But Trouble
Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka heads to the dugout after pitching the seventh inning of game one of the American League Championship series  against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida October 10, 2008.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff; Reuters)

Sox Rise and Shine, Rays Shut Out in Game 1

Dice-K's Gem Bottom-Line Brilliant, Masterson Just-in Time

ALCS Game 1: Big Bad Boston 2, Cinderella 0
Globe: Sweet Nothings | Photos, Video, and More
The Dice Is Right: Tito Makes the Correct Call for Game 1, May Soon Get Respect
Of Dice and Men: Matsuzaka Walked the Walk, Defending Champs Played Like It
The Escape Artist: Again, Matsuzaka Wiggles His Way Out of Jams
Hide the Women and Children, It's Jonny Gomes
0-for-5 Water: Jacoby's Got Nothing Going On Base
Kevin Youkilis Carries a Big Stick into the ALCS
Hold On: Okajima Didn't Implode, Pena Eager To Get Big Out
Someday David Ortiz Will Return
Feel the Heat... of a Thousand Suns on the Rays Tonight
That's Carl Crawford Doing His Best Manny Ramirez Impersonation in Left
A Jed Lowrie RBI That Would Make Squeeze Scioscia Proud
Bay, Kotsay Get the Party Started for Lowrie
Pap Props: Record 20 2/3 Scoreless Innings Streak
J.D.'s Revenge Coming

"I'm the kind of guy that I watch everybody's faces. I've got the opportunity because I don't have to go out there and play defense. I'm telling you, I saw faces tonight different than what I see in the regular season. I don't blame nobody. It's a lot of pressure out there right now in this game because you have to win; otherwise, you go home."
-- 10.10.08, Big Papi sees the young Rays starting to fade

(BDD / Photo Illustration)
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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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