BOSTON -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
"For maybe the first time when he hasn't put the ball on the ground consistently, that's the one spot that shows up here today.''
-- John Farrell on Brad Ziegler, who gave up the game-winning homer to Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning.
"Unfortunately, we're one-swing-of-the-bat difference here today.''
"It wasn't a horrible pitch; it just wasn't a great one either.''
-- Zieger on the pitch to Cabrera.
"Shoot, I've got to be honest. I haven't even looked at the schedule. I know there's 162 [games] on there. That's about all I know.''
-- Dustin Pedroia, when asked about the team's upcoming string of road games.
-- The Red Sox dropped to 11-14 against teams from the American League Central.
-- The series sweep was the first of the season suffered by the Red Sox. Every other MLB team had already been swept more than once.
-- Pedroia has reached base safely in 30 straight games. It's the second-longest streak of his career.
-- Xander Bogaerts hit safely in every game on the homestand, batting .447 in that span.
-- Seven of Sandy Leon's 10 doubles this season have come in day games.
-- Aaron Hill collected his first extra-base hit (double) as a member of the Red Sox.
-- Victor Martinez reached base in all five plate appearances, becoming the first Tiger to do so at Fenway since Pudge Rodriguez in 2008.
-- The Tigers are 7-2 in their last nine Fenway games.
-- Opposing hitters had been just 1-for-22 against Brad Ziegler as a member of the Red Sox before Cabrera's homer.
1) Miguel Cabrera -- He was 3-for-4 with an intentional walk, including the game-winning homer in the top of the ninth.
2) Victor Martinez -- He remains one of the game's best pure hitters, which he demonstrated with four hits and two RBI.
3) Michael Fulmer -- He continued his Rookie of the Year case with 7 2/3 strong innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.