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Tigers waste Verlander's strong start in 7-2 loss to Red Sox

DETROIT Justin Verlander was good. But everything on the Tigers outside the veteran right-hander was bad Sunday afternoon. His teammates didn't hit. They didn't field. And the bullpen struggled again. Verlander threw six strong innings, allowing two unearned runs on four hits, but after Jefry Marte pulled the Tigers within one run (3-2) on a seventh-inning solo home run, left-hander Ian Krol coughed up the team's chances to win back-to-back series for the first time since early July. Krol allowed four runs on four hits in the seventh inning all of them against left-handed hitters with light-hitting Jackie Bradley Jr.'s three-run triple the biggest in a 7-2 loss at...

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