The Sox won 4-1, though were on the verge of blowing the lead. With Franklin Morales on the mound and two outs, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. But the rain had become too much, with standing puddles starting to form in the infield. It'll be interesting to see if the Tigers have any issue with how the game was handled, given that the winning run was at the plate. The umpires tried to wait out the rain, with a delay closing in on two hours, but eventually gave in.
Clayton (or as I prefer to call him -- and wish you would too -- K-ton) Mortensen got the win after pulling some long-relief duties for Josh Beckett. Beckett was removed in the 3rd inning with back spasms, which is sure to fire up the anti-Beckett contingency (which is now about 98% of Red Sox fans anyway).
Pedro Ciriaco ignited a four-run 4th inning for the Sox with a run-scoring single, and a head's up play on which he scored from second on a Carl Crawford infield hit that was bobbled by the second baseman. Much like Daniel Nava, Pedro is really trying to show everything he can do with the time he's given.