The Gr8 Escape

The Gr8 Escape

Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima was in the middle of the Sox celebration after successfully closing out the 9th.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

It's a Green Party at Fenway as Sox Seize the Mo-ment in 8th; Okaji is More Than OK in the 9th

Comeback Kids Knock Out New York, 7-6
Bottoms Up! Lowell, 'Tek, Coco, Cora Lead the Way to a Win
Okajimania at Fenway: A-Rod Learns Japanese the Hard Way
Nothing Left for the Yankees: Mike Myers Can't Stop Papi from Starting Rally
Extra Crispy: It Was the Biggest Hit in the History of Earth for Coco
The Hit Parade: Varitek's Bat Makes a Cameo Appearance
Spring Preview: Rodriguez Shows What He'll Do at Fenway for 81 Games in '08
Strike That From the Record: Ump Lost Sight of His Job in Spotlight
Forget Me Not: Kyle Snyder Comes Through in Clutch Situation
Cora! Cora! Cora! ... Must Get More Starts
Even Red Would Agree: Ban the Green Shirts Forever [Red Tomato Tops, Too]

"...But it's an exciting night for us to run Oki out there and watch what he did. You saw the excitement in everyone's faces... I patted him on the chest. I think I knocked him back about 2 feet." -- 4.20.07, Terry Francona on the save of the year

Turning Point

Red Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp dives into his bullpen as Yankees Alex Rodriguez three run home run ball lands in the pen during 4th inning action at Fenway Park on Friday April 20, 2007.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)

Give Coco an 'A' for Effort on A-Rod Blast
And for Blasting a Triple Off Rivera

Boston Dirt Dogs

(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

Schilling's Not at a Loss for Words After Big Sox Win
Extra Bases: Okaji Interview | Friday Game Photos

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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