Turning Point?

Jeremy Hermida hits a two-run double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in New York.

It Was The Night of the Living Dead Sox, But Can They
Stay Alive and Kicking Much Longer?

Boston 7, New York 6 | HermiDa Man Against Mariano
Just What the Team Needs... Mike Lowell's Passive Aggressive $12M Whining
Formula 4:09, Now With Rain Delay: Like Having a Root Canal Without Novocaine
While Rome Was Burning in the Bronx, Theo Was Tuning Out to Pearl Jam
And Marco Lugo Is Tonight's Stone-Glove Store-Bought Star of the Night
Kevin Youkilis Brings the Grit, Integrity, and the Run Production
Durable Drew's Latest: Sore Left Calf, Tight Right Hamstring...
This Just In: Sox Fans to Protest Bridge Year

"I was hoping all night long I would get another chance. It's a heavyweight fight. They might get one good blow in but they're not going to knock me down." -- The Surefire Closer on his clean ninth: a hit, a walk, a strikeout

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1. He's Got a Tight Back... It's Always Something
2. More Winter Sit-ups Maybe? More Than One Anyway?
3. Death, Taxes, and Beckett Not Executing and Missing Location
4. Shouldering the Load: He's Not Throwing 95 Anymore
5. Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Large Fries, Coke
6. He Stopped Owning the Yankees Years Ago
7. 1-1, 7.29 ERA, and 4 More Years, $68 Million
8. Sox Can't Rebuild Staff Until 2015

Hanley Ortiz Likes to Watch Singles

David Ortiz tied it with a single off the right-center fence but paused to admire his shot, thinking it was gone. He was thrown out at second by center fielder Brett Gardner's strong throw.
(Chris Trotman / Getty Images)

Just Imagine If the Sox Had Lost By a Run

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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


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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