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Detroit Rocked City

Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz put on a laser show in the first inning, firing home runs over the vastness of Comerica Park. Hit Tracker listed Pedroia’s two-run homer at a respectable 391 feet but Ortiz’s three-run blast measured a whopping 459 feet.

Max Scherzer’s mis-matched eyes weren’t the result of exposure to the Red Sox batters’ spectacle of light but simply heterochromia. Brennan Boesch was so dazzled by the Red Sox second baseman’s display he ran into the outfield fence chasing it down; the rookie was rudely awakened to the fact that the dimensions of Fifth Third Field aren’t quite the same as its big league counterpart.

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat
You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City

In case there was any doubt about Ortiz’s first-inning four-bagger, the designated hitter sent a souvenir to the right field stands to lead off the fourth inning for an encore.

Clay Buchholz weathered a rocky first inning. He allowed leadoff batter and Rookie of the Year candidate Austin Jackson to reach on a free pass and allowed a two-run single off Boesch’s bat for a run to score. The starter collected his bearings as the innings wore on, allowing no other runners to score and three hits in total. Buchholz’s five walks outnumbered his three strikeouts, so his pitching repertoire, including his mid-90s heater, could be labeled as effectively wild.

Movin’ fast, doin’ 95
Hit top speed but I'm still movin’ much too slow
I feel so good, I'm so alive
I hear my song playin’ on the radio
It goes

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat

In Boston, no longer will comebacks in seven-game series be solely associated with the 2004 Red Sox. The Bruins allowed a 3-0 goal lead in Game 7 evaporate just as they had squandered a 3-0 game lead in the series. The collapse could be traced to the injury of David Krejci in Game 3, but they were so close to victory that there is no single point of failure. They faced the challenge of their careers and fell short.

Twelve o’clock, I gotta rock
There’s a truck ahead, lights starin’ at my eyes
Oh my God, no time to turn
I got to laugh ’cause I know I’m gonna die
Game 36: May 14, 2010
WinRed Sox
7W: Clay Buchholz (4-3)
2B: Kevin Youkilis (10)
HR: Dustin Pedroia (8), David Ortiz – 2 (6), Bill Hall (2)
2L: Max Scherzer (1-4)
No extra base hits

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