Red Sox Offense Tames Tigers in Rain-Shortened Game

DETROIT (AP) – Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer in a
five-run second inning, and the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox went on
to rout the Detroit Tigers 14-1 in an eight-inning, rain-shortened
game Thursday.
      The Red Sox, who beat Cleveland 14-2 on Wednesday, scored at
least 14 runs in back-to-back games for the first time since 1998.
Boston has won 11 of 13 and trail the AL East-leading New York
Yankees by percentage points.
      Carl Crawford's two-run triple gave the Red Sox a seven-run lead
and chased Max Scherzer.
      Alfredo Aceves (2-0) allowed a run on five hits and struck out
six over six innings. Aceves made his second start with Boston and
the seventh of his career.
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