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No win No. 1
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Red Sox 5, Tigers 0
Placido Polanco's throw to Miguel Cabrera (right) at third is off line. (Charles Krupa/AP)
As most experts' choice to the win the AL Central, the Tigers are surprisingly without a victory in 2008, as they dropped their road opener against the Red Sox. In the contest, Placido Polanco committed a rare error, his first one since the 2006 season.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (0-7)
Lost 7
Boston 5, Detroit 0   BOS
Boston (4-4)
Won 1
April 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 2
Boston
0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 4/8/08  |  Recap: DET | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Red Sox stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Renteria, SS4000001.200
Polanco, 2B3010110.115
Sheffield, DH4020011.286
Ordonez, RF4010023.276
Cabrera, 3B2000211.100
Guillen, 1B4000014.333
Rodriguez, C4000021.148
Jones, J, LF4010020.222
Inge, CF2000112.286
Totals3105041113 

BATTING
TB: Polanco; Sheffield 2; Ordonez; Jones, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Guillen 2.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Polanco (1, throw), Cabrera (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Polanco-Renteria-Guillen, Cabrera-Renteria-Guillen).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5020011.273
Youkilis, 1B3132100.400
Ortiz, DH3000205.103
Ramirez, LF5110024.242
  Ellsbury, LF0000000.200
Lowell, 3B2000202.200
Drew, RF3111121.368
Varitek, C4020013.296
Crisp, CF3011002.250
Lugo, SS4220002.280
Totals3251246620 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (2, Grilli).
3B: Ramirez (1, Rogers).
TB: Pedroia 2; Youkilis 4; Ramirez 3; Drew; Varitek 2; Crisp; Lugo 2.
RBI: Crisp (1), Youkilis 2 (3), Drew (5).
2-out RBI: Drew.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Ortiz 2; Crisp; Varitek 2.
SF: Crisp; Youkilis.
GIDP: Lugo; Ortiz.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (L, 0-2)4.28323303.38
Grilli 1.022231019.29
Lopez 2.12000200.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 2-0)6.24004701.47
Delcarmen 1.11000203.38
Okajima 1.00000200.00

Balk: Rogers.
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 107-56, Grilli 41-23, Lopez 35-25, Matsuzaka 108-62, Delcarmen 17-12, Okajima 20-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 3-8, Grilli 1-1, Lopez 4-1, Matsuzaka 5-8, Delcarmen 0-2, Okajima 0-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 25, Grilli 8, Lopez 7, Matsuzaka 27, Delcarmen 5, Okajima 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 2-0, Lopez 3-0, Delcarmen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 46 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:29.
Att: 36,567.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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