Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4

Once, in high school, as the tale goes, Joey Gathright was hanging around the parking lot waiting for a lift home and jumped over his football coach's car, just because he could.

Another time, showing off for his Tampa Bay teammates, the Tae Kwon Do blackbelt pulled off a roundhouse kick over the head of a man teammate Jonny Gomes estimated to be 6 feet 7 inches.

And yet, with about 40 feet of base line to decide what to do with two outs in the ninth inning yesterday, h...