It Was the Best of Times ...

Red Sox rookie pitcher Justin Masterson was outstanding for six innings, giving up only one run, and after coming out of the game, he was all smiles in the dugout as he talked to Sean Casey, but the Boston bullpen let him down, and the Angels were victorious 7-5.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

It Was the Worst of Times ...

BDD - Tom Surette
(BDD Photo Illustration / Tom Surette)

Masterful Debut Blown by Lopez, Delcarmen, and Even Okajima | Wrap

Gasoline Alleycats Give One Away: L.A. 7, Sox 5:
The Steal Deal: Coco Crisp Is Not Leaving Town Without a Fight
Manny, Dusty, Youk 1-2-3 in AL Batting
Too Little, To Late But Ortiz Gets a Hold of One

Things to tell the manager before the pitching begins: "Warming up I was a tad dizzy, I was hoping to get through it." -- 4.24.08, a not-so-confident Manny Delcarmen

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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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