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Tigers Rally Late to Beat Red Sox 7-5

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta throws out Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino at first base on a ground ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta throws out Boston Red Sox’s Shane Victorino at first base on a ground ball in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)


by NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Torii Hunter hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after two Boston errors helped load the bases, and Prince Fielder added a two-run single to help the Detroit Tigers to a sloppy 7-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Justin Verlander struggled, and Detroit trailed 4-3 in the seventh before Andrew Miller (0-2) hit Jhonny Peralta with a pitch with the bases loaded to tie it.

In the eighth, umpires ruled Boston’s Daniel Nava dropped Avisail Garcia’s deep fly to right, and Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected for arguing.

Joaquin Benoit (2-0) got the final four outs for the Tigers, although he allowed a run in the ninth.

Nava was in right because Shane Victorino left the game with lower back tightness.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.