Atlanta Braves defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-5

The frustration is mounting for Edgar Renteria.

Friday night, he left seven men on base. Last night, his weekend didn't get any better in the Red Sox' 7-5 loss to Atlanta, and the shortstop had left the clubhouse when media entered after the game.

Renteria mishandled a grounder from Rafael Furcal, the first batter of the game. He popped to short with two runners on in the third, and struck out with Johnny Damon aboard in the fifth. His throwing error in the sixth -- ...

Your eyes tell you playing baseball is a monumental struggle for Edgar Renteria and Manny Ramirez these days, but then you hear Red Sox captain Jason Varitek say Renteria is ''just about there," and you listen to manager Terry Francona's spin, that Ramirez's swings late in last night's 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves could be a sign of his renaissance.

Is it wishful thinking or are they seeing something the rest of us don't?

On a rainy night in a game delayed 30 minut...