Young American

Young American

American League All-Star Michael Young of the Texas Rangers hits a two-run triple to take the lead against the National League All-Star team.

(Getty Images Photo / Jim McIsaac)

Same Old Story for NL as AL Comes Back to Win Again, 3-2
Manny's Off the Hook as Michael Young Gets to Old Man Hoffman
to Give Sox Home Field Advantage in Series

Ex-Sox Shortstops Renteria, Sanchez, Eckstein, and Garciaparra Non-Factors for NL
Big Papi Showed No Pop But Flashes the Leather at First
PaplebonStar Gets a Night Off, Loretta 0-for-2

"I'm not going to lie. This is a pretty big highlight in my baseball career. We're all aware of how important this game is." [Except Manny of course] -- 7.11.06, AL MVP Michael Young

Hot Stove, Cool Music Update:
Tonight's Concert Will Take Place Rain or Shine at Fenway
as the Stage and Most of the Seats are in Covered and Under the Right Field Roof
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m. and the Furvis Goes Onstage at 5:30 p.m. (not 6:00 p.m.)
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Tentative Band Order: 5:30 - Furvis, 6:00 - The Gentlemen, 6:40 - Click 5, 7:10 - Kay Hanley, 7:50 - Cowboy Mouth, 8:25 - Ayla Brown, 8:55 - Howie Day, 9:20 - James Taylor,
10:00 - Buffalo Tom followed by the All-Star Jam

Chat Transcript from 'Feeding the Monster' Author Seth Mnookin
Midseason Report: Grade the Red Sox First-Half Performance

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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


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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