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Closing time in Boston and Detroit

Updated: June 21, 2013, 2:40 PM ET

Both teams lead their respective divisions. Both have issues at the end of games. Yes, the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers -- two of the American League's foremost contenders in 2013 -- are undergoing a closer shuffle, with Andrew Bailey on Thursday blowing his second straight save (in a 4-3 loss to Detroit) and Detroit's Jose Valverde struggling to keep hold of manager Jim Leyland's confidence.

Both the Boston and Detroit managers have ordered change. Is this a good ...

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