Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Tigers:
* “I would’ve like to been out there a little bit longer, but the delay was just a little bit too long . . . It’s kind of disappointing, you know, wanted to be out there and stay in the game a little longer.” Drew Pomeranz on the rain shortening his outing.
* “Well Drew once again attacked with his fastball. He was extremely efficient . . . Unfortunately with an hour rain delay, we weren’t going to bring him back in that situation” Farrell on Pomeranz.
* “Thankfully Comerica’s 420 to center.” Farrell on Justin Upton’s near home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.
* “[Xander Bogaerts] had a couple of really good-looking swings tonight and hopefully it’s starting to turn for Bogey [with him] driving the baseball a little bit more.” Farrell on Bogaerts' two-hit day.
* David Ortiz knocked in his 1,500th RBI for the Red Sox in when he launched his two-run home run in the fifth. Only Ted Williams (1,839) and Carl Yastrzemski (1,844) have that many for Boston
* Ortiz’s home run was the 532nd of his career, putting him two behind Hall-of-Famer Jimmie Foxx.
* Ortiz’s home run was his 68 extra-base hit of the season, which leads Major League Baseball.
* Drew Pomeranz earned his second win for the Red Sox, and has given up two runs in 12.2 innings in his last two starts.
1) David Ortiz
Ortiz did it again to the Tigers, launching a two-run home run in the fifth. It made all the difference with the game airtight until the end.
2) Drew Pomeranz
Pomeranz brought his A-game for the second start in a row, giving up just the one run in five innings. Had the mid-game rain delay not happened, he could’ve easily worked into the seventh or the eighth, having only thrown 51 pitches through five.
3) Craig Kimbrel
Although there were a few well-hit balls off him, Kimbrel got the four-out save in the one-run win.