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:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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