West Coast Rappers

West Coast Rappers

Red Sox's Manny Ramirez, right, is greeted at the plate by teammates Mark Loretta (3) and Kevin Youkilis after Ramirez's three- run home run off the Oakland Athletics' Barry Zito in the third inning of a baseball game on Monday, July 24, 2006, in Oakland, Calif.; Red Sox's Manny Ortiz points skyward as he reaches home plate after hitting a solo home run off Oakland Athletics' Barry Zito in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 24, 2006, in Oakland, Calif.

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'Manny Ortez' Mashes A's, Zito, 7-3

MLB Chart Toppers: Papi Hits No. 34, Beckett Wins No. 13
Manny on Fire: HR No. 27, RBI No. 76 for the Aloof Slugger
A-Gon Goes Deep Again (While Poor A-Rod Struggles in the Bronx)
Nowhere to Go But Up: Crisp Hits 12th Double, Gets RBI No. 18
Hansen Comes In, a Nation Gets Nervous
Two K's But No Save for Pap

"They turn the page and they play. They don't have the hangover effect." -- 7.25.06, Terry Francona, the greatest manager in baseball today

Extra Bases: Wells Is Doing Well

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


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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