Les of the Same

Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis reacts after flying out to right during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.

Lester's Troubles in Toronto Continue
Sox Play the Waiting Game

Saturday Afternoon Box: Toronto 6, Boston 3
Globe: Big Hole in Plans for Sox
Sox Stuck Between Doc and a Hard Place
Oh Bay-B: Birthday Daddy Returns with a Bang
The Big E: Alex Cora, And Tito for Letting Him Hit

"You can't spot a pitcher like Halladay four runs, or five runs, in the second inning. You're just digging yourself too big of a hole." -- 9.21.08, Jon Lester not sharp early

Rays Reach First

BDD Photo Illustration / Steve Garberg
(BDD Photo Illustration / Steve Garberg)

Not Made in the Fade: Tampa Bay Clinches a Playoff Berth

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


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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