Minnesota Twins defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

It wasn't for a lack of trying.

While Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were given the night off by the Yankees, 20-game winner Josh Beckett threw 99 pitches for the Red Sox, David Ortiz reached base five times (nine straight times over two nights) and hit his 34th home run, Hideki Okajima resurfaced, and Manny Ramírez extended himself to seven innings before calling it a day.

But the only occasion anyone celebrated last night at Fenway Park was Johnny Pesky's 88th birthda...