Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 8-4

A year ago almost to the day, the Red Sox lost a day-night doubleheader to the Yankees, the start of a five-game Boston massacre redux that rendered the rest of the season meaningless.

With a six-run first inning in yesterday's 8-4 win over the Angels in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader, the Sox served notice that the last six weeks of this season should be worth sticking around for, for everyone. That includes Manny Ramírez, whose tiebreaking double in the eighth inn...