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No mistaking Red Sox's approach

Get through Verlander and into Tigers' bullpen, which couldn't cut it in Game 2

Updated: October 15, 2013, 2:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

DETROIT -- Some things should be so obvious that they don't need to be said. Sorry, Jim Leyland, as stand-up guys go, you're Cooperstown material, but do you really expect us to buy it's your fault that Joaquin Benoit gave up a grand slam to David Ortiz in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series because you forgot to remind him not to give Big Papi a good pitch to hit?

That's how the Detroit Tigers manager was trying to spin it Monday.

"Last night, I made a mistake that ...

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