Boston Red Sox defeat Cincinnati Reds, 6-1

If the Red Sox were baseball doctors they'd prescribe a tried-and-true remedy for all teams in a malaise: Play the Cincinnati Reds.

In sweeping the Reds, and outscoring them, 23-4, in three games, including last night's 6-1 win on a chilly night before 35,265 at Fenway Park, the Sox won their fourth straight, coinciding with four strong efforts by the starting rotation.

Last night's gem came courtesy of Bronson Arroyo, who desperately needed to get back on the winnin...

That booming voice of his -- as it tends to do around the Red Sox clubhouse -- preceded David Ortíz.

''Hey, Terry," said Ortíz as he made his way toward the manager's office before last night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. ''I've got a present for you."

In walked the slugger, clad in a DayGlo green polo and matching hat, carrying a life-size, grinning cardboard cut-out of himself hawking a new submarine sandwich called, ''The Big Papi." He placed the gift to the...