Boston Red Sox defeat Atlanta Braves, 5-2

If they were cars, John Smoltz would have been the gas-guzzling SUV while Matt Clement would have been the economical, efficient, precision driving machine.

Smoltz couldn't get out of the fifth inning yesterday because his pitch count rose to 112 after allowing the Red Sox two runs in the inning. Clement limited the Braves to two runs on four hits in the Sox' first complete game of the season, a 5-2 win over Atlanta at Fenway Park.

In 4 1/3 more innings, Clement thre...

The frustrations of Edgar Renteria continued yesterday as the Red Sox beat the Braves, 5-2, in the final game of their weekend series at Fenway Park.

Everybody in the lineup got a hit -- except Renteria, who went 0 for 4 and saw his average drop to .239.

Renteria was 1 for 13 for the brief homestand. But the boos were louder and more frequent.

He left seven runners on base Friday night, and went 1 for 5 with two errors before being ejected Saturday night. No matte...