Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 8-5

It was a night off for David Ortiz.

For anyone at Fenway Park last night, or watching on TV, it felt like a month. A year. A decade. A century.

Take your pick.

Saturday night, Fox cut away to auto racing with the Red Sox a strike away from winning, provoking the ire of fans, especially those without cable. Last night, ESPN could have revived one of its old tractor pulls, and an entire nation might have e-mailed its gratitude. Anything but another base on balls (12 in...