Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-5

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after a closed-door meeting with Manny Ramírez yesterday that ``there's a chance" Ramírez, who has been diagnosed with patellar tendinitis in his right knee, will not play the rest of the season.

``He wants to play," Francona said before the Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5, last night, ``but he can't."

Francona said he had spoken with Thomas Gill, the team's medical director, before determining that Ramírez would b...