New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-6

A pitching duel this was not, despite the fact that the two men who started last night are making a combined $25.5 million this season ($9.825 million of that going to Matt Clement). Of course, those aren't the only big numbers associated with Clement and Randy Johnson these days. Both entered with obese ERAs -- Clement at 5.36, Johnson at 5.62 -- and both struggled, lasting a combined 9 1/3 innings and allowing a combined 13 runs on 18 hits. But Johnson struggled less and...

Theo Epstein, the boyish-looking Yale graduate who steered the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series championship in 86 years, is no longer a free agent, so to speak.

The general manager of the Red Sox and man-about-town staple of the city's gossip pages has sent an e-mail to friends announcing that he is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Marie Whitney, according to friends who received the private missive.

There was evident buzz surrounding the happy couple l...