Boston Red Sox defeat Washington Nationals, 11-3

WASHINGTON - The Red Sox and the Nationals may represent baseball's poles this season, and last night made clear that is attributable to both execution and talent.

The Red Sox would have won with nothing but binary code baseball - a scoreboard of 1s and 0s. And then they bludgeoned the Nationals, because they could.

Before a record crowd and in thick summer heat, the Red Sox and Nationals played seven taut innings of baseball before the Red Sox - Jason Bay and Jacoby El...