Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 5-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The pitch was just a tick off, bringing the count full.

The runner led off second base, his lead big, as the batter - two home runs and a double into his afternoon - stood at the plate. But Mike Napoli walked. Of course, he also represented the winning run with just one out, a man on second, and Jonathan Papelbon on the mound.

Erick Aybar whiffed, his bat flying around on a pitch that was nearly in the dirt by the time catcher Jason Varitek gathered it...