Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Friday, May 14, 2010

At Least The Red Sox Won Friday

The Bruins stunning flop in the NHL playoffs will dominate the Boston papers on Saturday. Not to be overlooked is the terrific game the Red Sox played in Detroit on Friday night to begin the road trip.

The Tigers had just taken three of four against New York this week, and the Sox came in to Comerica Park and got down to business right away. Marco Scutaro singled, and then Dustin Pedroia belted a two-run shot in the first, and David Ortiz blasted a mammoth 450-foot shot into right center field with two on to make it 5-0 against Max Scherzer.

Clay Buchholz looked shaky in the first inning, as Detroit got a run back to make it 5-1. But he settled in, and went 6 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits and one run, but walking five. He is now 4-3 on the year.

Papi blasted another homer in the fourth for his sixth home run of 2010. It was the 34th time in his great career he's gone deep twice in one game. Bill Hall hit a pinch hit home run in the ninth to complete the scoring, 7-2.

The Rays lost but New York won, so the Red Sox are now 5 1/2 back in the AL East. Jon Lester takes the mound tomorrow night.

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