Tigers edge Red Sox 4-3, snapping Boston’s 6-game win streak

by Associated Press on August 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Second baseman Ian Kinsler caught a line drive by Mookie Betts for the final out with runners on second and third, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Red Sox 4-3 Thursday, snapping Boston’s six-game winning streak.

Andrew Romine drew a bases-loaded walk to cap a three-run Detroit rally in the eighth.

Boston threatened in the ninth against Francisco Rodriguez. Kinsler was well positioned and needed to move only slightly to his right to make the play on Betts’ liner.

Rodriguez got his 34th save in 37 chances.

Justin Wilson (3-4) won in relief. Junichi Tazawa (2-2) failed to retire a batter in the eighth.

Sandy Leon homered for Boston.