7.16: Out of left field

Out of Left Field: Manny's hammys tight again after All-Star jump around with Ortez. Left fielder has to DH and let stumble-bum Millar play outfield. Then KFK gives up on easy pop up (if it was a chicken wing or ice cream scoop, he would have caught it clean). Pedro needs another day off against Yankees. Francoma loses respect of Nation.

"Why do I have to pitch against the Yankees all the time?" -- Pedro Martinez

Um, because you're the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball and the Red Sox are trailing the Yankees per usual, by an astounding eight games right now, and D-Lowe will face NY instead... but we're thrilled that you're in a "happy state" Petey. Meanwhile, Curt Schilling has stated that he never wants to miss a start against the Yankees.

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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