Boston Red Sox defeat Cincinnati Reds, 6-4

CINCINNATI - So, this is what happens when the Red Sox visit here for the first time since 1975 (when Pete Rose Way was a style of play and not the name of a street), the Reds proudly show off their World Series trophy from that season, and Johnny Bench parks out in front of Great American Ball Park, signing autographs.

The stakes were different, of course, the standings and calendar dictating far more ordinary circumstances. But the game was a keeper, the Sox prevailin...

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis did it all in his homecoming.

Youkilis singled, doubled and hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning Saturday, rallying the Boston Red Sox to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, the team he adored as a local prep and college star and later resented when it passed him over in the draft.

With more than 140 relatives and friends in the stands, the first baseman connected in the 10th off Mike Lincoln (0-2) to snap a 4-all tie and s...