Seattle Mariners defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-6

After the Red Sox skulked into their clubhouse, his keepsake night turned sour, Tim Wakefield resumed his wait.

He has pitched in the majors for 17 years and, as of last night, made more starts for the Red Sox than any pitcher in history. He’s waited this long without making an All-Star team. What’s one more day?

First, the Seattle Mariners - and, perhaps, an overzealous fan - robbed Wakefield of a chance to shore up a spot in St. Louis later this month. Second, they be...