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:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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