The Tigers literally squeezed out a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.

With catcher Bryan Holaday doing the squeezing.

Holaday put down a bunt single — as deftly done as if he’d done it many times before — with Austin Jackson scoring the go-ahead run from third with one out in the ninth.

And just like that — with Joe Nathan closing it out in the bottom of the ninth — the Tigers completed a comeback after once trailing 3-0.

Justin Verlander exited after the seventh, meaning he’s still never won four games by May 1.

And Victor Martinez actually struck out — for only the third time this year.

But the Tigers found a way to win all the same.

A rare way, but a way.

With runners at first and third and one out in the seventh, the Sox had the next good chance to score after the Tigers tied it with two runs in the sixth.

But reaching back for the extra that seems to be there again for him, Verlander got out of trouble with two strikeouts after having only two previously in the game.

The Sox also stranded runners at first and second in the eighth.

Despite his strikeout in the eighth, just his third of the season, Martinez had three other at-bats that demonstrated how tough he is to fan.

The at-bat for Martinez in the fourth typified the kind of season he’s having.

Then again, his at-bat in the first was pretty typical, too.

Five of the first six Tigers’ outs against Sox starter Jose Quintana were on strikeouts. The only contact out was made in the first inning by Martinez on a ground ball to second.