Red Sox - 001 000 000 - 1 7 0Lackey (7-9-5-4-4, 123) had trouble getting the third out in both the second and fourth innings.
Tigers - 021 200 00x - 5 9 0
In the second, he had a man on first and two outs, but allowed a single, walk, and single to Detroit's 7-8-9 hitters, which gave Detroit a 1-0 lead, then walked Johnny Damon to force in a second run.
Lackey got the first two outs in the fourth on only two pitches, but then Damon singled and stole second and Ramon Santiago hit his first home run of the year. Damon finished the afternoon with two singles and two walks off Lackey.
Boston scored on doubles from Jonathan Van Every and Jeremy Hermida. The Red Sox had two on with two outs in the sixth, but Mike Lowell fouled out to the catcher. With two outs in the seventh, they loaded the bases, but J.D. Drew struck out.
Tampa Bay rallied yet again and beat the Mariners 2-1, so the Red Sox are 7.5 GB. In New York, with the Yankees up 3-1, Mariano Rivera came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning. Fruitbat walked in a run, then gave up a grand slam to Jason Kubel and the Twins won 6-3.
John Lackey / Armando Galarraga
Van Every, CF