Boston Red Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 8-7

The panic set in early.

No need to wait until the fourth inning when the implosion could come in the first. And that was why no one in Japan (or in a certain section of the Fenway Park press box) really seemed to care about the four hits from Wily Mo Peña, or the scoreless relief from the Red Sox bullpen, or the eighth-inning solo home run by the suddenly superlative Manny Ramírez that finally won the game for the Sox, 8-7, in front of a thoroughly patient 37,216 at Fenway...