Wearing an unusual yellow jersey with blue edging, Boston led 4-3 for fourth when Storey put down a suspended slide from rookie Beau Brieske (1-6) on Lansdowne Street in his 11th home of the season.
Vázquez lined up at first Andrew Chavin’s Green Monster seats to lead 5-3 in the seventh inning.
Rich Hill (3-4) gave up three runs and seven strokes in five by six.
Matt Strahm allowed lead finisher Jonathan Schupp to finish ninth—the sixth for Schup’s team on home ground this year. John Schreiber received his second save of the season when Miguel Cabrera took a penalty at the end of the match with a man in charge.
Boston was over 11-8 but won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 15-4 in June. The Red Sox is a season high with seven games over .500 at 38-31.
Detroit lost eight out of 10.
Javier Paez tripled and scored in the first and added Homer solo in the third. Individual Cabrera is on each of his first three strokes and needs three to equal Rod Carew in 28th at 3053.
Riley Greene had a pair of singles for Tigers.
Brieske allowed four runs and six strokes over five innings. In his eleventh start in the big league, Bryske hit four goals and didn’t go a step further.
Baez won with two in the ninth inning and twice finished the course. He was robbed of another hit at seven when Storey made a second jump on the driving line heading into the right midfield.
Hill was not looking for a new ball after a foul by Cabrera and referee Dan Bellino hit the chest. Hill said he was fine when Vasquez and Bellino came out to check on him.
Tigers: Bowling director Chris Vetter has removed his name from consideration for the vacant coaching position at the University of Michigan, said Director A.J. Hinch. Fitters was assistant coach Eric Bakic at the Wolverines for three years before joining Hinch’s side when he was appointed as manager in 2020. Bakic left Michigan last week to take charge of Clemson.
Sox response: RHB Garrett Whitlock (Right Hip Inflammation) may be back as early as next week after throwing a simulator game on Tuesday, said Alex Cora, manager, NRHP Garrett Whitlock. Cora said Whitlock was relieved, but his condition to come back will depend on how he feels on Wednesday.
LHP Tarik Skubal (5-4, 3.13 ERA) of the Boston Tigers faces RHP Michael Wacha (5-1) on Wednesday night in the conclusion of the three-game series.