Packing for the move this week, so blogging may be light.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched 5.2 shutout innings and the Red Sox could do nothing with Paul Byrd until the eighth. Bill Mueller and Tony Graffanino opened with singles, and after two ground outs, Edgar Renteria broke a scoreless tie with a three-run home run. David Ortiz followed that with a bunt single to third -- which he should do at least once or twice every single game until opposing teams stop employing that shift). Facing Brendan Donnelly, Manny Ramirez blasted his 33rd home run of the season.
Mike Myers got Papelbon out of a jam in the sixth, and Mike Timlin allowed only one walk in his two innings. Curt Schilling gave up three hits and a run in the ninth, in a tune-up before his start on Thursday.
In Chicago, Randy Johnson tied a major league record by allowing four home runs in one inning to the White Sox. The Pale Hose put 'em on the board in the fourth like this -- home run, home run, home run, single, single, home run -- and beat the Yankees 6-2.
The East lead is back to four games. Sox off tonight.