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:

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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