The Sox dropped a four hour marathon in Detroit, capped off with two unearned runs scoring in the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon with the floodgates opened by Julio Lugo. Earlier, a couple of balls got by Jed Lowrie filling in for Dustin Pedroia. Both were difficult plays, but Lowrie looked to have limited range and it's hard to know whether a better angle on the latter might have kept the ball in the infield. Hard...to...know.
The Sox got a three run homer from Mike Lowell to tie the game at eight, and the Sox had another three stolen bases, two from Jacoby Ellsbury.
Clay Buchholz didn't have it, surrendering five runs in short duty. It is what it is.