Jalen Beeks’ Major League Baseball debut didn’t go as well as he had planned.

The left-hander made a spot start Thursday at Fenway Park, lasted just four innings while giving up six runs (all earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts in the Boston Red Sox’s 7-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

After the game, Sox skipper Alex Cora commended Beeks for battling through a tough first inning, noting it was valuable experience for the 24-year-old.

To hear from Cora, check out the video above from “Red Sox Extra Innings,” presented by W.B. Mason.

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