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Verlander struggling
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Red Sox 5, Tigers 1
Detroit has scored two runs or fewer in six of Justin Verlander's starts. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Five days after a tough defeat at Minnesota, Justin Verlander was served with his AL-leading sixth loss after allowing five runs in six innings. The loss dropped Verlander to 1-6, the worst start by a Tigers pitcher since Mike Maroth went 0-9 to begin his 2003 season.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (23-14)
Won 1
Boston 5, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (15-21)
Lost 1
May 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 13 0
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 5/8/08  |  Recap: BOS | DET  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4121002.290
Pedroia, 2B5010016.301
Ortiz, DH5020016.239
Youkilis, 1B5112013.313
Lowell, 3B5120002.260
Drew, RF5110023.277
Varitek, C2112210.253
Crisp, CF4030000.315
Lugo, SS3000014.286
Totals3851352726 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (6, Dolsi).
HR: Youkilis (7, 5th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia; Ortiz 3; Youkilis 4; Lowell 2; Drew; Varitek; Crisp 3.
RBI: Varitek 2 (13), Ellsbury (13), Youkilis 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz 3; Ellsbury; Drew 2.
SF: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Drew.
Team LOB: 10.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4000042.254
Polanco, 2B3010000.272
Guillen, 3B4010001.313
Ordonez, RF4010002.304
Cabrera, 1B4000022.252
Joyce, LF4000010.182
Thames, DH4120010.261
Inge, C4010011.227
Santiago, SS3011000.370
Totals34171098 

BATTING
TB: Polanco; Guillen; Ordonez; Thames 2; Inge; Santiago.
RBI: Santiago (9).
2-out RBI: Santiago.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Ordonez; Granderson.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Verlander-Santiago-Cabrera).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 4-2)7.06110803.70
Hansen 1.00000006.23
Delcarmen 1.01000106.75
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 1-6)6.09551516.43
Dolsi 1.13001203.00
Rapada 0.21000001.00
Lopez 1.00000002.01

WP: Verlander.
HBP: Polanco (by Beckett), Lugo (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 102-73, Hansen 12-7, Delcarmen 11-7, Verlander 107-64, Dolsi 28-16, Rapada 10-5, Lopez 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 6-7, Hansen 2-1, Delcarmen 1-1, Verlander 5-8, Dolsi 0-2, Rapada 1-1, Lopez 0-3.
Batters faced: Beckett 28, Hansen 3, Delcarmen 4, Verlander 28, Dolsi 8, Rapada 3, Lopez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rapada 2-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:52.
Att: 38,952.

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