Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 6-3

The position is enviable: four games up on New York, 24 to play, the closing three here on Yawkey Way against those damn Yankees, who upended Tampa Bay, 5-4, in the Stadium last night behind Jason Giambi's two-run homer in the eighth.

But David Ortiz can't help but think of what could have been.

''Seriously, we should be facing a better situation than what we are right now," Ortiz said, following last night's 6-3 defeat of the Angels in a game Los Angeles led, 3-0, a...