Boston Red Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 8-3

OAKLAND -- Amid the stormy gloom in Gotham, the rain-idled Yankees last night had plenty of time to gather in front of their televisions and watch the Red Sox Express roar toward them. The national telecast might have been enough to send a jittery Boss Steinbrenner searching his Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for some "Little Engine That Could" metaphor.

Make no mistake. If the Sox continue playing like they did in their three-game massacre against the American League W...