Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wily Mo Peña, who followed Mike Lowell's second home run of the season in the ninth inning yesterday by hitting his third, pointed into the stands behind home plate at Tropicana Field as he returned to the dugout.

He said he was gesturing to his youngest sister, Leonida, 21, who this weekend saw her big brother play in the big leagues for the first time. Peña's mother, older brother, and other sister already had come from the Dominican Republic to s...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Trot Nixon summoned the name of a long-forgotten character from a '50s kids' TV show to describe what it was like last season, when the Yankees and Red Sox opened the season against each other, resumed play after the All-Star break by playing each other, then met again on the final weekend of the season.

''That made it kind of Rootie Kazootie," Nixon said yesterday.

This time, the schedulemakers waited a month before convening the renewal of t...