New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 11-3

NEW YORK -- Pop the hood.

Check the throttle. Heck, launch a complete, trouble-shooting computer scan.

Something is wrong. Maybe not wrong enough to warrant a call to the scrap dealer. But worrisome enough that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein may have inched just a bit closer last night to deciding to "make changes for change's sake" and consider rebuilding his team's engine.

Betrayed yet again by a defense that has given away runs like so many auto rebates, the...

NEW YORK -- It's not even July yet, so how come it feels so much like October?

The rational part of me wants to tell citizens of Red Sox Nation to remain calm. Last night's ugly 11-3 loss to the Yankees in the Bronx was only one game and the Sox are still 6-2 against these guys this year. The pitching matchups favor the Sox tonight and tomorrow, and we're not even halfway through the season yet.

On the other hand, the Yankees were 4 1/2 games behind the Red Sox on th...