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And We Officially Have Ourselves a Closer Controversy

Boston 6, Oakland 5 | Sox Are Out There Grinding
Looks Like Papelbon, Throws Like Papelbon, Is He The Next Papelbon?
The Embattled Stephen Drew Gets Iglesias Mob Off His Back for One Night
Will David Ortiz Hit .500 All Season Long? No, But He Might Homer Soon
Not Exactly a Walk in the Park for Lester. Wait, Actually It Was
How Low Can Middlebrooks Go?
Red Flag? Victorino's Bad Back

"When you look at him, he looks like he’s pitching with his hair on fire, but he’s out there with a definite plan and he’s able to execute it." -- Red Sox John Farrell

"I work, man. I work. I'm old enough to know what I need to do to stay there. Right now I'm not where I want to be, so I'm not trying to juice some balls. I'm trying to stay with what they give me. You see how they pitch me. I got to be patient." -- An F-bomb-free Big Papi

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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