Singular Sensation

Boston Red Sox's Coco Crisp, right, hits an RBI-single in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun, left, in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Boston. The Red Sox won 4-3.
(AP )

Coco's Crisp Base Hits Drive in Two, Sox Just One Back

Sunday Afternoon Box: Boston 4, Toronto 3
The Bottom Line: Lester Outduels Halladay
Sweet 15: Jon Was Spot On Again, While Doc Wasn't His Usual Untouchable Self
Bay, Lowell, Ellsbury Put Runs on the Board
Triple Threat: Papi's Good for One Big Run Around Per Season
Worst Save Ever: Pap Gets Help from Ump, and Needed It

"I have to work on my fastball command a little bit. I'm not worried about it. I've pitched four times in six days. I've been leaned on a little bit. Truly and honestly, I'll let (NESN's) Tom Caron and Dennis Eckersley worry about it. They seem to be worried." -- 9.14.08, Jon Papelbon, via the Hartford Courant


He's Loudon Clear

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, Shonda Schilling, former NASCAR driver Richard Petty (L), Republican presidential nominee John McCain (R-AZ), his wife Cindy McCain and promoter and owner, CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Bruton Smith
(Getty Images / Elsa)

Curt Hits the Campaign Trail
While the Pennant Express Heads to St. Pete

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

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

ProJo:

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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