Boston sweeps Detroit with 6-2 win
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, June 23, 2022

Javier Baez launches a homer against Boston (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

(BOSTON) – Rob Refsnyder has learned just how fleeting opportunities are in the major leagues, bouncing around to five different teams in seven seasons. The 31 year old is already feeling like his sixth stop in Boston is the one he's been waiting for. Refsnyder hit a two run homer in the third inning to help the Red Sox post their third series sweep of the season, powering past the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday night. In just 10 games, Refsnyder has 11 hits in 27 at-bats with five RBI. Jarren Duran and Alex Vergugo each added a two run double as Boston won for the eighth time in 10 games. Michael Wacha (6-1) pitched six innings, allowing two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts to help the Red Sox improve to a season-high eight games above .500. Javier Baez hit a two run homer to stake the Tigers to an early 2-0 lead, but they couldn’t hold on to it. Detroit has lost 9 of their last 11 games. Tarik Skubal (5-5) lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. He has lost his last three starts. Báez put the Tigers in front in the first, driving Wacha's first-pitch fastball into the seats above the Green Monster for his sixth home run of the season. ...... {LISTEN}. It extended his hitting streak to seven games, one night after he finished a double shy of the cycle. Báez has three homers in his last five games after hitting just one in the previous 45 games.

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