Swept at Detroit for the first time since June 1992.
Dice (5-10-6-1-4, 90) was hit hard early (3 HRs), but the Red Sox rallied.
Trailing 6-2 in the seventh Jeff "Gumball" Bailey (his first ML hit!) and Julio "This Is Not A Typo" Lugo hit back-to-back home runs off a not-sharp Robertson (6.1-4-4-4-2, 107).
In the eighth, Lugo hit an RBI-double (seriously, the guy went 3-for-3 with a walk!), but the Sox couldn't tie it up. Crisp struck out with Lugo on second to end the eighth.
In the ninth, Dustin Pedroia doubled and watched as David Ortiz struck out and Mike Lowell flied to right. Jason Varitek singled to left and Pedroia took third on the Tigers' fifth error of the day. JD Drew fouled out to third.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.53, 127 ERA+) / Nate Robertson (4.86, 91 ERA+)
Matsuzaka's ERA+ is very close to Josh Beckett's 130 as the top Sox starter.