Texas Two Stepped

Texas Rangers' Bengie Molina, left, is congratulated by starting pitcher Colby Lewis, right, after Molina's grand slam off Boston Red Sox pitcher Fernando Cabrera during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Friday, July 16, 2010.
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Is the Beginning of the End of Bridge Year No. 1?

Friday: Texas 8, Boston 4 | Backpedaling in Boston
Sox Lose 7 of 9 and Dropping Like a Lead Balloon
Cyclerama: Slow-Footed Bengie Molina Changed the Game Real Fast
Felix the Cat's Out of the Bag: Sox Can't Plug All Leaks
Too Bad Theo Can't Shore Up the Catcher Hole with Plugs Like Bengie Molina
More Days in Third Place and Obsessed with Roger Clemens. Sincerely, Dan Duquette
All-Star Showcaser Adrian Beltre Back in the Swing of Things
CAAAbrera Makes It Look Easy to Lose Games Like This
Thursday: Texas 7, Pawtucket 2 | Quick Wake, Slow Funeral for Sox
Visiting Hours are 7 to 10 Nightly

"When I saw the ball going away from him, I just put my head down and kept going. For a guy who has been criticized for his speed for 11 1/2 years and may be the slowest guy in the world, it was an unbelievable feeling." -- Bengie on The Most Unlikely Cycle Ever

Texas 4, Strike Out Kings 2: Sloppy Sox Hit the Road Crawling
Boston 3, Texas 2: Lack is Back in Must-Win, Youk Does All the Damage


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Boston Herald:

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ProJo:

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NY Post:

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