Tigers News: Comeback victory over Red Sox, Mark Canha injury, Joey Chestnut sighting

Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox / Winslow Townson/GettyImages

The Tigers snatched a series split from the jaws of defeat on Sunday, when they won their second game out of four against the Red Sox to end their trip to Fenway. During that Sunday game, the Sox struck first, going up by three runs to none by the end of the third. The Tigers were run-less until the fifth, when a pitch from Brayan Bello went wild and allowed Gio Urshela to score Detroit's first run of the afternoon.

A shallow Urshela sac fly scored the speedy Wenceel Pérez for the second run in the sixth, then Pérez doubled for another run and Mark Canha grounded into a one-gone force out in the seventh, scoring Riley Greene, to spoil the Red Sox's fun (and lead). Rafael Devers doomed the game to extras in the eighth with a solo homer; neither team made a peep in the ninth, but the Tigers caught fire in the 10th, when Andy Ibáñez (RBI double), Javy Báez (two RBI single), and Carson Kelly (RBI double) gave Detroit a pretty insurmountable four-run lead.

Andrew Chafin was the Tigers closer that afternoon, and he made quick work of the Red Sox to wrap things up: a strikeout, a groundout, and a walk.

Detroit Tigers news: split series against Red Sox, Mark Canha looking fine after hip injury, Joey Chestnut appears at Toledo Triple-A game

Canha was back in the lineup on Sunday after a short absence last week due to hip soreness. He was scratched from the Tigers' second game against the Red Sox with the injury, which was diagnosed as a strain in his psoas muscle. The Tigers dropped two in his absence, but he returned for the last game as a DH to allow him to reintegrate slowly and hopefully avoid the loss of another productive hitter from the lineup.

Down in the minors, spectators at a Toledo Mud Hens game on Saturday were treated to an appearance by 16-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion Joey Chestnut, who demolished four pints of ice cream in one minute ahead of his ceremonial first pitch. The Mud Hens, evidently blessed by the appearance, went on to beat the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders 3-2 thanks to a walk-off single by Tigers No. 3 prospect Jace Jung.