New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 13-5

NEW YORK -- Ex-major league pitcher Bob Tewksbury insists he was summoned for one reason, and one reason only: to pitch batting practice, because manager Terry Francona needed a fresh arm.

Just because Tewksbury is the organization's sports psychology coach doesn't mean the Red Sox, who already have performance-enhancement man Don Kalkstein, were loading up on mental-health specialists. They might think about setting up a hotline, however, for their fans, many of whom g...

NEW YORK -- When Josh Beckett walked off the mound last evening, the sky was still a soft blue, the lingering sun illuminating the Bronx courthouse that looms beyond Yankee Stadium in right-center. It was 8:04 p.m., and the 26-year-old pitcher's night was done before night had fallen.

``It goes back to the same thing: Unexecuted pitches get hit hard," said Beckett, who has come to sound like a broken record and is in the process of breaking a personal record for homers ...