Streak Sweepers

Streak Sweepers

Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez throws the new ball he just got from home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor (not pictured), because Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek (right) had just hit the last one over the fence for a first inning grand slam. Varitek is greeted by the three teammates who scored ahead of him on the blast, (left to right) Mark Loretta, Trot Nixon and Manny Ramirez.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Final Slap: Sox Turn it Up to 11
Sox, V-Tek Just Wing It Over Hapless O's, 10-3

Slam Bam: Tek's Shot is All the Sox Needed
DiNardo Delivers: Congratulations to Our Friend Lenny on His First Win
Anna Benson Would Have Shown More on the Mound
The Lowell Connector: Mike is on the All-Star Superhighway
Shame on Tito for Playing Millar Over Youk Last Year
High on Loretta: He's Finally Starting to Make His Mark at the Plate

"I was actually looking out over the plate, and I just happened to actually react to it. I was able to get on top of it." -- 5.7.06, Captain crunches another grand slam

Fenway Was More Faithful

"The [Damon booing] breakdown wasn't as one-sided as was reported in the papers and on TV. A boo is 3-4 times louder than a cheer. Johnny saw the people cheering, but it sounded like 10 percent if you were sitting at home. It was more like a 30-40-50 percent split in the crowd that night." -- 5.7.06, The Boston Globe's Chris Snow on CBS4's Sports Final

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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