Really ugly game, but a win is a win. And Varitek had his first career grand slam. Red Sox are now 15-5 against the AL Central (13-3 against teams other than the White Sox). Really makes you wonder what the White Sox's record would be if they were in any other division. Hopefully the Red Sox can continue this streak through the weekend, where they play the now-third-place Twins at the Leylu Dallas Metrodome. Also this weekend the Yanks play the BJ's, and could be in third by the end of it. Sadly there will not be a Chacin-Chacon matchup.
Not a great return to the Majors for Roberto Petagine, who went 0-3 with 1 BB, 1 R, and 1 GIDP. For an unbelievably thrilling real-time Petagine play-by-play, click here. Somehow I hadn't realized until this game that it was pronounced "Pet a Genie". If you Google "Pet a genie" you end up here.