Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago White Sox, 1-0

The utter improbability (absurdity?) of career minor leaguer Kason Gabbard, with major relief from Mike Timlin, muting the mighty bats of the Chicago White Sox in a 1-0 shutout last night was trumped by the news that Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon apparently does not have a major injury to his right shoulder, though it remains uncertain whether Papelbon will pitch again this season.

The Red Sox announced in midgame that Papelbon had a ``transient subluxation event in ...

One night it's Julian Tavarez, the reliever turned emergency starter. The next, it's Kason Gabbard, a lefthander who began the season in Double A, had lost all three big-league decisions attached to his name, and had been regularly lit up when sent back to Triple A Pawtucket (1-7, 5.23 ERA).

What in the name of Ozzie is going on around here?

``The kid [Gabbard] had a good night," said Ozzie Guillen, the manager of the defending world champions, who have unexpectedly ...