Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-3

DETROIT -- John Halama arrived here Monday afternoon, banged a left at the door to the visiting clubhouse, walked to his corner locker, looked up, and in black marker on a white strip of dry erase board, saw this: "HAMALA."

"John Ham-ala," Mike Timlin announced, roaring.

A clubhouse attendant later erased the name and rewrote it with the proper spelling. Next time to town, that name will, in all likelihood, be spelled properly, because it stands to be remembered.


DETROIT -- Over 162 games, Gonzalez and Halama aren't going to make you forget Schilling and Wells, but on consecutive nights at Comerica Park, the Red Sox got two respectable performances from their fill-ins. Now the question is, where do the Sox go from here?

With righthander Wade Miller making what appeared to be his final rehab start last night at Pawtucket, manager Terry Francona is going to have to mix and match and figure out who will remain in the rotation. He'l...