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Porcello struggles
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Red Sox 5, Tigers 1
Rick Porcello lost his first game since April 29. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Rick Porcello's bid at a sixth consecutive victory ended prematurely when he was pulled after 4 1/3 innings, having allowed three runs on seven hits. The rookie right-hander was tagged with the loss. Miguel Cabrera had an RBI single, and Curtis Granderson had three hits.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (30-22)
Won 2
Boston 5, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (28-22)
Lost 1
June 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0   5 10 0
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 1
Standings thru 6/2/09  |  Recap: BOS | DET  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 .325
Drew, J, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .253
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .358
Bay, LF 5 1 1 2 0 1 4 .286
Lowell, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 1 0 0 3 1 .186
Varitek, C 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .248
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 .309
Green, N, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 6 .290
Totals 36 5 10 5 5 5 21  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (16, Porcello), Varitek (10, Lyon).
HR: Bay (16, 3rd inning off Porcello, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Ortiz, D; Pedroia 2; Drew, J 2; Varitek 3; Bay 4.
RBI: Drew, J (24), Bay 2 (51), Pedroia (21), Youkilis (32).
2-out RBI: Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 3; Bay 2; Green, N.
GIDP: Youkilis, Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (22, 2nd base off Porcello/Laird).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Drew, J (Granderson at 1st base).
DP: 3 (Matsuzaka-Pedroia-Youkilis, Pedroia-Youkilis, Drew, J-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Thomas, C, RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 .273
Polanco, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .255
Ordonez, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .358
Granderson, CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .267
Inge, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .269
Anderson, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265
Laird, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .229
  a-Larish, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246
Santiago, R, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .296
Totals 33 1 9 1 3 10 24  

a-Struck out for Laird in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 2; Polanco; Laird; Granderson 3; Ordonez.
RBI: Cabrera, M (38).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge 2; Thomas, C; Ordonez; Santiago, R 2.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (9, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Santiago, R (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Inge-Polanco-Cabrera, M, Cabrera, M-Santiago, R-Inge).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (W, 1-3) 5.0 6 1 1 3 6 0 7.17
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17
Okajima 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.31
Ramirez, R 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.35
Papelbon 1.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2.35
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Porcello (L, 6-4) 4.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 3.70
Perry 1.0 1 2 2 3 1 0 3.38
Lyon 2.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.70
Robertson, N 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20

Game Scores: Matsuzaka , Porcello .
WP: Matsuzaka.
IBB: Ellsbury (by Lyon).
HBP: Youkilis (by Lyon).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 96-61, Delcarmen 14-10, Okajima 15-10, Ramirez, R 10-6, Papelbon 35-24, Porcello 84-53, Perry 36-17, Lyon 42-27, Robertson, N 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matsuzaka 3-1, Delcarmen 1-1, Okajima 0-4, Ramirez, R 1-1, Papelbon 0-0, Porcello 8-0, Perry 1-1, Lyon 6-0, Robertson, N 1-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 21, Delcarmen 3, Okajima 4, Ramirez, R 2, Papelbon 6, Porcello 21, Perry 7, Lyon 11, Robertson, N 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Perry 1-0, Lyon 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, L to R.
T: 3:14.
Att: 25,914.
Venue: Comerica Park.
June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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