Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-4

Derek Lowe wouldn't talk about drilling Carlos Delgado in the seventh inning of the Red Sox' 8-4 victory over the Blue Jays last night at Fenway Park.

Asked whether he was sending a message, Lowe remained silent, though he smiled. If he says something, he could be in trouble.

But it is part of the game. You protect your teammates. Everybody from the Monster seats to the standing-room-onlys knew it was coming after Delgado flattened nouveau second baseman Doug Mientki...

There are games in which players renew their vows as teammates, and last night's 8-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays was one of them. It may not have been as clear as it was in the Yankee-Red Sox brawl game back in late July, which produced an obvious bond.

This one was more subtle, but not lost on the participants.

It was a Red Sox team moment when a Gold Glove first baseman, Doug Mientkiewicz, was willing to play out of position at second base. A team moment whe...