Boston Red Sox defeat Cincinnati Reds, 7-0

It was David Wells's night, but the bonus for the Red Sox is that the Keith Foulke who resurfaced last night after barely pitching for a week bore a strong resemblance to the Keith Foulke who owned last October.

Funny how three days -- three well-pitched games by Sox starters, home runs in all three by Manny Ramirez, and last night a dominating ninth inning by Foulke (11 pitches, 10 strikes) -- can make a off-and-on team look like a club that will blow by Baltimore befo...

The temperature was 37 degrees cooler (54) than the night before. The wind was swirling, but mostly blowing in.

Fenway Park, in the words of Terry Francona, ''played big."

That perfectly suited David Wells, who came up big, combining with Mike Timlin and Keith Foulke on a one-hit 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds last night.

In the big picture, the win extended a streak of very good starting pitching to three games. That coincides with general manager Theo Epstei...