Don't Ask, Dotel

The Can't Comeback Kids

With two out and two on in the seventh and trailing by a run, Red Sox 1B Kevin Youkilis hit a ball he thought was ticketed for right field, but Royals 2B Mark Grudzielanek made a nice diving stop, and threw him out on a close play to end the inning, and when umpire Tony Randazzo called him out , he reacted accordingly.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Don't Ask, Dotel: Sox Drop Another One to Kansas City, 6-5

It's a Five Inning Game at Fenway
More or Lester? It's Time to Send Tavarez to the 'Pen
Bottom Line: Julian Gets His Butler Kicked Again
Manny's Hits a Big Popi in the 9th to End It
But Hit One Deep, and Played Left Deeper
Another Great Play for Dustin, Lowell? Not So Much
For Real: Yanks Just 6 Back in Loss Column

"I think it's a low point in the season. ... Once again, it's kind of a relief pitcher that's starting." -- 7.18.07, Dennis Eckersley, Extra Innings

He Missed a Homer By a Hair ...

Red Sox rightfielder J.D. Drew, (right), has some fun as he checks out the latest hairstyle of teammate Coco Crisp in the dugout before the game.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

... But Coco's Triple Was Huge

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Boston Globe:

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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