Rude Wakening

Tim Wakefield, right, hands the ball to manager Terry Francona while leaving the game in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, May 28, 2010, in Boston.

Royals Flush Sox Again

MLB's Farm Team 12, Fortune .500's 5 | Wake Rattled and Rolled
The Ugliest Line on Earth: 3.2 IP, 12 Hits, 9 Runs, 3 BB, 1K
And Bill Hall Is Now the Best 1-2-3 Option Out of the Bullpen
Stolen Summer: Looks Like We've Lost the 2009 Jacoby Ellsbury Until 2011
Thurs: KC 4, Boston 3 | Dice-BB
The Godawful Daisuke Matsuzaka Rears His Ugly Head
8 Walks and 2 Steps Back for Theo's Greatest Blunder

"I went up there looking for a knuckleball and it stayed up high and I put a good swing on it." -- Yuniesky Betancourt on the problem with pitching Wakefield

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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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