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Highlights of Red Sox' 9-6 victory over the Tigers

Highlights of Red Sox' 9-6 victory over the Tigers

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 9, Tigers 6

IN BRIEF: Rafael Devers continued his torrid stretch with a two-run homer, Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox withstood a two-hour rain delay, two errors and more shaky bullpen work to beat the Tigers 9-6 in Detroit on Friday night. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 47-41

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning:
Betts doubles to left, moves to third on Devers' ground out to shortstop and scores on Bogaerts' ground out to short (1-0, BOS).

3rd inning:
Betts singles to center, Devers hits a two-run homer to left on a 0-and-0 pitch from Carpenter (3-0, BOS).

4th inning:
Dixon singles to left, Candelario doubles to left, scoring Dixon (3-1, BOS).

6th inning:
(Cisnero pitching after a 2-hour, 4-minute rain delay) Vázquez doubles to center, moves to third on Chavis' single to left, Bradley Jr. doubles to left, scoring Vazquez (4-1, BOS).

León reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Candelario, scoring Chavis (5-1, BOS).

Betts hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Bradley Jr. (6-1, BOS).

(Walden replaces Rodriguez on the mound) Cabrera walks, moves to second on Dixon's single to right, Candelario singles to center, scoring Cabrera (6-2, BOS).

After his single, Candelario moves to second and Dixon to third on right fielder Betts' fielding error, Castro reaches second on a fielding error by center fielder Bradley Jr., scoring Dixon and Candelario (6-4, BOS).

(Brasier replaces Walden on the mound) Hicks singles to left, scoring Castro (6-5, BOS).

8th inning:
(Adams replaces Soto on the mound) Betts singles to center, Devers walks, Bogaerts hits a three-run homer on a 2-0 pitch (9-5, BOS).

9th inning:
(Hembree replaces Barnes on the mound) Hicks homers to left on a 1-1 pitch (9-6, BOS).
 

UP NEXT:

@Tigers, Saturday, 4:10 p.m., NESN
@Tigers, Sunday, 1:10 p.m., NESN

ALL-STAR BREAK

Vs. Dodgers, Friday, July 12, 7:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Dodgers, Saturday, July 13, 7:15 p.m., FOX
Vs. Dodgers, Sunday, July 14, 7:08 p.m, ESPN

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Breakfast Pod: Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery

Breakfast Pod: Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery

Chris Sale isn't getting Tommy John surgery, but he is likely out for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, the Patriots are making some decisions on key roster battles. And who are they going to cut to create their 53-man roster?

1:02 - Lou Merloni and John Tomase join Danielle Trotta to discuss Chris Sale. He is expected to miss the rest of the season due to elbow inflammation, what does this mean for his contract, and his abilities next year?

8:16 - The Patriots cut veteran punter Ryan Allen and will roll with rookie fifth-round pick Jake Bailey at the position. Phil Perry, Kyle Draper and Tom Giles discuss why the move was made.

10:46 - Phil Perry details his picks for the Patriots 53-man roster and some of the difficult cuts the team will have to make in the coming weeks.

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Red Sox LHP Chris Sale will not need Tommy John surgery

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Red Sox LHP Chris Sale will not need Tommy John surgery

Chris Sale and the Red Sox can breathe a sigh of relief as the left-hander received encouraging news regarding his elbow injury on Monday.

After getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, it was confirmed Sale has elbow inflammation but will not need Tommy John surgery, per ESPN's Jeff Passan.

In their official statement on the matter, the Red Sox said Sale received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

Although a return to the mound in 2019 doesn't appear likely for Sale, this is phenomenal news for the Red Sox considering they signed their ace to a five-year, $145 million contract extension before the season.

Sale is in the midst of the worst statistical season of his career, posting a 6-11 record and 4.40 ERA in 25 starts. Still, it'll be even tougher for Boston to sneak into the postseason without Sale in the rotation as it currently sits 6.5 games behind in the American League wild-card race.

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