New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-1

Sitting in the dugout, after an outing that was almost more than anyone could have asked of the 43-year-old pitcher, David Wells flung his cap in disgust, threw a towel, and stomped off into the tunnel.

It was an odd moment, full of the emotion that was expected but not seen, anticipated but not felt, on an indolent afternoon in which the Red Sox succumbed to the Yankees for the fifth time in four days. The 2-1 setback was a resigned loss in many ways -- the bone-weary ...

On Friday, while Cory Lidle's new team drubbed the Red Sox in both games of a day-night doubleheader, the righthander was in Southern California, home for the funeral of his 97-year-old grandmother.

But Lidle, who was placed on the bereavement list Aug. 17, knew what was going on a coast away. He watched Friday and Saturday's games on television and got ready for his first start against the Sox as a Yankee by throwing a bullpen session to his brother.

``You could see...