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.
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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:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

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

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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