This one was done after one.
Max Scherzer, who has struggled to get outs this year, gave up 5 runs in the first as Dustin Pedroia took him deep over the left field wall for 2, and David Ortiz hit the fourth longest home run in Comerica Park's history 450 feet for 3 more. If that wasn't enough, Papi crushed another one--this one with the bases empty--in the fourth inning, and Bill Hall finished it with a pinch hit solo shot in the top of the ninth.
Clay Buchholz only gave up 1 run, but was really pretty unimpressive, allowing 5 walks as his control was prone to disappearing. 3 strikeouts are usually not enough to bail out that kind of performance, but the Tigers could only grab 3 hits, letting Clay get 19 outs. Daniel bard was a little shaky in relief, giving up a run in the 8th thanks to a wild pitch and a horrible throw to first, but the Tigers never got anywhere near the Sox.
With the win, the Red Sox are two games over .500, going into a very favorable game where Jon Lester will take on Dontrelle Willis. 3 game over would be a new season high...