Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 10-4

The bad news came in gale-force waves for the Red Sox yesterday, and whatever legerdemain Theo Epstein is able to pull off before today's 4 p.m. trading deadline may not be enough to soften all the blows after a night the Sox went down, 10-4, to the Los Angeles Angels.

A day that began with news that the Yankees had tapped into George Steinbrenner's vault to acquire Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu and pitcher Cory Lidle, eliciting an anguished reaction from David Ortiz ...