Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 10-1

To his everlasting credit, Jorge Posada somehow held onto the ball.

But as a symbol of the Red Sox' ferocious response to their late-inning meltdown the night before, nothing yesterday afternoon can eclipse the sixth-inning play of Eric Hinske, the former running back who starred for Menasha (Wis.) High School and let his football instincts take over when he lowered his left shoulder and leveled the Yankees catcher while trying to score on a grounder.

The 6-foot-2-inch,...