Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-2

The one thing the Red Sox did better than just about anybody last season was stay healthy, a not insignificant reason they were the last team standing.

The Sox did not place a starting position player on the disabled list the entire season; backup catcher Doug Mirabelli was the only position player to spend time on the DL.

Nine games into the 2008 season, David Ortiz is struggling on his surgically repaired right knee, while the Sox are holding their breath on third ...

Brandon Inge and the Detroit Tigers are in it for the long haul. Nevermind that no team has ever started 0-7 and gone on to the playoffs. Who cares about all those pundits who ripped on the Tigers for their huge payroll and poor start? It's a 162-game season, after all.

But even after a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, Inge and the Tigers sure didn't sound like they were brimming with confidence.

"It's the beginning of the year and it gets a lo...