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BOSTON -- Drew Pomeranz felt a lot more comfortable in his second start for the Red Sox. Cheap Ultra Boost 2018 China . It just wasnt enough for him to earn his first victory in a Boston uniform.Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Justin Verlander pitched six solid innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night to spoil Pomeranzs second start at Fenway.Pomeranz (8-8), recently acquired from the San Diego Padres, gave up four hits and struck out seven in six innings. Both of the runs he allowed came via Iglesias homer.I had a good curveball tonight. I was locating my fastball a lot better, Pomeranz said. I was in a lot better counts all night. I really made one bad pitch.Boston failed to homer Monday, ending a streak of 15 straight games with at least one. The Red Sox have lost three of their last four and fell to 11-12 this season against AL Central teams.Theyve also now gone 21-21 this season in games decided by two or fewer runs.Victor Martinez and James McCann also drove in runs for the Tigers. Detroit pulled within 5 1/2 games of idle AL Central-leading Cleveland.Verlander (10-6) allowed one run and five hits and struck out five to pick up the victory. He is 3-0 in his last five starts.Francisco Rodriguez earned his 28th save.Pomeranz entered Mondays start looking to bounce back from his dismal Boston debut last week against San Francisco, in which he gave up five runs in just three innings.He was cruising through five innings Monday, allowing just two hits. That changed in the sixth when Iglesias crushed Pomeranzs fastball high over the Green Monster in left for a two-run homer to put the Tigers up 2-1.Iglesias scored his second run of the game in the eighth, trotting across home plate on Martinezs single off reliever Clay Buchholz to make it 4-1.Boston loaded the bases on three straight singles off Justin Wilson to begin its half of the eighth. A single by Sandy Leon pulled the Red Sox within 4-2, but Wilson settled down to get an out and Rodriguez came on to help end the rally.We just didnt cash in on the opportunities we created tonight, manager John Farrell said.Bostons hitters had several long at-bats against Verlander, pushing his pitch count above 40 through just two innings. In the second, Travis Shaw lined a double into the right-field corner, scoring Jackie Bradley Jr.Despite the loss, Pomeranz said he feels good about how hes progressed over his first two starts since the trade.It was nice to get back in that five-day routine and get on a schedule somewhere and kind of fall back into what Ive been doing all year, he said. Just kind of learning how to approach it in a different league and the scouting reports and everything. I think we settled with them pretty good in between starts.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: CF Mookie Betts returned to the lineup Monday after missing a pair of games with right knee soreness. ... Manager John Farrell said RHP Craig Kimbrel (left knee surgery) is progressing well and looked good in a short bullpen session. He could make a rehab start as soon as this weekend.UP NEXTTigers: RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-9, 4.78 ERA) is coming off a victory at Chicago last week, in which he allowed the White Sox just one run in 5 1/3 innings. Pelfrey hasnt allowed a home run his last eight road starts, spanning 45 1/3 innings.Red Sox: RHP Steven Wright (12-5, 2.67) has won his last four starts. His lone appearance against Detroit was last July, when he allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss.---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower ;Grey Ultra Boost 2018 . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. White Ultra Boost 2018 . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.cheapultraboostsale.com/ . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. ISTANBUL -- Napoli remained in a good position to advance from its Champions League group following a 1-1 draw at Besiktas on Tuesday that featured two late goals.Napoli captain Marek Hamsik equalized with a beautiful arching shot from outside the area three minutes after Ricardo Quaresma had put Besiktas ahead with a penalty.Napoli and Benfica both have seven points in Group B, after Benfica beat Dynamo Kiev 1-0 later Tuesday. The group remains tight with Besiktas on six points. Dynamo is last with one point.Falling behind was a tough blow. But we showed our fortitude, which perhaps has been lacking at times this season, Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina said.Lets not forget that were in the Champions League and in a setting like this one its never easy to play, Reina added of the loud noise level inside the Besiktas Arena. Its not by chance that they havent lost at home yet this season. But thats why we dream about becoming footballers: to play in settings like these.Besiktas, which beat Napoli 3-2 in Italy two weeks ago, has never advanced to the knockout stage, although the Turkish club did reach the quarterfinals of the old European Cup in 1987.Napoli produced twice as many shots as Besiktas -- 14-7.If you look at the numbers we could have won, but in the end tonight we got a golden point, Hamsik said.In a welll-balanced match, Besiktas Canada international Atiba Hutchinson hit the outside of the post and Manolo Gabbiadini threatened for Napoli in the first half. Ultra Boost 2018 For Sale. Nikola Maksimovic conceded the penalty for a hand ball on a cross from Vincent Aboubakar. While it appeared the Napoli defender was attempting to take his arm out of the balls path, it struck his elbow and Quaresma drilled the ensuing spot kick into the back of the net.Hamsik then collected a layoff from substitute Dries Mertens and curled his shot just past the outstretched glove of goalkeeper Fabri.It was Hamsiks 102nd goal for Napoli in all competitions, moving him within 13 of Diego Maradonas club record.Lorenzo Insigne nearly won it for Napoli but his long-range shot sailed wide in added time.Still, Napoli showed no signs of fatigue following a draining 2-1 loss to Juventus on Saturday.Right now weve got to look at the performance, which was great tonight. But the result leaves a bitter taste in our mouths, Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri said. We controlled the match and risked very little.There were reports that a Napoli fan was stabbed before the match in an Istanbul metro station after a clash between supporters. ' ' '

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