Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 12-8

Keith Foulke returned to a mound last night, this time in Lowell, pitching in a Single A league that allows only four players per team older than age 23.

Foulke, whose fastball hovered between 86 and 88 miles per hour, pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits as he readies to rejoin the Red Sox bullpen in a matter of days.

About 30 miles southwest, at Fenway Park, it was abundantly clear, possibly more than on any other night this season, how desper...