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Detroit Tigers can’t hold 3-run lead in 5-3 loss to Boston Red Sox

Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch praised Tyler Alexander for his consistency in fearlessly attacking hitters; the skipper said he wanted to see the left-hander’s resilience Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.

That he did.

Alexander — who relies on command rather than velocity — held the Red Sox scoreless until the sixth inning. Boston’s offense, though, didn’t go quietly, chasing Alexander with a three-run sixth to tie the game.

The Tigers never regained their advantage, losing 5-3 in front of 15,781 fans at Comerica Park in the second of three games in the series. All-Star Rafael Devers delivered the go-ahead RBI single off righty reliever Alex Lange in the eighth inning.

Tigers starting pitcher Tyler Alexander throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Red Sox, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Detroit.

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The Tigers (2-3) beat the Red Sox on Monday, so they still have a chance to win the series in Wednesday’s rubber match, with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound against his former team.

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