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Sox lose Lowell, game
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Tigers 7, Red Sox 2
Julio Lugo hits the dirt to avoid an inside pitch from Jeremy Bonderman. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Third baseman Mike Lowell made a nice play to rob Ivan Rodriguez of a hit but sprained his left thumb in the process. The Sox scored twice in the second, but Jon Lester gave up four runs in the fourth, and the visiting Tigers held on for the win.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (1-7)
Won 1
Detroit 7, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (4-5)
Lost 1
April 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1   7 10 2
Boston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Standings thru 4/9/08  |  Recap: DET | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Red Sox stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, C4010100.161
Polanco, 2B3000101.103
Sheffield, DH4000105.222
Ordonez, RF4010101.273
Cabrera, 3B4110113.125
Guillen, 1B3311201.333
Renteria, SS4232101.265
Thames, LF3112002.200
  a-Thomas, PH-LF1010000.500
Inge, CF5012013.269
Totals3571078217 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Thames in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria 2 (2, Lester, Lester).
HR: Thames (1, 4th inning off Lester, 1 on, 1 out), Guillen (2, 9th inning off Lopez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rodriguez; Ordonez; Cabrera; Guillen 4; Renteria 5; Thames 4; Thomas; Inge.
RBI: Renteria 2 (3), Thames 2 (2), Inge 2 (6), Guillen (2).
2-out RBI: Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames; Sheffield; Inge 2; Cabrera.
S: Thomas.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sheffield (1, 2nd base off Aardsma/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Polanco (2, fielding), Cabrera (3, throw).
DP: 4 (Renteria-Polanco-Guillen, Cabrera-Polanco, Rodriguez-Renteria, Polanco-Renteria-Guillen).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B3000204.250
Youkilis, 1B-3B5000005.333
Ortiz, DH4000012.091
Ramirez, LF4020011.270
Lowell, 3B0000000.200
  a-Casey, PH-1B4120002.333
Drew, RF3110113.364
Varitek, C4010002.290
Ellsbury, CF2001201.176
Lugo, SS3021002.321
  b-Cora, PH10100001.000
Totals332925322 

a-Singled for Lowell in the 2nd. b-Singled for Lugo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (1, Bonderman), Varitek (2, Bonderman), Lugo (1, Beltran).
TB: Ramirez 2; Casey 3; Drew; Varitek 2; Lugo 3; Cora.
RBI: Ellsbury (3), Lugo (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew 2; Youkilis 3.
GIDP: Pedroia; Lugo; Casey.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lugo (1, 2nd base by Bonderman/Rodriguez), Youkilis (1, 2nd base by Bonderman/Rodriguez).

FIELDING
DP: (Tavarez-Varitek-Casey).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman (W, 1-1)5.05214203.97
Seay (H, 1)1.10000100.00
Beltran (H, 1)0.21000003.38
Bautista 1.01000001.80
Jones, T 1.02001000.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (L, 1-2)5.15444014.50
Aardsma 1.20002102.08
Corey 0.122210014.54
Tavarez 0.21000000.00
Lopez 1.02111119.00

Bonderman pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Lester.
HBP: Polanco (by Tavarez).
Pitches-strikes: Bonderman 96-54, Seay 18-10, Beltran 14-9, Bautista 16-13, Jones, T 21-12, Lester 97-60, Aardsma 25-13, Corey 11-6, Tavarez 8-5, Lopez 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bonderman 8-3, Seay 0-3, Beltran 1-1, Bautista 3-0, Jones, T 2-1, Lester 12-4, Aardsma 2-2, Corey 1-0, Tavarez 2-0, Lopez 1-1.
Batters faced: Bonderman 22, Seay 4, Beltran 3, Bautista 3, Jones, T 6, Lester 25, Aardsma 7, Corey 4, Tavarez 3, Lopez 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 1-0, Aardsma 1-0, Tavarez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 50 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:45.
Att: 37,190.

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