BOSTON - There were two separate competitions at Fenway Wednesday night - the gamesmanship and the actual game. The Red Sox won both.
BOSTON — The Sox elected to go with righthanded-hitting Jonny Gomes in left over switch-hitting Daniel Nava, despite the presence of righty Masahiro Tanaka.
BOSTON -- Forget their average with runners in scoring position, or their on-base percentage from the leadoff spot.
BOSTON -- The Red Sox had trouble retiring hitters they should have handled and paid for it.