Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 9-4

There was a flight to Chicago to catch yesterday afternoon, but surely that could wait for a few Red Sox to pause on their way out of the clubhouse for a photo with a visitor named Christie Brinkley.

''Best place to play," noted Johnny Damon, who looked on as a grinning Kevin Millar posed with the model.

Told he couldn't possibly leave a place like this come the offseason, Damon said it wasn't inconceivable that his next destination could be beyond his control.


Nixon didn't start for the second consecutive game but did pinch hit and walked in the eighth inning of yesterday's 9-4 win over the Devil Rays. Tuesday night, Nixon also pinch hit in the eighth and struck out, but didn't play the field in the ninth. Instead, Adam Hyzdu replaced Nixon and played right field.

Nixon's knee has been a source of concern all season, and he's begun using extra padding in his clubhouse chair, suggesting that his back might be giving him diffic...