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Recap: Red Sox , Tigers
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Game: 2
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: May 27, 2011 7:05 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers changed their roster and lineup Friday night.

It didn't help them find a way to beat the Boston Red Sox.

Rick Porcello couldn't repeat his last outing - eight shutout innings against Pittsburgh - and the Tigers dropped to 0-4 against the Red Sox this season with a 6-3 defeat.

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Porcello (4-3) gave up a season-high six runs in three innings in his first start since allowing one hit in eight innings in a win over the Pirates.

``In my last start, I had command of all my pitches,' Porcello said. ``This time, I was fighting it. I was just trying to find a rhythm and a release point.'

Before the game, the Tigers traded second baseman Scott Sizemore to Oakland for reliever David Purcey.

Ramon Santiago started in Sizemore's place Friday, but Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced after the game that Ryan Raburn would be the new everyday second baseman.

Raburn, who went 0 for 3 Friday while playing left field, is hitting .200 for the season, including a dismal .100 (5 for 50) in May.

``I'm going to play Raburn there,' Leyland said. ``I told him to forget everything that has happened to this point and start his season tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get his bat going. That would be a big plus.'

Boston won for the 12th time in 14 games and have scored 34 runs in its last three.

``Obviously, we are swinging the bats really well right now,' Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. ``We're playing great baseball, but we know enough that we're not going to get satisfied with ourselves.'

Tim Wakefield (2-1) picked up his 195th career win, allowing two runs and five hits in seven innings.

Rookie Charlie Furbush kept the Tigers in the game with five shutout innings of relief. He has not allowed a run in 8 2-3 innings in his first two major league appearances.

The Red Sox trailed 2-1 until taking the game over in the third. Jacoby Ellsbury started the inning with a homer, his second in as many days. Pedroia walked, Adrian Gonzalez singled and Kevin Youkilis gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead with a two-run double.

One batter later, Carl Crawford hit his fourth homer to put Boston ahead by four runs. Crawford has nine hits in his last 12 at_bats, including two homers and seven RBIs.

The five-run inning was Boston's third in the first two games of its four-game trip to Detroit.

The Tigers added a ninth-inning run off Jonathan Papelbon.

The teams traded first-inning runs, with Ellsbury scoring on a wild pitch before Miguel Cabrera's single drove in Austin Jackson.

Detroit took a 2-1 lead on a massive second-inning homer by Jhonny Peralta. The ball, estimated to have traveled 430 feet, took one bounce in the stands in right-center and landed on the concourse between statues of Hank Greenberg and Charlie Gehringer.

NOTES: The Tigers made another roster move after the game, calling up LHP Andy Oliver from Triple-A Toledo to start Saturday against Boston. To make room, Detroit optioned RHP Ryan Perry to the Mud Hens. ... The last few innings of the game were played in an increasing fog. ... Boston has won nine of its last 12 games in Detroit. ... Wakefield played for Leyland in Pittsburgh in 1992 and 1993. ``He's everything that's good about major league baseball,' Leyland said before the game.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Red Sox at Tigers
Thu, May 26 Final 14 to 1
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GAME 2
Red Sox at Tigers
Fri, May 27 Final 6 to 3
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GAME 3
Red Sox at Tigers
Sat, May 28 - 7:10PM EDT
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GAME 4
Red Sox at Tigers
Sun, May 29 Final 4 to 3
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