New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

NEW YORK -- One win. One measly win.

That's all the Red Sox figured they needed last night to free them from their prison of pain.

Then an instant classic got in the way.

"You had to see it to believe it," said Manny Ramirez, whose solo shot off Tanyon Sturtze in the top of the 13th inning appeared to deliver the Sox from their most distressing tailspin of the season before disaster struck.

Desperately searching for a way to reverse their spiraling fortunes, the S...

NEW YORK -- It's true. The Red Sox really are put on this earth to torture and test the faith of their fans.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more hideous, the Sox did it again last night. With a bad moon risin' over the Bronx, they blew a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 13th when the Yankees had two outs and no one on base. Three straight hits by Ruben Sierra, Miguel Cairo, and ex-Sox John Flaherty made a loser of journeyman Curtis Leskanic.

It looked as if T...