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Red Sox catch up to Justin Verlander

Daniel Nava delivers decisive blow as Boston gets over .500 for first time

Updated: May 30, 2012, 10:32 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, arrived at work on Tuesday at Fenway Park and was ready to continue his career success against the Boston Red Sox.

Well, the Red Sox had other thoughts.

It obviously wasn't Verlander's best outing and the Red Sox produced some solid at-bats and timely hitting en route to a 6-3 win over the Tigers. The win pushed Boston over the .500 mark for the first time all season. ...

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