Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 6-5

The most treacherous 41 minutes of the Red Sox season occurred late Sunday night, and it was not during their collapse at Yankee Stadium.

Their charter rumbled the entire way from Newark to Boston, the most turbulent flight manager Terry Francona could recall taking with a major league team. Once the plane landed, the players felt relieved. They were home.

Their wounds still fresh from their ruinous road trip, the Sox found another safe haven yesterday afternoon when th...