More Days in Second Place
Pedroia and Papelbon leave the dugout after the devastating loss
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff )

They Put Up a Good Fight, But Pap's Ball Had No Bite,
So No Love at First Sight as Sox Sit Tight in Second

Tuesday Night Box: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4
Globe: Rays Refuse to Let Sox Grab First
One Trick Pony: Pap Lives by the Fastball, Dies by the Fastball
Pinch Me: Did Dan Johnson Hit a Game-Tying Homer Off Jonathan Papelbon?
Coco Goes to the Top of the Order... Then Quickly Cools Off
Bay Saves the Day!... But Pap Blew the Night for the 5th Time
Wednesday Morning QB: Should Have Kept Oki In to Face Lefty at Least
Closer Aside, It Was a Good Night for the Bullpen. Sincerely, Manny Delcarmen
Death, Taxes, and Matsuzaka Going Just 5 Dicey Innings
Blame It on the Rain, Pap? The Dirty Dancing Video Show Jinx? The 4-Out Save?
Percival Being the Old Papelbon

"If it comes down to them winning the home field by one game, maybe we'll look back at this game. But we'll see." -- 9.9.08, Mike Lowell on the worst loss of the season

"I'm human." -- 9.9.08, Jon Papelbon

ESPN's Rick Reilly Gratuitously Slaps the Race Card on Boston
Herald: Howie Carr Hits a Homer on the Brady Craziness
More Significant Injuries in Boston Sports History
Red Sox Thank Fans for Selling Out | Mazz: A Good Trot Spoiled

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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


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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