Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-3

Mike Myers had faced David Ortiz just twice (0 for 2) before their eighth-inning encounter last night, when the Red Sox' impregnable DH came to bat with his team ahead of the Yankees by one run and two runners aboard.

''I faced him when he was a good hitter, not a great hitter," Myers said in advance of the at-bat.

When Ortiz dug in on this cold (46 degrees) and windy (16 miles per hour, blowing in) evening, the Sox and Yankees had combined for seven runs on 13 hits,...

Any skilled professional can catch Curt Schilling or Josh Beckett. But is Doug Mirabelli the only man on this planet who can catch Tim Wakefield?

We know this much: He did it with aplomb for 4 1/2 years, and the five games Wakefield had thrown in his absence this season were terrifying exercises in knuckleball stoppage. Josh Bard was en route to establishing passed ball records that might have endured for centuries, and so the Red Sox did the only thing they could. They...