Nat Dead Yet
Boston Red Sox's Jason Varitek, right, is greeted at the home plate by David Ortiz (34) after Ortiz scored on Varitek's home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Washington. The Red Sox won 6-4.

For Two Guys Who Were Written Off, It Was On
Old Timers Ortiz, 'Tek Go Deep in D.C.

Boston 6, Washington 4 | Welcome to BatsTown
Green Gets Nicked in Forearm By Bat Out of Hell While Ball Gets By
Workmanlike Night for Lester Good Enough for W in Washington
Papi Gets No. 1 on the Road, 'Tek Pops One Out for 2
June Boon Continues: Sox Have Won 16 of Last 21
Rough Night for Mr. USA, Jason Bay
Papelbon 1-2-3? You're Kidding Me
Did Nats Fans Send Sox Fans to Gay Bars?
... Not That There's Anything Wrong with That

"It's scary to see a bat go flying that far. I thought they did some research this offseason to try to figure that stuff out, but obviously we've still got a long ways to go. You've got to take cover. It's a tough play to make when you've got a bat head flying at you looking to take your head off." -- Jon Lester on Batgate

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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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