1. Aceves blows three run lead to Tigers: Sets the tone for the season. Tigers were favored and winning this game would show that the Sox could hang with anyone.
2. Sox lose in 17 innings: Valentine plays checkers, Showalter plays chess.
3. Sox blow two six run leads in three days, including one game in which they blow lead three times: Sox pitch to the score. The wrong one.
4. Sox lose to A's 20-2: Nuff ced'