Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis, J.D. Drew, and Coco Crisp drove in two RBI’s a piece while Sean Casey drove in three to lead the offensive charge by the Red Sox (5-5) over the Detroit Tigers (1-8) for 12-6 win.
Tim Wakefield picked up his first win of the season on 5 innings of work, three hits allowed, two runs, one earned, five walks and five strikeouts. Nate Robertson garnered the loss giving up four runs in the process.
Detroit’s pen mates of Zach Miner (3), Francis Beltran (1), Yorman Bazardo (4) gave up the rest of the runs as the Red Sox scored in bunches with four in the fourth, four in the seventh, and four in the eighth.
Star of the Game: Sean Casey
2-5 with three RBI’s at first base is great for Casey. We might be seeing a lot more of him depending on how Mike Lowell recovers from his injury.
Preview of [ed: Saturday’s] Game: Mike Mussina vs. Josh Beckett
The first game of the 2008 season for the Boston Red Sox against the arch rivals Yankees and the Sox offense is finally waking up. What a time for Beckett to get back up on the horse facing the Evil Empire.
Photos of game by Evan