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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:

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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