Oakland Athletics defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

After landing in Oakland's bullpen after a year in the minors, recording 23 saves for a playoff contender, drawing comparisons to Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, and being named the 2005 American League Rookie of the Year, A's closer Huston Street, one would think, could relate to the success Jonathan Papelbon is enjoying this season.

``I don't really think I can," Street said. ``The year that he's having is second to none. I think that what he's been able to do on the ...

The first single, bounced off the Green Monster, made about as much of an impression on the venerable Wall as it elicited a peep from the remainder of the 36,141 at Fenway Park as the clock drew toward midnight. The second single, just past Mike Lowell at third, elicited more than a peep. That garnered boos, aimed at Julian Tavarez.

The win Sox fans assumed would come over the Oakland Athletics last night if they stayed long enough wasn't to be. Though David Ortiz, mast...