Red Sox relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon gives up the lead against the Baltimore Orioles

Sox Blow the Biggest Lead in the History of Earth

Baltimore Bullpen Collapse: Baltimore 11, Boston 10
When Push Comes to Save, Papelbon Is No Mariano
But It Was Nice That He Got That Ceremonial Save on Monday
Markakis Cracks Two-Run Double Off Pap to Give Orioles the Improbable Win
It's True: The Red Sox Had a Nine Run Lead With Nine Outs to Go
It's Been 20 Years Since the Sox Have Blown a Nine Run Lead
Masterson Comes Completely Undone in the 7th Inning
Kottaras Gets Thrown Out at Plate, And Can't Pull the Trigger on Dribbler
More Bullpen Implosions: Okajima Was Killing Us Softly in the Eighth
Upside: With Lowell on the DL, Bailey Goes 3-for-4 and Scores Three Runs
And It All Fell Apart After Five Guys Forgot There Were Only Two Outs ...

"We pretty much imploded. I can’t think of any better word to use. It’s just what happened.’" -- Papelbon has a way with words

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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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