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|WP: Tim Wakefield (2 - 1)
LP: Rick Porcello (4 - 3)
6 runs: Rick Porcello gave up six runs on two home runs, six hits and two walks in three innings.
Key stat B: Porcello faced 17 batters in three innings.
Kevin Youkalis doubles in two runs in the third to give Boston the 4-2 lead
Is it me or is this team kind of boring this year? It's not just me, right? It's probably the offense having no clue half the time. Or the fact there are like three batters in the lineup who you can watch without covering your eyes: Cabrera, Martinez and Peralta. I don't know. Seriously, did you think the Tigers threatened at all in the ninth? I didn't. I've watched them enough to know how that story would turn out. Or how about the bullpen? Cover your eyes even when you know Jose Valverde is usually going to make the save. Or you've got Jim Leyland's spittle-flung pointless quotes to the media. I don't know. This team, as we said in the podcast, is just pretty damn annoying.
Anyway, it lost because Rick Porcello struggled with his stuff and didn't come out for the fourth inning. He gave up five runs -- two home runs -- in the third inning and got tarred.
Charlie Furbush, he is actually pretty fun to watch. And again, he shows up when the starter stumbles and throws a couple of shutout innings. No, I don't think he should be in the rotation. But at least we have some excitement on the mound when he pitches.
Peralta had his eighth home run of the year. Cabrera better keep slugging because Peralta is trying to pass him.
After the game, Ryan Perry was optioned to Triple-A Toledo and Ryan Raburn was announced as the everyday second baseman. This will be a separate story but I didn't want you guys to think I missed that news.