Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 6-2

As Adrian Beltre crossed home plate following his grand slam, one could have been excused for forgetting that the Sox offense had taken a blow earlier in the day, when it was announced that Kevin Youkilis would not be returning to the lineup this year.

But even without their cleanup hitter, there’s no denying that the Sox have power. They have Beltre, who has added more offense than even general manager Theo Epstein could have expected. And Beltre, along with David Orti...

Since the start of the season, Mike Lowell said he just wanted a chance to play every day. Now, his opportunity has come.

Lowell started at first base last night for the second time in three games, and he will get more looks as the Red Sox start a 10-game road trip tonight against the Yankees. With Kevin Youkilis having season-ending thumb surgery today in Cleveland, the Sox said they will give Lowell at least a short stint at first to see whether he can be the answer t...