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
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Short Stints but Delcarmen and Lopez Stay Out of Trouble
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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:

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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