The Sox lost again in Detroit as Josh Beckett was roughed up.
Dan Shaughnessy writes that Beckett did little to atone for last year.
Nick Cafardo writes that the Tigers are loaded with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.
It has been a slow start for Kevin Youkilis writes Mike Vega.
The notebook has Clay Buchholz eager to return to the mound after missing much of 2011.
In the Sunday Baseball Notes, Nick looks at how last season's collapse should motivate the Red Sox.
In the Globe magazine, Sunday Baseball Notes, Leigh Montville writes about how baseball players try and get in shape. Or not.