Chris Sale pitched a little longer than Justin Verlander in a matchup of ace pitchers, and it might've cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to split their series with the Detroit Tigers.
Nicholas Castellanos chased Sale with a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning and Ian Kinsler homered in the sixth, lifting Detroit over Boston 2-1 on Monday.
"You've got Sale and Verlander going at it, you assume it's going to be a game like this," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "And they didn't disappoint."
Verlander gave up only an unearned run, three hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings. Justin Wilson (1-0) struck out one and...