Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-5

DETROIT -- Curt Schilling intercepted Daisuke Matsuzaka in the middle of the visitors' clubhouse yesterday -- no translator required -- whispered a few words of encouragement, and told him to enjoy his time off, the first three-day respite since the start of spring training in which Matsuzaka's every step will not be captured by a photographer's lens.

Schilling needn't have bothered to tell Matsuzaka to forget about the Detroit Tigers for a while. That was an unspoken u...