Intentional Wallop

David Ortiz hit his 11th career walkoff home run (his 10th with the Red Sox) to close Thursday's 6-3 win over the Rangers
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

That's the Ortiz Of Old. Snap, Crackle, Papi.

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But We'll Also Take Back Adrian Beltre, The One That Got Away
There's No Place Like Gomes, The Best .202 Hitter In Baseball
Papi's Gonna Need Another Truck, Sincerely John Henry
Did Ellsbury Have a Little Gregory Campbell's Soup?
Les Horrible Than He's Been Lately
Hot Nava Cools Off

"They don't like to mess with Papi late in the game. They stopped doing that. In that kind of situation, pretty much most of the time it's either a walk or something else happens. I just keep my patience." -- David Ortiz on himself

Frank Galasso illustration

One Tough Righthander

Before the game, the Red Sox honored Marathon bombing survivor Mery Daniel, who was wheeled to the mound by Ortiz where she delivered the game ball.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

Mery Daniels Is Making Boston Stronger

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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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