After Saturday night, it appears Uehara stands alone. And he's hurt (sore right wrist).
Tazawa blew his third straight save and absorbed his second consecutive loss after Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a two-run home run in the seventh, lifting Detroit to a 7-6 win over the Red Sox before 42,098 in Comerica Park.
Martinez's home run was the first allowed by Tazawa since May 1 in Fenway Park, when he was beaten by Alex Rodriguez's 660th home run, which A-Rod hit on a 3-0 pitch, and the fourth he has given up this season.
Tazawa had not pitched since last Sunday in Fenway Park, when doubles by Evan Longoria and Asdrubal Cabrera and a bloop single by James Loney led to a 4-3 Red Sox defeat. Before Saturday's game, manager John Farrell spoke about his desire to manage Tazawa's heavy workload for the balance of the season.
But after Sox starter Wade Miley gave up a two-run home run to Rajai Davis in the fifth and was tagged for three more runs in the sixth, Farrell turned to Tazawa, who retired the first two batters of the seventh before giving up a single to Ian Kinsler.
Martinez, the former Red Sox first baseman and catcher, then lofted a drive deep into the right-field seats for his ninth home run.
Martinez's home run negated a big night for David Ortiz, who doubled and scored in the second, hit his second home run in two nights here in the sixth, then hit a two-run single in the seventh that gave the Sox a 6-5 lead.