Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 9-0

SEATTLE -- Former Red Sox righthander Carl Mays died in 1971, the year Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, and Bill Mueller were born.

When Mays died, Manny Ramirez was but a twinkle in his parents' eyes. And Bronson Arroyo's parents had yet to fall in love.

So forgive the Sox if they failed to honor Mays last night on the 86th anniversary of his three-hitter against the Cubs that clinched the franchise's last world championship. The fact is, the Sox had better things to do, ...