Chris Tillman already has more wins in 2012 than the combined total over his first three years in the big leagues.
The Tampa Bay Rays are slipping out of playoff contention and tempers are getting a little short as Red Sox win.
Kevin Millwood pitched six stingy innings to win for the first time in 51/2 weeks and the Seattle Mariners beat the staggering Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night, handing Boston its eighth defeat in nine games.
Solid pitching, hitting and defense gave Boston a 9-2 win over the powerful Texas Rangers.
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder homered on consecutive pitches to cap a five-run fifth inning Wednesday night, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 to avoid a three-game sweep.