Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 3-2

The plaque had been tucked away in Larry Lucchino's office for about a month, a gift to be given, the date of receipt to be determined.

Designed by Sox vice chairman Phil Morse, it was made of wood, featuring the Red Sox emblem and the following inscription:

''David Ortiz #34 The Greatest Clutch Hitter in the History of the Boston Red Sox."

''The truth of it was apparent a while back," Sox principal owner John W. Henry explained in an email just after 11 last night. ...