Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 9-3

When David Ortiz stepped to the plate in the third inning last night, something was missing.

Ortiz had ditched his pink bat, used to promote breast cancer awareness on Mother’s Day, picking up his usual lumber. It seemed an interesting choice. Ortiz’s regular bat (and its .178 average) hasn’t exactly been kind to him this season.

It was this time. Ortiz smacked a ground-rule double to right field on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, the ball bouncing once and into the st...

BOSTON - Maybe it won't matter so much this season the way the Red Sox are stumbling along, but it has to be troubling to the Yankees that A.J. Burnett routinely turns into a punching bag at Fenway Park.

Sunday night's debacle, in particular, had to be nothing short of shocking for them, considering it came just as Burnett finally looked to be turning his dazzling ability into consistent results.

So much for being 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA, as well as any thought that this...