Red Sox tab lefty Brian Johnson to start Friday against Tigers

Fantasy Impact Travis played well in his short time with the Red Sox hitting.471 with six runs scored and a stolen base over 19 at bats. This was a big win.

Boston recalled left-hander Brian Johnson from Triple-A Pawtucket and started him against the Tigers on Friday. "Unless his leg's severed, he's not coming out".

Nicholas Castellano and Mikey Mahtook homered and Martinez and Jose Iglesias both had three hits for the Tigers (29-31). Bradley also chipped in with an RBI single in the fourth inning.

"We come off two tough games nights where not much offensively is taking place and it took us half a game to get on track tonight", Boston manager John Farrell said. Verlander left his last start with right groin tightness but threw a 33-pitch bullpen session Thursday and reported no problems. With runners at second and third and one out, Hembree escaped to leave the score at 3-2. He allowed eight hits, four of them in the first inning, and left trailing 3-2 with one out in the fifth.

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Red Sox tab lefty Brian Johnson to start Friday against Tigers

It was Johnson's first start in the majors since he pitched a five-hit shutout May 27 against Seattle.

After falling behind 3-0, the Sox battled their way back, and in dramatic fashion, mounted a comeback that gave them a lead going into the ninth inning.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has returned to the lineup after being activated from the 10-day disabled list.

They didn't make it easy on themselves, but they eventually came in a 5-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers. Sandoval had started six of the last seven games, but is just 2-for-21 in that stretch.

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