Adam Duvall’s 3-run homer helps Purple Sox beat Tigers 6-3 and take collection

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Trevor Story additionally went 4-for-4 with three doubles and two stolen bases within the victory.

Boston Purple Sox’s Adam Duvall celebrates as he crosses residence plate after hitting a three-run residence run within the fifth inning of a baseball recreation towards the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photograph/Steven Senne) AP

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BOSTON (AP) — Adam Duvall had 4 RBIs that included a three-run homer, Justin Turner added a solo shot and the Boston Purple Sox received their collection towards the Detroit Tigers with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.

Trevor Story went 4 for 4 with three doubles and two stolen bases for Boston, Connor Wong had an RBI triple and Duvall added a run-scoring single.

Boston went 5-5 on a season-high 10-game homestand and wore their Metropolis Join uniforms of vivid yellow and energy blue for the seventh straight recreation, The Purple Sox improved to 11-2 of their alternate uniforms this season and 26-6 since they have been launched in 2021.

Boston scored six runs over 5 innings towards former Purple Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (8-6) and took two of three from the Tigers, profitable for the fifth time in seven video games.

Akil Baddoo hit a solo homer over the Inexperienced Monster for the Tigers, their fifth solo drive over Fenway Park’s left-field wall in two days. Miguel Cabrera acquired a pleasant hand earlier than his closing at-bat. The 12-time All-Star and 2012 Triple Crown winner introduced final fall this might be his final season.

Coming off the injured listing, Garrett Whitlock (5-3) allowed an unearned run in two hitless innings and Kenley Janson labored round a leadoff single within the ninth for his twenty seventh save in 30 possibilities.

A member of the Purple Sox for six years, together with the World Collection champs in 2018, Rodriguez went 64-39 with Boston earlier than signing a $77 million, five-year cope with the Tigers following the 2021 season.

Duvall hit a 403-foot shot utterly out of Fenway to make it 6-2 within the fifth inning after Story reached on a double when Baddoo misplaced his fly to left within the solar and Masataka Yoshida singled.

Turner’s 401-foot drive pushed Boston forward 2-1 within the third. Duvall added his RBI single within the inning after Story singled and stole second and third.


Detroit made good back-to-back defensive performs within the fourth. Second baseman Zach McKinstry dove to his proper to snap Triston Casas’ grounder earlier than getting up and throwing to first. Then, Rodriguez got here off the mound, barehanded Wong’s bunt and acquired him on an in depth play at first.

Boston third baseman Luis Urías made a backward falling tag on Riley Greene, attempting to stretch a double within the eighth.


Boston improved to an MLB-best 48-3 when main after six innings.


In Rodriguez’s solely different profession begin towards his former workforce, he gave up seven runs, two earned, in 3 2/3 innings on April 13 final 12 months.


Tigers: Shortstop Javier Báez went on the bereavement listing as deliberate after he was scratched on account of proper knee soreness Saturday. Isan Díaz was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take his roster spot.

Purple Sox: Story returned to the lineup after getting Saturday off, his first after enjoying 4 straight video games in his return from offseason elbow surgical procedure. … Supervisor Alex Cora stated right-hander Tanner Houck would begin Wednesday for both Triple-A Worcester or Double-A Portland. Houck has been out since mid-June after a facial fracture brought on by a line drive off the bat of the Yankees’ Kyle Higashioka.


Tigers: RHP Alex Faedo (2-4, 5.80 ERA) begins Tuesday within the opener of two-game collection at Minnesota. RHP Bailey Ober (6-6, 3.40) is slated to go for the Twins.

Purple Sox: A bullpen recreation is probably going Tuesday within the begin of a three-game collection at Washington. RHP Josiah Grey (7-9, 3.69) is in line for the Nationals.