Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 6-3

NEW YORK -- David Murphy led off the first game of yesterday's day-night doubleheader by slamming a Jaret Wright fastball into the right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium for his first major league home run.

Tall, lanky, and with a sweet swing, Murphy, the Red Sox' first selection in the 2003 draft, had waited a long time for this.

In the nightcap, he attempted a diving catch of Jorge Posada's sinking liner to the left-field corner in the sixth inning, allowing a pair o...

NEW YORK -- The party invitations do not have an expiration date. Sooner than later, the Yankees will have their celebration, just as they have in each of the previous eight seasons, and only the place and time remain to be determined.

But at least the Red Sox won't have to serve as reluctant witnesses to the festivities. They gave themselves an out by beating the Yankees, 6-3, yesterday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader, then rallied from two runs behind to...