Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 9-6

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was apparent before last night's game in the Red Sox clubhouse that the team was gripped with the same anxiety that had seized many of its followers.

Julio Lugo was at the controls of a toy helicopter that hovered gingerly in midair until Wily Mo Pena whipped off a towel and swatted it down. Alex Cora reached into David Ortiz's locker and pulled out Big Papi's latest purchase, a blazer adorned with the spangled face of a bearded man with flaming ey...