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Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester reacts after striking out the Rays Rocco Baldelli to end the top of the sixth inning, and strand two Tampa Bay runners on base.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff )

First Things First: Les Get It Started
456th Sellout, 14th Shutout, and Just a Half Game Out

Monday Night Box: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 0
How the East Was Won? Sox Blank Rays in Game 1
In the Big Inning, They Scored All the Runs They Needed
And the Long Awaited Tampa Bay Fade Is Finally Here
Kotsay. The Long Awaited Answer at Leadoff.
eBay: The Sox Left Fielder is the Real Deal
No Wrist for the Weary: Papi Keeps Producing
Hot Coco: Extra Crispy 3-for-3 Effort, Hitting Streak at 10
0-for-4? What's Wrong with Pedroia?
Treinta Seis Para Cinco Ocho

This Just In: Fenway Scalper Caught Holding 99 Unsold Tickets
For So-Called 456th Straight 'Sellout'... Developing ...


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Funeral for a Friend?

Tombstone
(BDD Photo Illustration / Mark Couto)

Not So Fast. The Brady Backup Plan ...

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Expected to Report to Patriots Camp Tomorrow After Campaign Stop in Cambridge. VP Candidate Will Design Plays for Coaches, Play Catch With Moss, and Could Be Ready to Lead the Offense by Sunday

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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

ProJo:

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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