Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 12-2

CHICAGO - It had seemed meant to be, the way that Paul Byrd walked off the coaching staff of his kid’s U-13 team and onto the mound in Fenway Park.

He had made Red Sox fans believe in a pitcher plucked from retirement, a reach of a signing, a man who hadn’t pitched in the majors in 11 months. But that belief was short-lived. That shutout pitching was short-lived.

To put it in perspective, all but one Sox starting position player had been removed from last night’s gam...