Red Sox rip Tigers for 20 runs in rout

12:31 AM, Sep 5, 2013   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Will Middlebrooks hit a grand slam in the midst of an eight-run sixth inning, as Boston ripped Detroit thanks to eight home runs, 20-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

David Ortiz went deep twice and knocked in four runs for the Red Sox, who took the set and have won nine of their last 11 thanks to exploding for a season high in runs scored.

Stephen Drew, Daniel Nava and Ryan Lavarnway each clubbed a two-run shot, with Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli adding solo homers.

Ryan Dempster (8-9) gave up four runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six innings for the victory.

Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer, with Torii Hunter and Jose Iglesias driving in a run apiece for the Tigers, who have dropped three of four.

Rick Porcello (11-8) was torched for seven hits and nine runs -- eight earned -- over five-plus frames. Detroit's bullpen was responsible for 12 hits and 11 earned runs for the remainder of the contest.

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