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Sox win home opener
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Red Sox 5, Tigers 0
David Ortiz shows off his new 2007 World Series championship ring. (Steven Senne/AP)
It was an emotional home opener at Fenway, where Bill Buckner threw the ceremonial first pitch and the Sox picked up their 2007 World Series rings. Daisuke Matsuzaka was simply on his game, hurling 6 2/3 shutout innings vs. the Tigers.
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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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