By Dave Hart

Red Sox 7, Tigers 2 – The Boston Red Sox broke open a one-run game with four runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertJefry Marte hit a home run for Detroit, while Victor Martinez knocked in a run with a single.

Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander pitched the loss, allowing two unearned runs on four hits in six innings.

The Tigers will open an eight-game road trip, starting on Eye on the DMonday night against the Kansas City Royals.

Record: 54-57

3rd Place in AL Central (12.5 games behind Kansas City)

5 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 65

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 58

Next Game: 08/10/2015 @ Kansas City Royals 8:10 p.m. @ Kauffman Stadium

Hitting Stats: Jefry Marte HR (3) RBI (7), Victor Martinez RBI (46), Ian Kinsler 2 2B (28), Rajai Davis SB (17).

Pitching Stats: Justin Verlander L (1-5) 6 IP 4 H 2 R 0 ER 3 BB 7 K.