Kevin Youkilis is congratulated by teammates David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia after Youkilis hit a game-winning home run during the 8th inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers in an MLB game played at Fenway Park in Boston, MA Tuesday, August 12, 2008
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)

The Cheers Can Be Heard Halfway Around the World

Tuesday's Texas Mess Box: Boston 19, Texas 17
Globe: Sox Pull It Out as Things Run Amok at Fenway
It's a Good Old Fashioned Hitter's Duel at Fenway
After a Worst First, Youk Hammers Texas and Brings the Swagger
In the Big Inning: Papi Strikes Deep in the Heart of Texas
Fenway Security Wakes Up and Tosses Fans for Interfering with Balls in Play
He Hits at Home, Too: High 5 for Pedey, the Ideal No. 2 Hitter
Byrd is the Word for Texas, Too: Marlon Bangs Out 5 Hits Himself
Aardsma, Delcarmen in '08: Not Exactly a Winning Ticket
Bad News: Banged Up Lowell May Have to Sit
Coco Can't Catch a Break from Ump
Sorry Charlie: The Zinkerball Era Was Short Lived

"At some point, you're thinking about going for a field goal." -- 8.12.08, Tito on the Texas mess

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Now It Can Be Told: Booing Brings Out the Best in Youkilis

"I also felt the emotion of the boos today. So the roller coaster ride in Boston's always fun. Luckily, we got the cheers at the end." -- 8.12.08, Kevin the Hot Head is Back Youkilis, booed after two first inning strikeouts, is finally getting how it works in Boston

Touching All the Bases: Youuuuuuuuukkk!!!!
Peter Gammons: Some Q&A on the Sox, Manny, and More
Gordon Edes: Red Sox Take a Flyer on Byrd
Kevin Hench: A Motivated Manny's Coming Up Big

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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