Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 5-3

NEW YORK -- When Mark Loretta came to bat in the seventh last night against Kyle Farnsworth, the Yankees' sixth pitcher in a game managed like this was October, the Red Sox had two men on and two outs.

They'd left 13 runners on base, and were in danger of threatening the major league record of 20, established by the Yankees against the Red Sox 50 years ago (Sept. 21, 1956).

The second baseman, down to .207 recently, hit a hard two-hopper to shortstop Derek Jeter's right...

NEW YORK -- As much as any fan who waits in line in the outer reaches of Yankee Stadium for a glimpse of Monument Park, David Wells appreciates what he sees out there, especially in the plaque that honors Babe Ruth.

''I went out there [Wednesday] before my bullpen, and just stood there and smiled at him," Wells said.

Wells has reason to smile these days, feeling he's closer to pitching. He's made just one start, a four-inning disaster April 12 vs. Toronto, but he is ...