Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-4

It was a dark and stormy night by the time a second set of 34,000 filed out of Fenway Park last night.

A split-admission Mother's Day doubleheader -- featuring more weather brought to you by Edgar Allan Poe -- had produced one win, one loss, and two debuts by Red Sox pitchers.

Twenty-one-year-old Cla Meredith, just three days removed from Double A ball, was roughed up in his first big league appearance and some of the nattering natives no doubt wondered what the kid was...

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...