Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 7-2

Manager Terry Francona had to tear up his lineup card and start over before last night's 7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

In Francona's first version, he had Johnny Damon on the bench with a leg injury, and Edgar Renteria at shortstop, batting second. However, after Renteria tried to make some practice throws, the flossy infielder said his right index finger needed a night off.

Renteria took a pitch off the finger when he attempted to bunt in Detroit Thursday a...

There are nights when the Red Sox look like they can go 162-0. They mash the baseball, hitting it to all corners of old Fenway. They throw strikes and make enemy hitters look silly. They put the game out of reach early, taking all the suspense out of it long before "Sweet Caroline."

Last night was one of those nights. Papa Jack's Band routed the traditionally tough Jamie Moyer for six runs in 2 2/3 innings en route to a 7-2 victory over the Mariners on a night (48 degre...