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Boston Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis, below, wrestles with Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello after being hit by a pitch in the second inning of their baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.
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Sparks Fly, Youk Snaps, the Sox Go Up Fighting
And There Will Be Blood

Sox Show Some Fight Club | Boston 7, Detroit 5
Tazawa Gets Roughed Up by Green, Tigers, But Hangs Tough for the Win
Youk Had the Right Idea, But Ended Up Looking Like Don Zimmer Charging Pedro
Sit Lowell Every Night, So He Can Stand and Deliver
Is J-Bay Back?

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"It was pretty crazy. Emotions were running high. It feels great to be able to get ready and get into a game like that and do something to help win a game. The situation I’m in is both unique and weird. I’m trying to get myself ready." -- Mike Lowell on a wild night at Fenway


After A Rocky Start to August,
The Sox Are Fighting Back

In Times Like These, Sox Need to Channel Rocky Balboa

"At some point you’ve got to protect yourself ...I let my emotions get the best of me... I don’t think there’s any plan when that happens. It’s just reaction. If I was an ultimate fighter, I think I’d have a plan." -- Youkilis on snapping after getting plunked


This Just In ...

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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