Boston Red Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 7-3

Eric Gagné paused, with his head rocked backward toward the scoreboard.

Confused? Quite likely. While he had done nothing to cause it, a giant cheer had just gone up in Fenway Park last night, rippling through the 36,708 in the stands, prompting an age-old chant. From inside the scoreboard, a "6" had replaced the "1" next to Tampa Bay.

The Devil Rays had taken the lead on the Yankees by a run. And life, for the Red Sox fans populating the park, could not get much better...