New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-5

Jonathan Papelbon has saved more games in a season than any Red Sox rookie ever, saved more games than Keith Foulke did in the World Series year, saved more games than anyone had a reasonable right to expect.

But when called upon last night to save a season -- the Red Sox one out away from stalling a relentless Yankee march toward October -- Papelbon came face to face with Derek Jeter.

Jeter claimed another victim, spoiling an otherwise sizzling performance by Papelb...

How could it get worse?

Here's how it could get worse. The Red Sox can't hold a 5-3 lead entering the eighth. Derek Jeter fists a two-out game-tying single to right in the ninth. The Red Sox can't score after getting the first two men on in the ninth. And Jason Giambi lines Craig Hansen's third pitch of the 10th into the Red Sox bullpen for his second home run, and fifth RBI, of the night. Two batters later, Jorge Posada smashes another Hansen offering around the Pesky ...