Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 8-1

CHICAGO -- Tim Wakefield didn't throw a complete game last night.

He played one.

The Sox righthander went to the Wrigley Field mound amid a brutal slide, having lost four consecutive starts, with the footnote an 8.86 ERA. The team, as a whole, was hemorrhaging runs, outscored, 37-19, in the five previous games, four of them losses, on this interleague swing.

But, on a humid Chicago night, with the wind in his face -- this sounds like some dopey lead-in to a movie sce...