Chacin makes his mark: Jhoulys Chacin was out of work, having been released by the Milwaukee Brewers. He then threw a bullpen in front of Dave Dombrowski and Alex Cora at Angel Stadium and got himself signed to a minor league deal. From there, he was added to the major league roster, and Friday night, he found himself starting for the Red Sox in the first game of a four-game series against the Yankees. Since he hadn't pitched in the big leagues since late July, Chacin wasn't sufficiently built up enough to go very deep. But he did provide two perfect innings with four strikeouts to send the Sox in the right direction. "I was more worried about throwing strikes,'' he said, "so I tried to take my time, see the glove and hit the glove. I knew it was going to be short, but I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity.''
Moreland beats the shift: Few players have been as affected by shifting than Mitch Moreland, who tends to pull the ball a lot on the ground and lose a lot of potential hits in the process. But Friday night, Moreland