Recap - Let's Play the Blame Game

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The options are almost limitless.

Blame the Tigers for not changing the time of the game.

Blame the umpires for a call that helped lead to the first Detroit run.

Blame the offense for leaving eighteen men on base.

Blame the manager (that's always a safe bet) for bringing Junichi Tazawa into the eighth inning.

Blame Tazawa for not getting an out.

Blame Brad Ziegler for two walks and a base hit.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Bottom line is that Clay Buchholz pitched beautifully for six innings and Boston still lost 4-3 to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon in Detroit, ending a six-game Red Sox winning streak.

Buchholz (pictured) went six strong innings allowing just one run on six hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

With the Tigers leading 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning, Sandy Leon tied the game with his seventh home run of the year. Boston padded the lead to 3-1 in the eighth on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez and a wild pitch by Justin Wilson that allowed Mookie Betts to score.

Detroit scored three in the bottom of the eighth inning on four hits and two walks.

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