Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-3

He had cranked two doubles and a home run off Tim Wakefield last night, but Miguel Tejada still insisted after Baltimore's 9-3 win over the Red Sox that his flammable bat was a result of luck.

''No, I never feel comfortable against him," said Tejada (4 for 5, 3 runs, 1 RBI), who added a ninth-inning ground-rule double off Matt Mantei to record four extra-base hits in one game for the second time in his career (the first came against Toronto Aug. 22, 2004, when he also h...

If Red Sox manager Terry Francona is tired today, we'll know what kept him up.

You can't say the decision to pull catcher Jason Varitek after six innings in last night's 9-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park cost the Sox a game, but it didn't look good when Kelly Shoppach, not Varitek, came up in the seventh with the Orioles up, 7-3, and the bases loaded.

Shoppach grounded out weakly to second base to end the inning, during which the Sox had scored three r...