New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

If Dave Mellor, keeper of the greensward at Fenway Park, could have found a way that would not have torn up his precious turf, it would have been fitting for the 36,533 fans present last night to emulate the pregame ritual observed by the bullpens of the Red Sox and Yankees.

Sox relievers formed a receiving line for Curt Schilling as he finished his warm-ups and emerged from the pen, offering high-fives and encouragement as he headed for his evening appointment with Rog...