Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-3

NEW YORK -- It felt manufactured, made for TV, an exploitation of baseball's best feud, the idea of the Red Sox beginning the 2005 season in Yankee Stadium.

But if something meaningful is to happen to this team, as it did yet again yesterday afternoon, should it occur anywhere else?

With their manager hospitalized because of chest pains, and the Yankees ahead, 3-2, after eight innings, the Sox sent 10 men to the plate in the ninth, batting around against Mariano Rive...

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter wouldn't look at him until after he'd gotten to second base.

"I've known Jeter for a long time," said Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin. "I never played with him, but he's a class guy. He knows I don't head hunt. Obviously, I didn't do it on purpose."

Timlin was talking about the eighth-inning pitch that put the Yankees shortstop in the hospital yesterday afternoon, a fastball that got away and struck Jeter in the left shoulder and deflected off th...