Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-0

The way things had gone around the Fens during this longest of homestands, who was betting against rusty, dusty Roberto Petagine thwacking a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth last night?

Surely, the Red Sox weren't going to be shut out at home by a bunch of disoriented Left Coasters who call two cities home.

But they were, as starter Paul Byrd (11-9) and relievers Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez combined to baffle and blind their hosts, 3-0, as the Angels ended...

Scot Shields got a second chance, and he took advantage of it.

The Angels relief pitcher had been the goat Tuesday night, when he surrendered a monstrous walkoff home run to David Ortiz with one out in the ninth as the Red Sox beat Los Angeles, 3-2. Last night, Shields found himself facing Ortiz with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth, and this time the pitcher won, getting the slugger on a called third strike, with the count, 3 and 2. Although the Sox left the...