Captain Crunch

Jason Varitek trots back to the dugout after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Drew Carpenter during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game, Thursday, June 30, 2011
(AP)

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"[Lester] held on and kept us in the game. He's the story today." -- Jason Varitek, the rest of the story

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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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