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Dynamic Duo Brings Angels Down to Earth
Bat Man and Robbin' Protect and Defend the Streak

Comeback Kids 7, Angels 6
Backup Plan in Place: Sorry Coco, Ellsbury Is What He Is
Jacoby Jumpstarts Sox with Homers, Bunts, Steals, and More
Dustin the Win: More Props for Pedro, the League's Leading Hitter
Power Play: Youk Brings the Big Stick in the 5th
Pauley Gets Whacked: You Won't Be Seeing Our Friend Around No More
Okajima Holds It Tight, Then Hands It Over
Sick as a Dog: Varitek Expected to Play Again... Eventually
Agent 99 MPH: Save No. 8 for Mr. Automatic

Jacoby will keep playing

4.23.08, birthday boy Terry Francona on tonight's lineup [on sports radio WEEI]: "Ellsbury's going to play center field today. Coco is to the point where he's ready to play, he's still feels it. We've already talked to J.D. though, we got a lefty going tomorrow, and it's a quick turnaround, so we'll play Ellsbury in right, Coco in center. Guys already kind of know where we're shooting for. The bottom line is we're trying to win every game we can... I just can't flat out manage it like a fan, because that wouldn't be doing my responsibility. There are some other factors that you have [to consider...]"

Lance met up with John Henry post-marathon Barks and Bites: If Ken Macha didn't knock ya into a coma on Monday, you may have seen the guy in the upper deck who caught a foul ball, went into an extended touchdown dance, and subsequently dumped the ball into the lower grandstand seats. Well, the Today Show is apparently looking for the guy. Another fine representation of Red Sox Nation for the country to see. Hank will love it. The Coco for Gabe Kapler talk kicked in a bit on Dennis and Callahan this morning after Kap knocked in another game winner for the Brewers last night as Eric Gagne blew save No. 4 for Milwaukee. Jesse Spector catches up with Kapler in his blog, where Gabe reveals he's a fan of the British version of The Office over Carrell and crew. Eric Hinske just a single shy of the cycle last night. Sox owner John Henry and Lance Armstrong were seen hanging together at Abe & Louie's on Boylston Street on Marathon Monday. Could be Henry wants to extend Red Sox, Inc. into the cycling world? Or maybe John was just recruiting him for a future episode of Sox Appeal. The two planned to head to Ciao Bella for more bonding. Schilling: Intent? And will someone step up and take the Bledsoe bungalow off Curt's hands for a cool profit? The Jordan's Monster Sweep ends this Sunday! At 7 p.m.! Did you know that 14 percent of teams have swept championships since 1977? We included roller derby and world team tennis to get to that number... so the chances are pretty good you'll win some free furniture... yeah right. Surviving Grady has a look at the new Tina Cervasio, head-turner Ms. Heidi Watney. She could be a Soxy girl. Jonathan Papelbuns is worried about the new jugband in the bullpen. Sorry, but unless Torii was telling a story about Mickey Rivers, he may have been stretching it a bit about having batteries thrown at him from the bleachers at Fenway. Does Don Orsillo live on the equator or sleep in a tanning bed? That's quite the April tan D.O. No truth to the rumor that RemDawg took Monday off to pick the silverware for the new Jerry Remy's Sports Bar, slated to open at Logan Airport's Terminal C in June. Get well soon hockey fan Keith Foulke. Other old friend Trot Nixon "brings his energy to Chukchansi." This just in: Johnny Damon's not dead yet. Is this the worst Red Sox roster in the last decade? The beer man is back at Fenway by the way, in the box seats anyway. You can get a 12 oz. Coors Light for a mere $6.75 served at your seat. The Manny HR banner on the left field light stand stands at 496 ever since he took those two days off. When former Red Sox shortstops attack each other: Renteria vs. Cabrera. Eric Wilbur checks in with more cowbell planned for the Sox visit to St. Pete, and a look at Academy Award nominee Dustin Pedroia. Now it can be told: Fenway not-so-secret secrets revealed. The bidding on so-called "cursed" David Ortiz t-shirt-quality-jersey for the Jimmy Fund is now up to a whopping $83,000. The bidding ends tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

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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