Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 4-3

DETROIT -- Mike Timlin and John Halama stood in a corner of the Red Sox clubhouse last night, watching an ESPN segment detailing the early-season struggles of the Yankees, a team making near-daily concessions to age and expectation.

The Sox began this season in position to make similar concessions, and yet, a night after the Tampa Bay castoff, Halama, won his debut start, the 39-year-old Timlin combined with 38-year-old Tim Wakefield to shut down the Detroit Tigers, 4-3...

DETROIT -- There will come a time, whether it's by injury, through attrition, or via Father Time, a young player finally gets his chance.

Kevin Youkilis has no idea when that time will come.

Neither does Terry Francona nor Theo Epstein. Youkilis's permanency on the major league roster does not have anything to do with his ability.

Oh, sure they'd love for him to hit 25-30 home runs and knock in 80-100 runs and be the prototypical corner player. But he's not. Neith...