The King of Stop

Josh Beckett makes his final throw of the game (which wasn't even a pitch) one of his hardest and most intense of the night , as he fielded a high chopper by Oakland's Mark Ellis with two outs in the seventh, and tried to get him at first. Ellis was called safe on a close play, which upset Beckett
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Beckett Now 6-0 After a Red Sox Loss
Win No. 50 for Boston, All-Star Hurler Gets No. 10

Bay, Beckett Lead Way Over A's | Boston 5, Oakland 2
Just 4 K's But Josh Turned In a Top-Notch Performance
Stop the Press: The Sox Have a Hitter Batting Over .300: Jacoby Ells, .303
All-Star J-Bay Gets the Old Stroke Back, HR No. 20
'Tek Drives in Two, All-Star Pedey Adds Some Insurance
Good to See Steroid-Cheat, and Sox 2003 Title Thief, Jason Giambi Struggling
Speaking of Numbers: Solid Save No. 21 for Papelbon ...
With a 3-Run Cushion... Against the AAA's
Think the Jays Will Take AAron Bates for Halladay?

"Obviously I blew it in April, but I feel like I've had a good couple of months, really getting back on track... I love pitching here. It's awesome to pitch in front of a full house every night." -- Josh is Beck on track

Manny and the Mets

(AP / Reuters)

In New York, It's a Hit and Run Return for Ramirez
Manny McGwire Still Doesn't Want to Talk About the Past
New York Fans Aren't Tough

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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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