Pay-back's a #&@*!

Baltimore Orioles' Jay Payton (16) is greeted at home plate by teammates Freddie Bynum and Brian Roberts (1) after hitting a grand slam home run off of Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Hideki Okajima (below left) in the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland May 14, 2008
(Reuters Photo | Inset: AP Photo)

Jay 'Playing Time' Payton Slams Reeling Roadsters
5 Losses in Last 6 Games for Sinking Sox

Box: Orioles 6, Sox 3
Globe: Sox Trip on Okajima's Slip
Getting the Last Word In: Jay Payton Releases a Bomb on Former Team
Pedroia Opens the Floodgates, But Gets a Mulligan for the Bad Hop
Everyman's Base Hit: Congratulations to John Van Every
Chokajima: ERA Aside, 11 of the 14 Inherited Runners Have Scored
The Bus Is Gassed Up and Waiting to Take Hansen Home
Bright Side: Lowell and 'Tek Drive the Ball Deep
A Good Start Spoiled: Lester Deserved More

"We've been playing better than the losing. We just need to find a way to grind out a win."
-- 5.14.08, Jason Varitek giving the Josh Beckett generic speech after a loss

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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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