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Jason Varitek rounds the bases after hitting a two run homer against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning during their MLB American League baseball game in Seattle July 21, 2008.
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Lester Was Electric, Again. 'Tek Puts a Charge in One.

Monday Night Box: Boston 4, Seattle 0
Globe: Lester to the Rescue
It's a Hometown Shutdown for Jon: 7 1/3, 8 Hits, 0 Walks, No Runs
Lefty Came Through in a Pinch: Cup Trouble Can't Stop Lester
'Tek's Catching Fire: Second HR in 42 Games for the Captain
Back on Track for Hall of Fame: Ellsbury Gets a Hit
Julio Who? Lowrie Gets It Done with the Glove, and Stick
Something for Him to Yap About: Pap Gets a Big-Boy Save

"I won't hit for him. We need him. I believe in him. I will always believe in him. When times are tough, you don't waver from that. If we want to get where we ultimately want to get, the faith in him will bear itself out." -- 7.21.08, Terry Francona sticking with Varitek for the rest of eternity

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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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