Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-2

Red Sox fan and Brookline native Conan O'Brien was in the on-deck circle by the time last night's game lurched into the bottom of the ninth, rain having delayed the start until 9:01.

But a half-hour after midnight, the Sox needed a home run, not a one-liner. Instead, on a night they managed only singles -- 11 of them -- they went down quietly, 4-2, to the Chicago White Sox, who tweaked both of Boston's Japanese pitchers, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima, in sending ...