Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 7-2

BALTIMORE -- Boredom -- a sweet respite from roster moves, surgery and controversial comments -- overwhelmed the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday, extending from their spacious home in the visitors' quarters to the Camden Yards field.

It was normal, nothing more. No one joined the team; no one left. And, at the end of a nearly perfect night in Baltimore, there was simply a win.

That was perhaps, just what they needed.

Bronson Arroyo allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings in a ...