Boston Red Sox defeat Cincinnati Reds, 10-3

He has been around for seven major league seasons, but that doesn't exempt Matt Clement from allowing the stench of a sour outing to linger.

His only true stinker in his Red Sox career was last Tuesday in St. Louis, when he coughed up 7 runs and 7 hits in 4 innings and served up two home run balls.

No one needed to tell Clement it came at a bad time. He was part of the problem on a dismal 2-4 road trip against the Cardinals and Cubs that spurred talk of the Sox lacki...

Jason Varitek had one of those whirlwind days. The nice kind.

The Red Sox didn't return from Chicago until 2:45 a.m., and Varitek went straight from the airport to the hospital, where his wife Karen gave birth to a daughter, Caroline Morgan Varitek, at 4:04 a.m.

''I made it," Varitek said. ''It was a fast day but a fruitful day."

He obviously got enough sleep to effectively catch Matt Clement, who pitched eight innings in a 10-3 victory over the Reds.

''He was ...