Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-1
You only get so many chances against Pedro Martinez, and if you don't take advantage, you're going home a loser.
That was the case for the Tigers in last night's 5-1 defeat to the Red Sox. Detroit touched Martinez for one run in the fourth inning, but missed having more by a matter of inches. With two on and two outs in the fifth, Haverhill's Carlos Pena cranked a Martinez offering down the right-field line that appeared destined for Pesky's Pole and a 4-0 Detroit lead....
Signs of a fun-loving team on a rapturous roll: Derek Lowe paying a goofy tribute to Red Sox starter Pedro Martinez by donning a Dominican flag do-rag, wrapping David Ortiz's long chain around his neck, and waving Martinez's toy red bat as the substitute cheerleader; Johnny Damon mimicking the injured Manny Ramirez by triumphantly pointing both index fingers to celebrate a nice assist; and Ramirez himself spreading joy in the dugout among manager Terry Francona's merry men...
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