First Place Boston Disembowels Last Place Detroit

May 12: Boston 16, Detroit 8

It was a brutal scene for Detroit baseball fans. After they got their hopes up when their Tigers shocked and knocked Smoky Joe Wood for seven runs in the second, the Boston machine said “no problem,” and proceeded to drop 16 runs. Jon Lester relieved Wood and was good, and Boston batters reached base safely 30 times: 13 singles, four doubles, one triple, 10 walks/HBPs, and two errors. Carlton Fisk reached five times with a single, two walks, and two plunkings.

                   R  H BB
BOS 140 150 023 - 16 18 10
DET 071 000 000 -  8  9  3

HR: B. Freehan (3)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
S. Wood     1.2  7  7  0  2  1  
B. Donovan  4.1  9  8  0  7  2 

BOS 23-11, DET 13-21

May 13: Boston 7, Detroit 6 (10 innings)

The Tigers lost another lead the next day in what was at least a close game. Charles Gehringer and Hank Greenberg homered back-to-back in the fourth inning to give Detroit a 3-1 lead. It was tied 4-4 after six innings, but a Gehringer error opened the door for Boston taking the lead 5-4 in the seventh. The Tigers came right back to tie it in the bottom of the seventh. But in the top of the 10th, Doug Brocail gave up a single to Nomar Garciaparra, a walk to Jimmie Foxx, a single to Bobby Doerr, and a single to Wade Boggs to give Boston a two run cushion. Miguel Cabrera led off the bottom of the 10th with a double against Jonathan Papelbon, and Gehringer drove him in, but Papelbon got three groundouts before the Tigers could tally again.

                    R  H BB
BOS 001 003 100 2 - 7 12  5
DET 000 301 100 1 - 6 13  2

HR: A. Kaline (1), H. Greenberg (1), C. Gehringer (1)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
L. Grove    6.1  5  5  3  2  0  
G. Uhle     8.0  5  4  0  4  2 

BOS 24-11, DET 13-22

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May 14: Boston 10, Detroit 2

After those two tough losses, Detroit had the pleasure of facing Pedro Martinez in the final game. Pedro retired the first 13 Tigers hitters, and the only run charged to him in 7.1 innings was unearned due to a Carlton Fisk error. Every Boston batter reached base at least twice. Garciaparra had perhaps the best day, with three singles and a dong.

The Red Sox seem to only be getting better and are now on pace for 113 wins.

                   R  H BB
BOS 113 002 003 - 10 16  8
DET 000 000 011 -  2  4  2

HR: N. Garciaparra (4), J. Foxx (2), M. Cabrera (2)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
P. Martinez   7.1  1  0  0  1  7  
J. Verlander  6.0  7  7  1  7  4 

BOS 25-11, DET 13-23
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