Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-2

The pitching matchup brought hopes of a duel -- Jeremy Bonderman, second in the American League in strikeouts with 159, and Curt Schilling, third with 153.

And the circumstances -- a pennant race -- gave it added consequence.

Last night, Bonderman took his 11-5 record to the mound against the Red Sox, and, like Schilling, he came away with no decision -- Francisco Rodney got the W in the Tigers' 3-2 victory. But Detroit manager Jim Leyland made it clear, Bonderman's sta...

Confusion reigned. Was the ball fair or foul? Was Craig Monroe out at first? What, exactly, had just transpired?

None of the answers was immediately apparent. But, as the minutes ticked off and Detroit manager Jim Leyland and first base umpire Bruce Froemming went tete-a-tete by the first base bag, everything became remarkably clear.

Fair ball, which clanked off Wily Mo Peña's glove for the single that scored Carlos Guillen from third with the Tigers' go-ahead run in...