Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-2

DETROIT -- The night before, he had quoted Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits to describe what it was like to give up a winning home run to Kevin Youkilis.

``Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug," said Todd Jones, who moonlights as a columnist for The Sporting News when he's not closing games for the Detroit Tigers.

Yesterday afternoon, after playing catch in the outfield with his 11-year-old son, Alexander, then signing autographs for 20 minutes while m...

DETROIT -- So you thought the Red Sox caught a break when they missed Justin Verlander, the Tigers' 23-year-old pitching phenom whose picture graced the cover of last week's Sports Illustrated?

After back-to-back nights of facing Kenny Rogers and Jeremy Bonderman, the Sox not only have learned firsthand why the Tigers can no longer be taken lightly in the American League, they have a right to wonder what awaits them this afternoon when they face Zach Miner, a kid who is...