Lack in the Saddle Again
Lackey then and now
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John's Got The Finishing Touch

Lackey's signature postseason moment happened on Oct. 27, 2002 when he was the winning pitcher for the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the World Series against the Giants. That was before tonight.

Speier: 11 Years Later, Lackey In Position to Make History
Bob Lobel: The 2013 Retooled Boston Red Sox on Verge of Redemption
It Will Cost You About $1,918 To See Something Not Done Since 1918
And It Was 9 Years Ago Today, That Pedro Got Plunked at the Parade

"... while this team says it is playing for the city, the fans, the region and for each other, I believe them for once. Their sizable paychecks won’t bounce, but I believe their collective heart and motivation is pure. This is the first time I can ever remember wanting a team to win for itself. -- Bob Lobel, on Suite Sports


There's a Good Moon on the Rise

Boston Dirt Dogs
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Sox Take 5

MAGUIRE

Les Is Historically More
And Just One Win Away From Taking It All

David Ortiz! David Ortiz! David Ortiz! ... And David Ross!

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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

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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