Red Sox - 020 200 101 - 6 11 0Somehow, Matsuzaka's eight walks didn't bite the Sox in the ass (only one of them scored). Dice's line was an odd 5-2-1-8-1, 109. If he had stayed in to pitch a complete game, we might have seen baseball's first five-hour nine-inning game.
Tigers - 000 100 200 - 3 5 2
The runs came mostly by way of dongs by Lowell, Youkilis and Ortiz. Lowell also collected a double and a single and nearby had another home run (a three-run job) in the seventh. Drew had two hits.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.52 173 ERA+) / Jeremy Bonderman (3.86, 109 ERA+)
I'm at this game, so the game thread will be at ThreadSox.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland is shaking up his lineup. Yesterday, he moved Miguel Cabrera into the #3 spot. He promised more changes for tonight:
Same pieces, but quite a bit different. ... I think you'll find it pretty drastic.The Tigers are fourth in the AL in runs, first in slugging percentage and second in on-base percentage and home runs, but in games in which they have scored three runs or fewer, they are 0-14.