Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 3-2

Forget the Yankees, Angels, A's, Twins, and anyone else you might think stands in the way.

Last night was all about the Red Sox regaining their footing, finding their way, the baseball equivalent of Alan Greenspan saying something that stabilizes the dollar.

Curt Schilling was The Stabilizer. On a night when nothing short of transcendent would suffice, Schilling was more than up to the task. The fact that he got a no-decision, instead of his richly deserved 21st win, is...

He was deprived of a win by a bookkeeping necessity. But anyone who witnessed the 3-2 Red Sox triumph knows how superb the big righthander was in this extremely important game, and who was the true "winning" pitcher in this sensational contest. Losers of three straight, playing a team that has mystified them this season, and facing a certified Red Sox killer in Rodrigo Lopez, the Olde Towne Team needed Schilling's A game.

What they got was his A-plus game. Jerry Remy sa...