Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 6-3

Under unhappier circumstances, distress flares would be launched over Boston Harbor and operators added to talk radio switchboards.

How is it possible that Manny Ramírez, who has more career home runs (498) than last night's starting lineup for the Royals (414), lately looks like he should be batting in the middle of the punchless Kansas City order instead of the home nine's?

But even as the Royals have given Ramírez fits, the Red Sox slugger having struck out five t...