It's been nearly two months since the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox opened the season against each other.
They both still have identical records, although neither team is bragging.
The Tigers, who swept that opening series, are coming off another sweep heading into Monday's opener of a four-game set against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Boston was hoping for improvement in manager Bobby Valentine's first season after missing out on a playoff spot in 2011, due to a 7-20 collapse down the stretch. Detroit won 95 games a season ago, advanced to the AL championship series and - after adding slugger Prince Fielder in the offseason - entered 2012 as a clear favorite for another division crown.
These teams, however, are currently both below .500 at 23-24. The Red Sox are last in the powerful AL East and the Tigers occupy third place in the Central.
Detroit comes to Fenway with more momentum after sweeping three games in Minnesota. Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer with one out in the n...