Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

BALTIMORE — It was a game that could have spiraled out of control and away from the Red Sox.

As Daisuke Matsuzaka lost what had made him good for the first five innings, the Sox could have imploded along the way.

Except they didn’t, getting the 6-4 win, thanks to Scott Atchison.

“He pounded the zone, he got that cutter-slider,’’

Sox manager Terry Francona said. “He was really aggressive tonight. He was really good. We needed it. With [Daniel] Bard down, if he runs...

BALTIMORE — There are still some things to look forward to in this Red Sox season, and one of them is this weekend series, when the White Sox bring their brand new player — Manny Ramirez — to Fenway Park.

That old thing?

Well, yeah.

Manny will be wearing No. 99 in his fourth major league uniform, trying to help the White Sox beat out the Twins in the AL Central. General manager Ken Williams took the $3.8 million leap — the amount remaining on Ramirez’s contract — ...