Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 9-8

There was little Nick Green could do, having kept quiet for three days about his injured right leg.

And so, after he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the Red Sox down by one run in the ninth inning last night, he felt powerless. He was, he said, “fighting for my life.’’ Incapable of putting a good swing on the ball, Green was down, 0-2, to Angels closer Brian Fuentes.

“I don’t even think I could have put the ball in play, and it was right there,’’ Green sa...