Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3

PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Lowell is, in a manner of speaking, causing trouble.

Except it's not the kind of trouble most people would have predicted for the former Marlins third baseman after his 2005 season. It's more along the lines of can't-take-him-out-of-the-lineup trouble. And, with the absence of the designated hitter in this weekend's interleague series against the Phillies, it has created a logjam at the corner infield positions.

Last night, Lowell submitted a 3-for-...

PHILADELPHIA -- As David Ortiz tells it, two of the little guys in the Red Sox dugout, Alex Cora and Alex Gonzalez, were pondering the magnitude of Ortiz's home run last night into the second deck of Citizens Bank Park, a ball that at one time appeared headed to the same spot -- a McDonald's sign on the facade of the third deck -- that Barry Bonds had reached with his 713th home run nearly two weeks ago.

''Alex Cora told Alex Gonzalez, 'David's ball, he almost got to Mc...