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Refsnyder hits 2-run homer as Crimson Sox sweep Tigers, 6-2


BOSTON (AP) — Rob Refsnyder hit a two-run homer within the third inning and the Boston Crimson Sox posted their third collection sweep of the season, powering previous the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday night time.

Jarren Duran and Alex Verdugo every added a two-run double as Boston received for the eighth time in 10 video games. Michael Wacha (6-1) pitched six innings, permitting two runs and 5 hits with seven strikeouts to assist the Crimson Sox enhance to a season-high eight video games above .500.

Javier Báez hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who’ve misplaced 9 of 11.

Tarik Skubal (5-5) lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs on six hits with three walks and 5 strikeouts. He has misplaced his final three begins.

Báez put the Tigers in entrance within the first, driving Wacha’s first-pitch fastball into the seats above the Inexperienced Monster for his sixth dwelling run of the season. It prolonged his hitting streak to seven video games, one night time after he completed a double shy of the cycle.

Báez has three homers in his final 5 video games after hitting only one within the earlier 45 video games.

The lead lasted till the third when Duran tied the sport, ripping a line drive into the left-field nook that scored Christian Vázquez and Bobby Dalbec.

Refsnyder was subsequent and recovered from an 0-2 depend to carry a fly ball to left-center that hit off the lip of the Monster. It was initially dominated a double, however then deemed a homer after a fast evaluation by umpires.

The drive was Refsnyder’s first homer for Boston since signing as a free agent in December.

Detroit had runners on the corners with no outs within the sixth, however Wacha escaped by hanging out Harold Castro and Robbie Grossman earlier than Spencer Torkelson lined out to middle.

Boston Crimson Sox’s Rob Refsnyder celebrates after his two run dwelling run in the course of the third inning of a baseball recreation in opposition to the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston.

  • Boston Red Sox's Rob Refsnyder celebrates after his two run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston.
  • Boston Red Sox's Rob Refsnyder watches the flight of his two run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Crimson Sox: Supervisor Alex Cora mentioned Duran received’t journey with the staff for its three-game collection subsequent week in Toronto as a result of he’s unvaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 and below Canadian guidelines just isn’t permitted to enter the nation.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Rony Garcia (1-2, 4.97 ERA) will probably be on the lookout for his second straight victory when he takes the mound to open Detroit’s three-game collection at Arizona on Friday.

Crimson Sox: RHP Nick Pivetta (7-5, 3.31) is on the mound as Boston begins a three-game collection at Cleveland on Friday.

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Extra AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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