Long Time for Mr. Big

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (R) is congratulated by third base coach DeMarlo Hale after hitting a two-run homerun against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington, Texas September 7, 2008.
(Reuters )

Ortiz Goes Deep in the Heart of Texas
Byrd, Sox Takin' Care of Business

Sunday Afternoon Box: Boston 7, Texas 2
Globe: Sox Rock Rangers, Keep on a Roll
Coco Keeps on Comin' Through
Another MVP Measure: Dustin's Defense
In the Swing of Things: J-Bay's Big Bat is Back
Byrd is the Word: 8-1 in Last 9 Starts

"They're as good as anybody out there. One thing they've got is they've been there. ... Tampa Bay's never been in that situation. The Angels are the Angels. If you're asking me to make a pick, it's Boston." -- 9.7.08, Rangers manager Ron Washington on the defending World Series champions

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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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