New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-1

Developing Red Sox situation No. 2: Jonathan Papelbon.

Relax, this one isn’t anywhere near the front burner like the David Ortiz/Mike Lowell story, which likely will gather steam. Either Ortiz will hit his way to designated hitter bliss or Lowell will take away some at-bats. Hard to believe something like that could happen with Papelbon and Daniel Bard, at least not this soon.

Papelbon gave up the game-winning homer to Curtis Granderson in the 10th inning last night ...

There is no better place to be a baseball hero. And there is no worse place to be a baseball goat.

The highs are higher than Kilimanjaro. And the lows? The lows are where bottom looks like up.

This is why Boston is a great baseball town.

This is why Boston is a tough baseball town.

David Ortiz is 1 for 11 in the first three games of the 2010 baseball season, and a good portion of Red Sox Nation (media included) is ready to kick him to the curb. On the heels of ...

This baseball went out. After two Red Sox shots appeared ticketed for the stands in the bottom of the ninth inning — two walkoff attempts that fell short — it was Yankee Curtis Granderson who cleared the fence, sending a pitch from Jonathan Papelbon into the crowd in right field in the 10th — to give the Yankees their first lead last night.

Papelbon had been here before. The closer ended the season this way, giving up a lead to a rival. He hardly wanted it to happen aga...

BOSTON - Curtis Granderson hasn't even put on his pinstripes yet, but he earned them last night.

Granderson's leadoff home run off Jonathan Papelbon in the 10th inning lifted the Yankees to a 3-1 victory last night, giving the Bombers a season-opening series win over their rivals at Fenway Park.

"Just to win the series, it's definitely a good thing," Granderson said. "I'm just trying to help the team out, be another small piece of the puzzle. I'm happy to be a part o...

BOSTON - So what's not to like? If you're the Yankees, there can't be much.

You win two of three games against the Red Sox in a series in which your ace blows a 5-1 lead and your Nos. 2-3-4 hitters go a combined 2-for-36, hitting a rather stupendous .056?

Furthermore, your 37-year-old pitcher gets up Wednesday night after taking a spill covering first base in the first inning, shakes off a headache and whiplash in his neck, and matches John Lackey nearly pitch for pi...