Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 6-3

SEATTLE -- It's one of those shared bits of folk wisdom that carries as much currency on Tobacco Road as it does in the Back Bay: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Which is why a lot of people might have been scratching their heads last night about Terry Francona's decision to reshuffle the Red Sox lineup, even though the Sox began the night tied with the Yankees as the highest-scoring team in the majors.

But before anyone could accuse Francona of change for change's sak...