Boston Red Sox defeat San Francisco Giants, 5-1

SAN FRANCISCO — It was an afternoon of pain, as yet another Red Sox player fractured yet another bone yesterday.

But there was also the pain visited on the Giants in the form of yet another dominant outing from yet another Boston starting pitcher. This time, it was Jon Lester, performing admirably in what was supposed to be a pitching duel but wasn’t, the outcome as one-sided as it could be.

Because, while San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum lasted just three innings and 79...

SAN FRANCISCO—Victor Martinez made it three key injuries in three days for the Red Sox.

Boy, it's no wonder Boston wanted to race out of the Bay Area and back to Beantown.

Jon Lester pitched a five-hitter, David Ortiz splashed a home run into McCovey Cove and banged-up Boston beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 5-1 Sunday.

The Red Sox finished up a rocky, six-game road trip that included the injuries and lots of lineup shuffling. The latest: losing thei...