Boston Red Sox second baseman Nick Punto grimaces as he holds onto the ball after tagging out Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila (13) trying to stretch a single into a double May 30, 2012. / Elise Amendola / AP
BOSTON (DETROIT FREE PRESS) - The Tigers, just after winning three straight over the weekend, are back into a 3-game losing streak after falling 6-4 to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Tigers were able to tie it at 4-4 in the seventh inning after Miguel Cabrera hit a double to shallow right field, scoring Gerald Laird. But the Red Sox replied in the bottom of the fram with a ground-rule, RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez to score Daniel Nava.
Boston earned an insurance run in the eighth inning when Kevin Youkilis hit a solo home run.
The Tigers drop to 23-27. Octavio Dotel (1-2) took the loss after giving up the Gonzalez double in 2/3 innings. Starter Drew Smyly pitched six innings, giving up four runs, all on two-run home runs.