Chewbacca Should Have Started

Into the Wild?

The Star Wars character Chewbacca throws out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game as part of a promotion for an exhibit at the Museum of Science.

Chewbacca Should Have Started Because
the Evil Empire is Now Han Solo in First Place
While the Sox May Be Looking at the Wild Card

Sox Can't Afford to Lose but Do Anyway 7-2


Bronson's Swan Song?

Frank Galasso Illustration

(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso, cartoonist)

Guitar Boy Gets Hammered
Across the Street from Avalon

Red Sox starter Bronson Arroyo (right) watches as a third inning home run off the bat of Toronto's Frank Catalanotto (left) sails out of the park.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Song Sung Blue for Bronson
Jays Still Own Sox While Lilly's Being Lilly Against Them Again
The Inning Ender: Cowboy Pop Leaves Five on Base
Reed 'Em and Weep: Johnson Robs 'Tek in Outfield
Edgartown: Rent Hits Homer No. 8 (But Nomar Has 9)
A Big 0-for-4 from Ramirez (Nixon Too); Ortiz Bunt Backfires
What a Relief: DiNardo Did OK; Manny, Myers Can Pitch In

"We'll try to wipe this one away as quickly as possible. I only threw 79 pitches, so I feel like I'll be healthy for the Yankees. ... You always hope for the opportunity. So, we'll see." -- 9.28, Bronson Arroyo after his awful outing

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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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