Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 6-3

The lyric little bandbox played like Yankee Stadium -- like the pre-renovation Yankee Stadium -- for most of 18 innings here at Fenway yesterday afternoon and evening.

Just ask David Ortiz, Doug Mirabelli, and Kevin Millar, all of whom put explosive swings on balls that probably would have left the park under more benign circumstances.

"It was a weird day," manager Terry Francona surmised. "The park played so big, except right there."

"Right there" was the top of the...