Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-0

BALTIMORE -- Signs of David Wells had abounded -- the heavy metal and the expletives, the humor and the honesty -- but not until last night did the real David Wells, the guy the Red Sox thought they signed, show up.

The moment occurred in the dugout following a somewhat labor-intensive sixth inning. The skipper wanted to check on Wells, and the 41-year-old wasn't having it. Wells told Terry Francona he was just fine.

"He said, `You sure?' " Wells said later. "I just ...