Eastbound Runaway Train

Eastbound Runaway Train

Scoreboard watching

(AP Photo)

... But Don't Look Now,
Yankee Clippard Pulls NY Within 10 1/2 Games

Sox Reign Supreme in Baseball After Taking Atlanta By Storm

The Gift of Gabbard

Red Sox pitcher Kason Gabbard (left) pumps his fist after getting out of a two on, two out jam in the fifth inning by getting the Braves' Edgar Renteria to ground out to second to end the threat.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Kason Gets a Win Over Hudson, 6-3

The Youk is on Fire
Take 5: 'Pen Stays in It to Win It

All Smoltz and Mirrors

Sox starter Devern Hansack points skyward after getting our of a jam to end the 2nd inning.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin )

Get on the Bus Gus: Devern Was Done Early
Big John: Smoltz Beyond Sharp at Fenway Again
Braves 14, Sox 0

Sox Hansacked, Falcons Score Two TD's
Smoltz Unscored Upon in 20 2-3 Innings at Fenway
Crickets...: Just Three Hits for Sox Offense

"It was maybe one of the bigger games of the year. We were staring to slip a little bit in the standings. They were running away with it, so they could play relaxed." -- the Ageless John Smoltz

In a League of His Own

Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka follows through after tagging out Atlanta Braves first baseman Scott Thorman, not pictured, to complete the double play to end the 2nd inning.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

Eight Is Enough for Dice-K
Sox Stomp All Over Braves, 13-3

Lugo, Pedroia, Lowell Lead Massive Offensive Outbreak

"He [Matsuzaka] just moves the ball around so much. He's got so many pitches. Nothing seems to go straight. ... When he got a big lead, you could see he was getting more confident." -- Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur on Matsuzaka

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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