Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-0
DETROIT - Their birthdays are 12 days apart.
Well, that and 18 years.
So, when 23-year-old Clay Buchholz is asked whether there was anything about 41-year-old Tim Wakefield - the way he dresses, the music he listens to, the anti-wrinkle cream he keeps in his locker - that reminds him of how old his teammate is, a smile creeps across his face.
"If there was something," Buchholz said, "I probably wouldn't tell you about it, because I'm sure I'd hear about it tomorrow."...
DETROIT - It took Tim Wakefield nine pitches to retire the Tigers' first batter, Curtis Granderson, who grounded to the shortstop. It took just 89 more for Wakefield to get through the next 26 batters.
That got the Red Sox through the eighth, an inning in which Wakefield gave up just his second hit of the game and third base runner. Wakefield did not walk a batter in the Red Sox' 5-0 win last night at Comerica Park - one night after Daisuke Matsuzaka walked eight.