Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-6

Manny Ramirez is usually like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.

Yet last night he was predictable.

In his first appearance in Boston since his horrible train wreck of an ending here, he didn’t speak to the media, in keeping with his mantra this season, until he uttered, “We’re gonna have a meeting at 4:30. Media out!’’ After going 1 for 5 with two strikeouts, including a called strike to end the game with runners at the corners, he polite...

It was 7:29 p.m., and the crowd at Fenway Park rose. The man with the dreadlocks and No. 99 jersey — Manny Ramirez fixed his batting gloves and leaned on his bat. The moment was approaching. He made his way to home plate, the ballpark roiled with sound, a nearly equal amount of cheers and boos greeting him in his return to his former home.

They were nearly all cheers, though, moments later. That was when Ramirez swung at the first pitch, lifting a ball to center field, ...