Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-4

SEATTLE -- It went 11 innings, not 15 rounds, but you would never know from looking at the flushed, puffy-eyed face of Red Sox manager Terry Francona, whose voice was reduced to a scratchy rasp, the kind of sound that comes out of a man who has taken one too many blows to the solar plexus.

This one -- an 8-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners on an 11th-inning grand slam off Sox reliever Curtis Leskanic by Bret Boone, playing for the only team in the major leagues that hadn't...

SEATTLE -- The new tattoo is on Gabe Kapler's giant, muscular left calf. It's a view of the San Fernando Valley coming up the 405 from Los Angeles. It's got buildings and mountains bathed in bright sunshine. It's the peaceful, optimistic calf, and it's still healing because he had the tattoo done during the All-Star break.

The old tattoo is on Kapler's giant, muscular right calf and it's got dark clouds, lightning, and rain. Very ominous. It symbolizes the struggles one...