Mike Lowell was a triple shy of the cycle and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his fifth win of the season only throwing for 5 innings. Dice-K threw 109 pitches en route to walking eight in the ball game, but only allowed one earned run on two hits. Even though Matsuzaka walked eight somehow the Sox starter and the rest of the team managed to get out of plenty of jams in this one.
Lowell hit his first homerun of the season off of Jeremy Bonderman in the second inning which gave Boston an early 2-0 lead.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 10th save of the season on 13 pitches and no strikeouts.
Star of the Game: Welcome back Mike Lowell
A 3-5 night where in which Lowell knocked his first homerun, and was a triple shy of the cycle he also drove in two RBI’s on the homerun.
Preview of Next Game: Tigers need to pound home runs to win
Let’s be honest here. The Tigers really do not have any pitching besides Justin Verlander and he has been so-so this season so the Sox need to pitch effectively and let their offense do their job. These Tigers will not win games unless they score 7-10 runs a night. Just my opinion.