Clean Upgrade
Pedroia gets a hit against the Kansas City Royals on July 26, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
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The Muddy Chicken Is Playing Like an MVP Again,
Keeps Hitting Streak Alive, Leads Sox to Win,
And Is Walking Tall in the Cleanup Spot

Boston 13, K.F.C. 9 | Pedroia, Ortiz Lead the Way to Win
And That's Zero Home Runs for the Home Run Derby Boys Since the Break
Now Comes Trade Deadline Time, Thanks Andrew Miller, This Bud's Not For You
Long, Late Night Turns to Long Day Followed By Another Big Night for David Ortiz
Bob Ryan, Steve Buckley Scramble to Write About the Streak of Del Pratt in '22
At the End of the Day, Alfredo Aceves is 6-1

"He's a position player. He's just happy to get it over the plate. I hit it pretty good, but I can't supply that much power." -- Pedroia on not being able to hit outfielder Mitch Maier's 80 mph slider over the wall to complete the cycle

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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