Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Unlike Lou Piniella, who grabbed the chance to come home even if it added 10 years of worry lines to his visage, David Wells never contemplated pitching for the Devil Rays, even though he owns a $4 million home in the neighborhood (Safety Harbor) that he only recently put up for sale.

''I knew I didn't want to ride out my career with a team that flat-out [stinks]," Wells wrote in his literary opus ''Perfect I'm Not," which deserves a spot on a So...