The Quick and The Dead
Red Sox relief Tim Wakefield, right, is pulled from the game by manager Terry Francona in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Arlington, Texas.

Wake, Then Funeral. Rangers Bury Sox Early.

Saturday Nightmare: Texas 15, Boston 8
Globe: Rangers Walk Over Wakefield, Sox
The Apologists: ... But Tim Just Needed More Run Support!
On 2nd Thought: Lowell Doesn't Connect with Home Plate
A Tale of Two Bullpens: There Was No Friday Night Fight in the 'Pen
One Wake Waived Goodbye, the Rangers Cruzed
The Bob Stanley of Milestones: Wake Gets 500th Sox Appearance
Bright Side: Youk Returns and Brings the Noise
Time for Timlin to Retire Again, Pauley Too

"It was one of those days I'd like to forget. I felt physically great, mentally great. The inning just unfolded so fast." -- 9.6.08, Tim Wakefield, now 8-10

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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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