Joakim Soria held the Athletics scoreless in the ninth inning, earning his 14th save as the Tigers held on to win 1-0 on Tuesday.
Soria allowed a two-out double to Sam Fuld, but got Billy Burns to fly out to left field to end the game. It was the first time Soria had pitched since blowing the save against the Astros on May 21. He's 14-for-15 in save chances thus far with a 1.33 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.
Mike Pelfrey allowed just one run over seven innings of work Tuesday, helping the Twins to squeak by the Red Sox 2-1.
Pelfrey allowed a second inning RBI single by Mike Napoli, but he was otherwise stellar in the outing. The right-hander yielded just five hits and a walk in total, striking out four. The win ran his record to 4-1, and Pelfrey owns a 2.77 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through nine starts. He'll have a shot at duplicating his success when the two clubs square off again Monday at Fenway Park.
Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and scored the only run as the Tigers eked out a victory against the Athletics on Tuesday.
Gose led off the game with a single, then stole second and advanced to third base on catcher Josh Phegley's throwing error. He promptly scored on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly. Gose, on a six-game hitting streak, has quietly been a force at the top of the Tigers' lineup, batting .338/.374/.475 with eight stolen bases, 20 runs scored, and 11 RBI.
Jesse Chavez wasn't provided any run support, taking the loss despite holding the Tigers to an unearned run over eight innings.
Chavez allowed a first-inning run on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly and it turned out to be the game-deciding run as the A's fell 1-0. Chavez gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The right-hander is 1-5 since entering the Athletics' rotation in late April, but has a 2.80 ERA with a 36/14 K/BB ratio in 45 innings as a starter. Chavez will try to get back in the win column over the weekend at home against the Yankees.
Mike Napoli had an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.
Napoli's RBI single in the second inning was the only run the Red Sox could push across against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey. The run batted in was Napoli's 22nd on the season and his 11th in his last eight games. He's raised his average from .162 to .214 in that stretch, batting .429 (12-for-28) in those eight games.
David Price fired seven innings of scoreless baseball en route to a win on Tuesday against the Athletics.
Price scattered five hits -- four of which were singles -- and a walk while striking out three on the night. The Tigers' offense had opportunities to provide him more run support, but they were caught stealing in three of four attempts. Luckily, the one run was good enough to net Price the win. He's 4-1 now with a 2.97 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 57/14 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. Price finishes off a road trip against the Angels in his next start.
Trevor Plouffe registered another multi-hit game Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored against the Red Sox.
Plouffe's RBI double in the first inning got the Twins on the board, and he scored on a subsequent double by Kurt Suzuki. Plouffe has multi-hit games in four of his last seven contests, raising his line to .276/.356/.481. He's got 26 RBI and 21 runs scored in the middle of the Twins order.
Julio Teheran was bruised badly by the Dodgers, allowing eight runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Braves were shut out 8-0 on Tuesday.
The Dodgers peppered right field with hits in a six-run fourth inning. Adrian Gonzalez tacked on two more with an opposite-field home run in the fifth. Teheran allowed 10 hits in total with three walks and one strikeout. It appeared the right-hander was figuring things out as three of his previous four May starts had gone well, but Tuesday's outing brings his ERA back up to 4.91 with a 1.56 WHIP and a 48/22 K/BB ratio in 55 innings. Teheran will vie for redemption in San Francisco against the Giants.