And the Beat Goes On
David Ortiz, left, reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics to end the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Athletics' catcher Kurt Suzuki, right, looks on.
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Unless Tony Pena Sr. Is Pitching, Sox Can't Hit in the Clutch
The Wheels are Coming Off Out West, 7 Behind the Yankees

Boston 4, Oakland 6 | Grade-A Chances Go By the Board
Just Sayin'... Ortiz Post HR Derby Digits: 3 for 25, 10 K's, No Extra Base Hits
The Stopper: What Can Brown Do for You? Raise a Lot of Dust Behind the Plate
Remember-Jed-Lowrie Returns with RBI, But Lets the Ball Fly
Life Was Grand for Daniel Nava... Now Hello Pawtucket
Buchholz Comes Back, But He's Not Back to Normal
AL MVP Adrian Beltre Belts No. 16

"Just coming up short. These last few days, kind of rough. But you just keep fighting, see what happens. You’ve got to keep pushing. As bad as it’s been, it’s not that bad.’’-- Mike Cameron, couldn't catch a break, but he made a helluva throw to Brown


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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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