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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.

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?

BDD Photo Illustration - Dave N.
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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:

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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