Hermida, Lester Take Heat Off Ortiz

Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels - Jeremy Hermida is congratulated by Jason Varitek after the game as Jonathan Papelbon high fives teammates. Hermida doubled in 3 go ahead runs in the 8th inning.
(Bill Greene / Boston Globe Staff)

Sox Enjoy Home Cooking as Angels Fall Again

Boston 5, Orange County 1 | Doubly Good
Les is More: 120 Pitches Puts Angels Behind the 8th-ball
Jon Lester Jelled, and He's Learning to Work His Way Out of Jams
Sure Cano May Make It an All-Yankee All-Star Infield, but Pedroia Does It All
Captain Laser Show Speaks Up for a Struggling David Ortiz...
But Big Papi Talk Is Getting as Cheap as a .149 Ave./ 2Ks, 2 DPs Last Night
Marco Scutaro Is Turning Out to Be a Nice Little Shortstop, Eh Nomar?
Speaking of Ortiz, Iron Mike Lowell Stepping Up in a Pinch This Time
Best Part: of the Night? A Brisk 2:56 Game
Photos: See For Yourself

"David's fine. He's one of our teammates. We believe in him. He's going to come out of it. He's had 60 at-bats. A couple of years ago I had 60 at-bats and it was me hitting .170 and everybody was ready to kill me, too. Then what happened? 'Laser show.'" -- Red Sox captain Dustin Pedroia, who was batting .172 on May 1, 2007, but went on to win the AL Rookie of the Year


Big Night Out
Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels - Adrian Beltre congratulates Bill Hall on his 2 run home run in 2nd inning.
(Bill Greene / Boston Globe Staff)

Sox, Bruins, Celtics All Winners ...
What Are They Putting in the Water Up There in Boston?

Boston 5, California 1 | No Place Like Home to Make Some Noise
Beltre, Hall Become Red Sox at Fenway with First Boston Homers
Gritty Youk, Intense Pedroia Go Deep in Hit Parade,Too
20 Hits a Night Would Perfect for a Pitching and Run Prevention Powerhouse
Drew Is On One of His Hot Streaks... How Long Will It Last?
Mike Lowell Is Fighting His Way into the Lineup Every Day
A Real Sellout? Fans Still Filing in for Monday Night's Game

"Tonight was a great feeling. It doesn't matter how. We were able to put a lot of good at-bats together." -- Red Sox first-base-DH-type Victor Martinez

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Boston Herald:

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ProJo:

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

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