Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1

Embedded New York reporters, in number and in tone, have overtaken postgame press conferences in Fenway Park's red brick interview room.

When the 35,476 inside the yard rose and roared in solidarity in the bottom of the sixth inning last night, with David Ortiz about to be announced, they delivered an ovation equal to, if not greater than, anything that had cascaded through the stands to that point.

They cheered not for their MVP hopeful, but for an invisible hand behin...