Boesch. Cabrera. Fielder. Young.
Plenty this season, those four Tigers will cause opposing pitchers to have migraines.
Not so far today against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester, however.
Boesch led off the fourth with a weak grounder to first, then Miguel Cabrera reached on a four-pitch walk (someday the Tigers will find some protection for him in the lineup … I kid, I kid).
Up stepped Prince Fielder, who took a mighty hack for strike two — if he had connected on that one, the ball might’ve ended up at the Renaissance Center. Then Lester froze him for strike three with a 92-mph fastball on the outside corner.
Delmon Young ended the inning with a foul pop to first base.
So far, the pitchers have the big edge here today at Comerica Park. Not a surprise, of course, considering the immense talent Lester and Verlander have.
Best pitching matchup in the majors today, without a doubt.
Due up for the Red Sox in the top of the fifth: Youkilis, Sweeney, Ross.