Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-1

Kevin Youkilis and the Boston Red Sox asserted themselves against a fellow contender.

Not that the Detroit Tigers put up much of a fight.

Youkilis hit his third homer in two nights to help Boston to a 5-1 win over the Tigers on Thursday night, wrapping up a four-game series with its sixth win in seven games.

Boston took three of four from the Tigers, sending them to their sixth loss in seven games. Youkilis hit three homers at spacious Comerica Park to give him eight...

DETROIT - How comfortable is Kevin Youkilis here?

At this rate, he'll soon be driving a Pontiac, snarfing Little Caesars pizza, sitting center ice at Red Wings games, and taking his vacations on Mackinac Island. Ernie Harwell will be his favorite radio announcer, Rasheed Wallace his main man on the Pistons, and Eminem will be filling up his iPod.

If there was one Red Sox player who should be heartbroken the team won't be coming back here this season - barring a visit...