Sports
5:51 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Tigers lose to, and brawl with, Boston

BOSTON – Mike Lowell, who entered the game after Kevin Youkilis was ejected for charging the mound and inciting a bench-clearing scuffle, hit two home runs to lead the Boston Red
Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Lowell hit a solo homer in the third to break a 3-3 tie, then added a two-run shot in the fifth to make it 6-3. He also scored on Jason Bay's three-run homer after entering the game in the second inning as a pinch-runner when Detroit starter Rick Porcello was ejected for hitting Youkilis and sparking the melee.

Junichi Tazawa allowed three runs - just one earned - while walking two and striking out six in five innings in his first major-league start.