Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4

David Wells lay writhing in pain, on his back near the mound, sweat pouring down his head.

The oldest pitcher to ever start a game for the Red Sox, Wells, a 43-year-old lefthander with 227 wins under his belt, felt every year of it in his first game back after a lengthy stay on the disabled list with a right knee sprain.

And as fate would have it last night, in a game the Sox went on to win, 8-4, Travis Lee stroked a line drive off Wells's right kneecap in the top of...