Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- About 10 minutes before last night's game a fan in the second deck of Tropicana Field yelled, ``That knee looks fine, Manny.

Let's go."

Despite the pleas of that fan and of Major League Baseball, it still appears Manny Ramírez, who received more fan votes than any other player in the American League, will not be in Pittsburgh for Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona has indicated in several conversations over the last ...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As Carl Crawford raced toward home plate, with Jorge Cantu at bat and Jason Johnson coming out of his windup, a most alarming thought entered his mind: ``Cantu, he's aggressive at the plate. I better get in there quick before something bad happens."

Crawford, so quick, nearly beat Johnson's pitch to the plate. In fact, he covered the requisite 90 feet so rapidly that he nearly ran into another alarming possibility that his teammates later made hi...