Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 10-9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There was the captain, next to his locker, the body that had cranked out a solo homer in the ninth and an RBI double in the 10th deservedly soaking in ice.

There was the right fielder, slumped in a blue leather recliner, either out of fatigue or pain, or both, a strained oblique muscle having abbreviated his night -- and, quite possibly, his season.

There was the manager, quickly downing his second plate of food -- one is entitled to seconds a...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement appeared to have escaped serious injury after being struck in the head by a line drive during the Sox' 10-9 win over the Devil Rays last night at Tropicana Field and taken to a nearby hospital.

''I have spoken with Matt and his doctors in Florida," Sox medical director Thomas Gill said in a statement read by team media coordinator Peter Chase. ''Matt himself never lost consciousness and is in good spirits. The results...