Chicago White Sox defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-1

CHICAGO - Nothing is certain for Tim Wakefield at this point in the season, at this point in his career, at this point in the pain.

He can barely walk around the clubhouse, with a limp that gets more and less noticeable, based on the day. There is constant discomfort, most obvious when the aging knuckleballer attempts to do anything short of stand and throw. And even that, even pitching, is excruciating for him at times.

Still, Wakefield can throw. He did throw yesterda...

CHICAGO - Walpole Joe Morgan would likely say after a game like this, “We couldn’t have hit Gavin Floyd with 30 bats.’’ And indeed, that was the case.

Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher. “That was the best I’ve ever seen him,’’ said Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez. “He had great movement on all of his pitches, mixing it up. That was awfully tough today.’’

Awfully tough or not, the Red Sox left St. Petersburg, Fla., on a high after taking...