Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 11-9

Relieved and exhilarated -- but mostly relieved -- Jonathan Papelbon punctuated his postgame fist pump with a pointed finger at Mike Lowell.

And then a hug. Because, even if he hadn't hit a first-inning grand slam in an eventual 11-9 win over the Orioles yesterday, Lowell seemed to deserve the praise just for making the final out of the 3-hour-41-minute game and preserving Papelbon's save.

``No. 31's been a tough one for me to get," said Papelbon, who had blown two save...