Barnes (W, 4-2)1.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 18)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 94-64, S. Greene 20-13, A. Wilson 22-15, D. Stumpf 5-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 10-3, S. Greene 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 25, S. Greene 4, A. Wilson 6, D. Stumpf
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 105-73, H. Hembree 26-19, J. Kelly 19-14, M. Barnes 15-10, C. Kimbrel 20-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 4-7, H. Hembree 1-2, J. Kelly 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 22, H. Hembree 7, J. Kelly 4, M. Barnes 3, C. Kimbrel 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Bradley homered to right center, Moreland scored35
        Moreland singled to right, Bogaerts scored33
      • 4TH INNING
        Bradley singled to left center, Benintendi scored, Ramirez out at third, Bradley to second32
        Moreland homered to right center31
        Mahtook homered to center30
      • 1ST INNING
        Upton singled to center, Martinez scored, Martinez to second20
        Castellanos homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Matt Barnes
        • Deven Marrero at third
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos popped out to first
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Joe Kelly
        • Alex Presley hit for Mikie Mahtook
        • A. Presley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Iglesias caught stealing, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Presley in center
        • Alex Wilson relieved Shane Greene
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Bogaerts singled to right center
        • M. Moreland: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Bogaerts stole, Bogaerts to second on Wilson fielding error, Moreland singled to right, Bogaerts scored
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Benintendi flied out to deep right
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez lined out to center
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Bradley homered to right center, Moreland scored
        • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Leon singled to right center
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Alex Wilson
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Joe Kelly relieved Heath Hembree
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Martinez out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Shane Greene relieved Jordan Zimmermann
        • S. Leon: Ball, Leon flied out to left
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts doubled to deep left
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • H. Hembree Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Iglesias reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • I. Kinsler: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland doubled to deep center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to third, Moreland to third
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to pitcher
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Heath Hembree relieved Brian Johnson
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez doubled to deep center, Martinez to third
        • J. Upton: Upton flied out to right
        • M. Mahtook: Mahtook grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Betts singled to left center
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pedroia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Betts out at second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mahtook homered to center
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann popped out to second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to right center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to deep center
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Castellanos grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland homered to right center
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi singled to right center
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Benintendi to second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bradley singled to left center, Benintendi scored, Ramirez out at third, Bradley to second
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Leon walked
        • P. Sandoval: Sandoval grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Leon out at second
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Castellanos lined out to right
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Martinez reached on an infield single to third, Martinez to second
        • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Upton grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCann grounded out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Foul, Iglesias flied out to right
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kinsler flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez safe at first on 3rd baseman Castellanos fielding error
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • S. Leon: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Leon flied out to right
        • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sandoval grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Kinsler flied out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos homered to center
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez singled to left center
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez singled to center, Martinez to second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Upton singled to center, Martinez scored, Martinez to second
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mahtook flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts walked
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pedroia fouled out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to pitcher, Betts to second
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland reached on fielder's choice to first, Betts to third, Bogaerts out at second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)