Blown Away
Minnesota Twins Carlos Gomez (22) slides safely into home, and celebrates with teammates Joe Mauer (L), Delmon Young (21) and Adam Everett (12), with the game-winning run after scoring on a hit by teammate Mike Lamb off Red Sox relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon during the ninth inning
(Reuters / Papelbon: Christine Hochkeppel for The Boston Globe)

Put This One On Papelbon

"It's a pretty simple game. I've got one out to get. I've got to execute a pitch with two strikes and get the job done. It's that simple. I didn't do that. I've got to get back on track in order to be able to finish my pitches and throw my pitches with confidence." -- 5.9.08, Jon Papelbon, bottom line

Box: Tigers 7, Sox 6
Globe: Sox Silenced by Lamb
The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire: 8 Straight Dome Losses for Boston
Lugo's Gonna Hear It Now: Error No. 11 Negatively Affects the Game
How Low Can He Go: Okajima ERA Now .053
The Uncontested Stolen Base Rears Its Ugly Head
Cooler Heads Prevailed: No Motor City Meltdown for Pap Postgame
Another Clean Sweep: Ellsbury Swipes One
Not Lester's Best Start

"Jed Lowrie hit the ball well when he played regularly. He hits line drives and long fly balls. I do not understand why Lugo has to play every game or at all just because dumb Theo gave him a huge contract. We get many Rays games here so I had seen Lugo with Rays many times and he was the one who killed most of their rallies. Occasionally, he would hit a long fly to right that would drop in. He seems to be a pull hitter now." -- 5.9.08, BDD reader, John Walsh

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Boston Herald:

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Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

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