Captain Crunch

Jason Varitek watches his two-run home run clear the wall in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, May 24, 2011

V-Tek Kicks In, Sox Win in Ohio

Boston 4, Cleveland 2 | Tribe runs into Trouble with Beckett
That's Progressive: Josh Beckett and his AL Low 1.69 ERA
David Ortiz: .341, 7 Homers, 9 RBI... Last 20 games
Will Dustin Pedroia ever be 100 percent again?
That's Rich: Can't get over The Hill

"I think I won here in the playoffs. It's not my first win at Progressive Field. Those wins [in October] are bigger anyway, aren't they? Nah, not a big win at all [when he beat CC Sabathia in Game 5 of the 2007 ALCS]" -- Josh Beckett, wry and dry

A Dream Pilgrimage to Fenway Thanks to John Henry
Stadium Journey: Rank Fenway Park

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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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