The Royals mobbed Mike Sweeney after his walkoff hit gave them a 5-4 win. For the Red Sox, it was Papelbon's second consecutive blown save.

(AP Photo)

Sox Snatch Defeat Out of the Jaws of Victory, 5-4

Rookie of the Jeer: Papelbon Blows Second Consecutive Save
Did You Know?: It Was Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Night at Kaufman Stadium
Future Ace?: Wild Thing Is Able to Give the Sox Six Whole Innings vs. Royals
Out on DVD This Week: Javy Lopez's Excellent Adventures Behind Home Plate
Loaded Question: Why Couldn't Wily Mo or Lowell Get the Job Done?
Losing Streak: While Team Tanks, Manny Hits No. 32; 24 Straight
Hold Me Tight: Timlin and Delcarmen Can't Be Blamed for Last Night's Debacle
RoyAAAls Are Hotter Than a Wednesday Night in Kansas City

"In my opinion, [Grudzielanek] would have been out." -- 8.9.06, Javy Lopez, when asked what would have happened if Manny had been able to make the throw at the end of the game.

'This Is a Sinking Ship' ...

USS Red Sox 2006

(BDD Photo Illustration)

... Sincerely, Shea Hillenbrand

Extra Bases: Foulke Takes Loss in Rehab Outing
Cape Cod Times: Gammons Back at the Ballfield
Wilbur: Criticism at the Forefront
Gallery Survey: Sox Searching for Answers

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

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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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