BOSTON -- With one out in the top of the fifth, and the Red Sox trailing the Tigers by a run, Will Middlebrooks’ ninth error of the season allowed Brayan Pena to reach base.
BOSTON – Opposed by the pitcher with the most wins in the majors, the Red Sox needed Jon Lester to step up and match Tigers right-hander and Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer Tuesday night at Fenway
BOSTON – After getting jammed on a couple of swings on Sunday, Jacoby Ellsbury left the game in the ninth inning. After the game, his left hand was noticeably swollen, even after some icing.
BOSTON – The last two Septembers have been disastrous for the Red Sox. While 2012 was disastrous from start to finish, 2011 fell apart as the starting pitching fell apart.