Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 10-7
DETROIT -- As a former winter ball teammate in the Dominican Republic, David Ortiz knew two things about Detroit's recently appointed closer, Fernando Rodney.
No. 1: The man has a good fastball, one that used to peak at 99 miles per hour, but has since slipped to the low-to-mid 90s, but remains Option A.
No. 2: His well-masked changeup is Option 1A.
And so, when Ortiz batted with one out in the ninth inning of last night's 10-7, 10-inning win, the Red Sox behind, ...