New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-1

NEW YORK -- He brought this on himself; the mocking, the demeaning (albeit clever) signs, the pressure of finding himself enclosed in a ballpark brimming with 56,136 hostile fans clad in blue, fervently hoping he'd fall flat on his face.

That did not happen to Pedro Martinez last night at Yankee Stadium. He is too proud and too stubborn and too good for that. He did not wilt under the extra scrutiny he heaped on himself Sept. 24, when New York got the better of him in a...

NEW YORK - Maybe it will seem just mere whistling in the Bronx, these pledges by manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein even before Boston's 3-1 loss in Game 2 that the Red Sox would somehow find a way to overcome the possible loss of Curt Schilling for the rest of this American League Championship Series because of a torn tendon in his right ankle.

With Jon Lieber doing a passable impression of Mike Mussina, holding the Sox to three hits and a run thro...

The extent of Red Sox ace Curt Schilling's ankle injury virtually guarantees that he will not be in top form until surgeons repair his damaged right ankle after the season, according to medical experts.

The Red Sox yesterday said they would seek to get Schilling into shape to start a possible Game 5 against the Yankees Sunday with the assistance of an ankle brace and painkillers. But orthopedists interviewed by the Globe said a brace could not adequately replace the tor...