Sports
5:57 am
Thu June 4, 2009

Boston's Beckett holds Detroit hitless into 7th

DETROIT (AP) – DETROIT (AP) - Josh Beckett did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the seventh inning and David Ortiz hit a two-run double, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 10-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

The Red Sox, though, lost Kevin Youkilis to a freak injury in the eighth inning. Youkilis was stretching for a throw at first when Josh Anderson appeared to step on the back of his right ankle.

Beckett (6-2) gave up a single to Curtis Granderson with two outs in the seventh to end the no-hit bid. Beckett retired 18 straight batters after walking Placido Polanco with one out in the first until he walked Magglio Ordonez with one out in the seventh.

Miguel Cabrera hit a fly to the warning track in right-center before Granderson singled to right.

The Tigers broke up the shutout with five unearned runs in the eighth.