DETROIT Another day, another Red Sox slugfest.
The Red Sox picked up in Detroit where they left off in Cleveland, jumping out to an early lead on their way to a 14-1 pounding of the Tigers Thursday in the rain-shortened first game of their four-game set.
The Sox sent eight batters to the plate in the second inning, with five scoring. They opened the inning tying their season high in consecutive hits which they also did twice on Wednesday.
David Ortiz and Carl Crawford opened the inning with singles. Drew Suttons double scored Ortiz and Josh Reddicks single scored Crawford. After Jason Varitek struck out, Jacoby Ellsburys fifth home run of the season scored Sutton and Reddick.