Cards take Game 5

Cards Take Game 5

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"Ramirez didn't appear to be in any hurry to make the catch as he drifted back and wasn't in position to make a strong throw. That allowed Walker, 38, to tag up and move into scoring position with one out... Yeah, but it happened," said Wakefield, who appeared to glare at Ramirez as he walked toward the dugout after handing the ball to Francona." -- David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

"Amid an expletive or two, Jason Varitek made it clear he wasn't going to "play that game" when told the Red Sox have barely been playing .500 the past six weeks... This new hitting coach, he's putting the whole team in a slump," one Red Sox uniformed member said, requesting anonymity." -- David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

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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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