Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-2

NEW YORK -- This will go down as a 2-4 road trip, but, as David Ortiz's two home runs made Yankee Stadium feel like the youth field across the street, as Edgar Renteria delivered a homer among four hits, and as David Wells held the Yankees scoreless between the second and eighth innings last night, this felt like the most productive week of the Red Sox season.

The Sox romped past the Yankees, 7-2, last night, for a two-day total of Boston 24, New York 3. In winning two ...

NEW YORK -- After being swept in Toronto and arriving in New York looking like a team on the ropes, the Red Sox may have jump-started their season with the help of Yankees.

Last year, many believed the Jason Varitek-Alex Rodriguez fight was the spark that ignited the Red Sox on their way to the World Series title. Will the 24 runs and 41 hits over the last two games be the event fans point to as Boston's catalyst this year?

''I'm not sure we jump-started anybody, " s...