Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 7-6

The Red Sox could not bring Alex Rodriguez all the way back to earth last night.

These days, no one can.

But they undressed another Yankee demigod, closer Mariano Rivera, in stunning fashion, scoring five runs in the bottom of the eighth to overcome a four-run deficit, then held their collective breath while watching Hideki Okajima, the stand-in for closer Jonathan Papelbon, solve A-Rod and save a 7-6 win before a delirious crowd of 36,786 in Fenway Park.

"Alex came ...