New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-6

Gabe Kapler, the utility outfielder adored by his former manager and ex-Red Sox teammates for his slingshot arm, versatility, and infectious disposition, will be in Fort Myers, Fla., today to begin working out in anticipation of his second tour of duty with the Red Sox, according to an industry source.

Sox GM Theo Epstein wouldn't confirm that Kapler is on the verge of rejoining the organization, perhaps because Kapler still has to clear waivers in Japan. However, a bas...

Curt Schilling's genre of choice has long been drama, and there last night, just after 10, was the ultimate stage. He, the hero, jogged out of the bullpen, flashbulbs lighting up the night, the delirious crowd standing, and the villainous Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriguez due up.

But, in two disturbingly forceful cuts, Sheffield and Rodriguez inserted a jarring dose of reality into Schilling's return engagement. The game was tied at 6-6, the inning was the ninth, and, w...