Masterson Also Rises

Boston Red Sox's Justin Masterson pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Boston.
(AP Photo)

Following in Lester's Footsteps, Young Justin Steps Up

Box: Sox 2, KC 1 | Masterson of His Domain
Curse of the Monster Banner: Manny Still Stuck on HR No. 498
Winning in the 2nd Inning: Coco Comes Through in the Clutch
Short Stints but Delcarmen and Lopez Stay Out of Trouble
If Okajima Had Followed Okajima, The Runs Would Have Scored
Now That's a Save: Papelbon Earns His Paycheck Tonight
NESN Video: Masterson Talks About His Strong Start

"They told me to pack up the car and said it might be Pawtucket, might be Portland. So that's what I did, packed it up with my stuff and my wife."-- 5.20.08, Justin Masterson, who shall return

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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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