Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-2

For six weeks, the Red Sox have avoided the flat tires and fender benders that might have slowed them down as they raced out ahead of the pack in the American League.

But you don't have to be a NASCAR fan like John W. Henry to see the rippling of a caution flag at Fenway Park this week. On Sunday, undefeated pitcher Josh Beckett tore a chunk of skin off the tip of his middle finger, leaving him to spend his 27th birthday yesterday contemplating missing his scheduled sta...