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Sub hero: McDonald lifts Tigers
Late Sox lead disappears
The Red Sox took a seemingly safe two-run lead into the ninth inning, but Curt Schilling surrendered four hits and a walk in the three-run frame, taking his second blown save in 11 opportunities this year. David Ortiz, who surpassed the 100-RBI mark, collected two hits and smashed his 29th homer.
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Tigers 7, Red Sox 6
John McDonald watches his game-winning single off Curt Schilling in the ninth inning. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tigers rally off Schilling
John McDonald, who entered the game as a ninth-inning sub, came through with a two-out, game-winning single off Red Sox closer Curt Schilling to cap Detroit's three-run ninth. The Tigers, who entered the frame trailing by two, handed Schilling his second blown save after working four hits and a walk.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 15, 2005
BOS
Boston (68-48)
Lost 1
Detroit 7, Boston 6   DET
Detroit (56-61)
Won 3
August 15, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0   6 8 0
Detroit
0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3   7 16 1
Standings through 8/15/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Tigers Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4100101.334
Renteria, SS5010000.281
Ortiz, DH5122010.303
Ramirez, M, LF3210102.287
Varitek, C3010101.305
Petagine, 1B3100105.286
Mueller, 3B3021000.292
Cora, 2B4113013.218
Kapler, RF4000013.308
Totals346864315 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (22, Douglass), Ortiz (33, Douglass), Mueller (24, Colon, R).
HR: Cora (3, 2nd inning off Douglass, 1 on, 2 out), Ortiz (29, 7th inning off Colon, R, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Renteria; Ortiz 6; Ramirez, M 2; Varitek; Mueller 3; Cora 4.
RBI: Mueller (48), Cora 3 (14), Ortiz 2 (101).
2-out RBI: Cora 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kapler 2; Damon.
SF: Mueller.
GIDP: Petagine.
Team LOB: 6.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Polanco, 2B5120002.326
Shelton, 1B5120012.322
Young, DH5021012.263
1-Logan, PR-DH0100000.266
Ordonez, RF4122001.305
Monroe, LF4110113.283
Inge, 3B5220015.264
Infante, SS4012011.231
McDonald, SS1011000.284
Wilson, C3021000.194
Granderson, CF4010013.308
Totals4071671619 


1-Ran for Young in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Infante (23, Arroyo), Shelton (14, Arroyo).
3B: Shelton (2, Arroyo), Young (3, Schilling).
TB: Polanco 2; Shelton 5; Young 4; Ordonez 2; Monroe; Inge 2; Infante 2; McDonald; Wilson 2; Granderson.
RBI: Infante 2 (38), Ordonez 2 (33), Wilson (10), Young (57), McDonald (13).
2-out RBI: Wilson; McDonald.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Polanco; Inge 2.
S: Wilson.
SF: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Infante (8, throw).
DP: (Shelton-Wilson-Shelton).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo 6.010330204.28
Timlin (H, 24)1.00000101.39
Bradford (H, 5)0.22110103.09
Schilling (BS, 2)(L, 4-5)1.04331206.69
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Douglass 4.05554114.65
Colon, R 4.03110115.68
Walker (W, 4-3)1.00000102.54

Douglass pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 107-73, Timlin 16-12, Bradford 18-13, Schilling 26-16, Douglass 79-45, Colon, R 58-37, Walker 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 7-9, Timlin 1-1, Bradford 1-0, Schilling 0-1, Douglass 5-6, Colon, R 6-5, Walker 1-1.
Batters faced: Arroyo 28, Timlin 3, Bradford 4, Schilling 8, Douglass 21, Colon, R 15, Walker 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Schilling 1-0, Colon, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 30,426.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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