On the surface, it all seems too plain to possibly be true. One good game, however nervy, doesn't erase the stink of seven straight losses, including two sweeps. But there's more to Monday's restorative powers than just a tick in the win column. The early 1 p.m. start means a night at home after a tough road trip. The win means they're still in touch with the rival Yankees and Boston Red Sox, the next two teams on their schedule and the teams they'll likely fight with for the division all summer.