Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 7-6

The axiom major leaguers live by is keep your highs low and your lows high, but that was hard to do as the Red Sox came back to beat the Royals, 7-6, on a walk-off, pinch-hit double by Jason Varitek last night at Fenway Park.

After Tim Wakefield had gutted out eight innings and had allowed four earned runs, Sox batters chipped away at a 6-2 deficit to win their first home game after a not-so-pretty road trip through Texas and Cleveland.

The game ended in a magical ni...

This one resembled some of the Red Sox' games of a year ago. The late-inning rally. Snatching victory when it appeared they were done.

Last night they trailed, 6-2, then, 6-4, before tying it in the ninth inning on Mark Bellhorn's two-run homer. They won it when pinch hitter Jason Varitek sent a liner into the right-field corner off righthanded reliever Scott Sullivan and by the time Kansas City right fielder Juan Gonzalez had tracked it down and thrown it in, Manny Ram...