Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was only a week ago that Sean Casey's base-running skill was an object of mirth, Casey himself reduced to laughter when he stumbled back into second base in Yankee Stadium and gleefully signaled himself safe.

No one was laughing last night, however, when the Red Sox first baseman broke down like an also-ran in a claiming race while coming around third base in the second inning of a 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. An initial exam show...