Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 9-8

Being a new guy in town, Tony Graffanino has chosen to live close to Fenway Park, and yet, following a 3:45 touchdown at Logan Airport yesterday morning, a 4:30 a.m. arrival at Fenway Park on the team bus, and a wait for his bags, the Red Sox second baseman didn't settle into bed until 5:30, maybe 5:45.

And yet, come last night, Graffanino cranked out three hits and and had one walk in a 9-8 win over the Tigers, his performance emblematic of the team's, despite the left...

Their lockers are adjacent in the Red Sox clubhouse, No. 53 Chad Bradford on the left and No. 50 Mike Timlin on the right. And the two veteran relievers worked in tandem last night to help close out a 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.

Bradford entered with one out in the seventh inning after Jeremi Gonzalez was rocked for back-to-back homers and a single. The Sox were ahead, 9-7, and Bradford kept it that way with a strikeout of Craig Monroe and a Bran...