Boston Red Sox defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3

They came out a step slow, wearied by the game that would not end.

Thirteen innings - and one 49-minute rain delay - into what was supposed to be an afternoon game at Fenway Park, Kevin Youkilis stroked his second home run of the game, a two-run shot lofted over the Green Monster.

He was met, as usual, by a group of teammates happy to pound his head into mush, but also by the knowledge that this one was finally, finally over.

"Sick of playing that game," Youkilis sai...

BOSTON—Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run home run off of Mike Parisi in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Mike Lowell led off the inning with a single off Parisi (0-3) before Youkilis hit Parisis 3-1 offering over the left-field wall. It was Youkilis's second homer of the game.

The Red Sox avoided being swept in a series at home for the first time since losing two contests to the Blue Jays las...