Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 7-3

It was coming up on game time, about 20 minutes before the first pitch was scheduled.

Then the announcement came over the PA system in the press box, noting a lineup change in yesterday's game against the Rays. David Ortiz was out. Kevin Youkilis was in, at least in Ortiz's No. 3 spot in the order.

And what a fortuitous change that was, as Youkilis moved up from sixth in the Red Sox order, Jacoby Ellsbury was inserted in left field, with Manny Ramírez moving to designat...