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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:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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