Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blew the save and the game against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night as the Tigers came back to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the Red Sox 10-9.

Papelbon gave up two hits and two runs in the ninth inning has he dropped his first game of the season.  Usually Red Sox fans see Papelbon come right in and shut down the other team in the ninth inning but that didn’t happen against the Tigers.

Clay Buchholz got the start for the Red Sox and pitched four inning as he was pulled after giving up ten hits and five runs.  Julian Tavarez pitched one inning after Bucholz and gave up four hits and three runs.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all pitched after Tavarez and before Papelbon without giving up a run.

Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell both hit home runs at the plate for the Red Sox.  Both players also finished with three rbi in the game.  Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz all had one RBI in the game.

The Red Sox are now 22-14 on the season.  Red Sox Blog 

Post info: By GoSoxGo on May 7th, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox won at home against the Texas Rangers with a score of 8-3 sweeping them in the four game series.  This makes Boston’s fifth game won in a row.  With David Ortiz coming out of his hitting slump and bad pitching from the Texas bullpen, it was an easy game for the Red Sox getting on base 11 times with walks.  Good win for the Red Sox on Patrios Day.

Ortiz who has been struggling to connect with the ball for the early part of the season seems to be coming out of his slump with two doubles giving him his first two of the season.  Dustin Pedroia and Julio Lugo each hit a double yesterday too.  Pedroia had two RBIs during the game and Ortiz had three RBI.  Jacoby Ellsbury and Lugo each picked up a RBI as well. 

Clay Buchholz was the opening pitcher for Boston throwing for six innings and only giving up five hits and two walks but was able to get six strikeouts bringing him to 1-1 for the year.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Manny Delcarmen were brought it to finish off the Rangers.  The bullpen did have some trouble as Aardsma gave up two runs and Delcarmen gave up one run.

Boston will take on the Los Angeles Angels tonight at home for the first game of a three game series.  This should be a very good series as the Angels are playing some good baseball just like the Red Sox.  If you have a chance, get out there and watch this series and root the Red Sox on.

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