Boston Red Sox defeat Washington Nationals, 11-3

Had he not caught the statistic on a clubhouse TV last night, Tim Wakefield never would have known or cared that in his eight losses this season, the Red Sox have scored a total of six runs while he was in the game.

Last night, after he'd worked six innings of one-run baseball, he could smile at such a numerical anomaly, because his offense had piled up that many runs in the second inning alone, coasting to a season-high 17 hits and an 11-3 beating of the Nationals before ...