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.
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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

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

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

ProJo:

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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