Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 4-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox lifted off into the Florida sky last night bound for Logan Airport and the brief ride to Fenway Park, where visitors would be awaiting their return.

There may have been fans on hand, but the only guarantee was an assemblage of medical personnel, headed by Dr. Thomas Gill, who planned to be at the yard for late-night evaluations of pitcher Matt Clement, who was released from the hospital yesterday, and right fielder Trot Nixon, who est...