New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-7

It's that time of year.

Jason Varitek walked into the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday and stopped cold.

"I looked at the lineup," he said, "and thought I got traded."

Wrong. It's just that Varitek had grown accustomed to finding his name fifth in the order or lower. On further investigation, he found himself batting second as the Sox tried to boost their production at the top of the lineup while a weary Mark Bellhorn was held out of the starting lineup (Bellhorn and Trot...