Cincinnati Reds defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-1

CINCINNATI - Minor aggravations, major nuisances, a lousy time had by all.

That's how it has been for the Red Sox this spring just about every time they've left Boston, and one night into this six-game trip, which commenced with a 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds last night at the Great American Ball Park, that pattern is holding.

The TVs didn't work on the charter flight here, causing the Sox and their planeful of NBA fans to miss all but a few seconds of the Celtics...