Manny, Big Papi Go Back-to-Back as Sox Roll 5-0

Wakefield stymies punchless Tigers over eight innings
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 10:09 PM CDT
Manny, Big Papi Go Back-to-Back as Sox Roll 5-0
Boston Red Sox's Manny Ramirez singles against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, May 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tim Wakefield only allowed two hits in eight shutout innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez also hit back-to-back homers on successive pitches in Boston's fifth straight win and seventh in the last eight games.

Detroit, which was shut out for the fifth time this season, has lost five straight. Wakefield's knuckler was in classic form as it befuddled the Tigers all night long as he improved his record to 3-1, with his first win since April 20. He had a season-high six strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. (More MLB stories.)

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