Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 6-4

There are easier ways to grow up than in a pennant race, although Craig Hansen will never know it.

The kid who went to school on Utopia Parkway, then did not pass ``Go" on his way from St. John's University to the big leagues, has taken more than his share of hits in this, his first full summer on Yawkey Way.

But last night, when the Red Sox demanded of him poise and maturity beyond his 22 years, Hansen responded in a way that suggested he can stand and deliver, hold...

The Red Sox, who have been casting about for a lefthanded hitter for some time, last night came to terms on a deal with Carlos Peña, the Haverhill native and former Northeastern star who has spent the summer in the minor leagues.

Peña, who is expected to report today to Triple A Pawtucket, was released by Detroit in March and signed with the Yankees April 15. Peña was leading the Columbus Clippers, the Yankees' Triple A affiliate, in home runs (19) and RBIs (66) while b...