Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 4-3

With Jonathan Papelbon likely headed back to the starting rotation, with Mike Timlin showing his age over the last half of the season, with the youngsters yet to prove themselves as viable late-inning relievers, a vintage Keith Foulke would fill a gaping hole in the Red Sox bullpen in 2007.

Not hard to imagine, right? Foulke, circa 2004, when he could easily have been World Series MVP, coming out of the pen in the late going next season.

Except it's been two years. T...

Gracefully tagging out runners? Not exactly at the top of Julian Tavarez's list. But starting pitching? He's getting to be pretty good at that.

A month since he was inserted into the Red Sox' rotation on an emergency basis, Tavarez still hasn't recorded a loss, going 3-0 with a 4.01 ERA in six starts -- a full run lower than Josh Beckett's.

Tavarez (5-4) last night held the Baltimore Orioles to two runs over five innings in a 4-3 win in front of a half-empty Fenway c...