Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-4

The best pitchers figure out a way to climb out of the holes they dig, but Red Sox reliever Matt Mantei last night fell into a hole behind third base that ultimately was too steep to scale.

"A freak thing," said the righthander, following his abbreviated appearance in last night's 8-4 loss to the Orioles at Fenway Park. "I turned my ankle, and since it's my landing [left] foot, we figured, why rush it? A tighter game, I might have stayed in there, but we figured it was ...

David Wells walked back into the Red Sox clubhouse at 11:02 last night, his visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center having lasted about as long as his appearance at Fenway Park.

The 41-year-old lefthander walked with a rather unavoidable limp, exacerbated by the boot that concealed his right foot and lower half of his leg. Wells didn't say anything. When called twice by name by a media member, he didn't so much as turn. Instead, he walked into a back room, then we...