You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live



▲  9th Inning 2 outs

Red Sox game resumes after rain delay

Jon Lester handed the ball to home plate umpire Jeff Nelson as rain delayed the game.

Barry Chin/Globe staff

Jon Lester handed the ball to home plate umpire Jeff Nelson as rain delayed the game.

A downpour at Fenway Park interrupted a matchup between two of the top pitchers in the American League Friday night, but play resumed around 9.

The game was delayed by rain with one out in the top of the fourth inning with the Detroit Tigers leading the Red Sox, 1-0.

Continue reading below

Jon Lester was on the mound for Boston, and he allowed a run in the first inning on two walks and two singles. Torii Hunter knocked in the Detroit run with a two-out hit to center.

Tigers ace Max Scherzer faced the minimum nine batters through three innings. He had five strikeouts, and though he did walk Mike Napoli in the second inning, he then induced a double play grounder by Mike Carp.

The game is the opener of a three-game weekend series.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of