7 Is Enough

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz returns to the mound after giving up an eighth-inning, two-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Akinori Iwamura, rounding the bases in the background, during a baseball game Saturday, April 26, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won 2-1.
(AP Photo)

Iwamura Raps Clay in the 8th

Rays 2, Sox 1
Buchholz Was Great, But Not in the Eighth
Okajima and Papelbon Watch the Game Slip Away

"He hit a good pitch, man. When I let it go, I thought he was either going to take it or swing over it, but he was sitting all over it. Hats off to him. I threw a pitcher's pitch and he hit it." -- Clay Buchholz, took a tough loss

A Little Less Cowbell

Christopher Walken demands more cowbell; More Cowbell sketch, Saturday Night Live.
(SNL Screenshot)
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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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