Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 6-3

DETROIT - The night before, in the wake of his no-hit bid, Josh Beckett had been clear about the goal for a starting rotation that started slowly but has made strides of late.

"We still owe the bullpen some innings," he said, "so we've got to get our starters to go deeper."

And in the latest turn through the rotation, from Brad Penny last Saturday in Toronto to Tim Wakefield here yesterday, four of the five Sox starters turned in outings of at least six innings. Two did...