Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was notable that the cat wasn’t black, instead a combination of grays, though the color was hard to determine as it streaked past.

Having hidden behind the bench in the visitor’s dugout about a half hour before game time, the animal kept out of the way of the myriad personnel dispatched to remove it. Instead, it left itself.

Before last night, the curse of Tropicana Field had had nothing to do with cats. It had more to do with the Tampa Bay Ray...