The Detroit Tigers gave up four runs in the eighth inning as they fell to the Red Sox, 7-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park Sunday afternoon.
Justin Verlander took the loss, giving up two unearned runs in six innings.
Reliever Ian Krol got tagged for four hits and four runs in two-thirds of an inning.
Jefry Marte homered for Detroit in defeat.
The Tigers look to gain ground in the AL Central as they visit the first-place Royals for three games in Kansas City.
Matt Boyd will start for Detroit, against Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto.
At 54-and-57, the Tigers are 12-and-a-half games behind the Royals for first in the division.
First pitch is 8:00 p.m.
Toronto Blue Jays 2, New York Yankees 0
Boston Red Sox 7, Detroit Tigers 2
Cleveland Indians 8, Minnesota Twins 1
Tampa Bay Rays 4, New York Mets 3
Colorado Rockies 6, Washington Nationals 4
Kansas City Royals 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco Giants 0
Los Angeles Angels 5, Baltimore Orioles 4 (11 innings)
Oakland Athletics 5, Houston Astros 4
Seattle Mariners 4, Texas Rangers 2
Philadelphia Phillies 5, San Diego Padres 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Cincinnati Reds 3 (10 innings)
Miami Marlins 4, Atlanta Braves 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 13, Los Angeles Dodgers 6
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports