Boston Red Sox defeat Atlanta Braves, 3-0

Both had stood on the Fenway Park mound for the biggest of moments.

Both had shown postseason genius, helping lead the Red Sox to a curse-breaking championship and a greatness-solidifying championship.

That was why, as he walked from the visitors’ bullpen to the dugout at the start of last night’s game, and as he walked off the mound and tipped his cap with his day done in the seventh inning, Derek Lowe received standing ovations from the crowd of 38,029, receiving almo...