The Red Sox and their starters have not allowed more than 3 runs in a game in the last 11 goes. The last time 12 such games happened in a row, it was 1915. In his last 19 or 20 (I can’t remember offhand) starts, Doubront has given up more than three earned exactly once (when he was buffeted by the Yankee bats), so that streak stands a decent chance of continuing, I’d say…then the Tigers come to town and that streak stands an excellent chance of ending if it doesn’t end today. So beat up this team one more time before the degree of difficulty rises for September. Rookie Rienzo is on the bump for the ivory Sox. Comment if you like that sort of thing.