Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 11-5

Marco Scutaro was not supposed to play against the Tampa Bay Rays last night.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona planned to give his shortstop the day off to rest his sore right shoulder.

But when Scutaro arrived at Fenway Park four hours before the game, he told Francona he would prefer to stay in the lineup because of how unexpectedly strong his shoulder felt.

“There haven’t been too many days like this,’’ Scutaro said. “I told him that if he wanted to give me a day of...

BOSTON—To Tim Wakefield, winning never becomes old.

So on a night when the 44-year-old knuckleballer became the oldest pitcher to win for the Red Sox, he was already looking ahead.

"It means a lot considering I've been here for 16 years," he said after Boston beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 Wednesday. "Anytime you can have some sort of milestone, it's very important to have it in a Red Sox uniform."

Wakefield (4-10) surpassed Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, who was 4...