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Rob Bradford has Manny Ramirez’s eighth inning home run leaving he and rest of the Red Sox all smiles as the team erased a 5-2 deficit coming into the frame and pushing them towards the eventual 6-5 Boston victory. Nick Cafardo has Manny changing the game with one swing last night. Bob Ryan also offers up a rundown of last night’s events. Joe McDonald has more on Manny and Moss bringing the Red Sox back in the eighth. Dom Amore has the Red Sox getting a huge lift from Manny’s homer last night. Garry Brown has the Red Sox benefiting from their return to Fenway this week. Paul Jarvey has another Manny moment at Fenway. Joe Haggerty has Manny hitting the big blast last night.
Sean McAdam says that if the Red Sox choose to make a trade this month, they have plenty of bait available in the minors. Tony Massarotti says that Barry Bonds could present a certain value to the Red Sox – as long as he is kept in check. Jon Couture says that Bonds is not worth the headache. Mike Fine says that Bonds is unlikely to be walking through the Red Sox clubhouse door. Steven Krasner goes inside the game and tells us that the little things that Dustin Pedroia did last night factored big into the win. Alex Speier says that the Red Sox are confident in Jon Lester and happy to have him even without Johan Santana.
Lenny Megliola has Brandon Moss playing hero alongside Manny last night. Massarotti also has a look at Brandon Moss, who capped off the comeback last night, and continues to impress at the major league level. Baxter Holmes has more on Moss, who as a member of “El Bencho” came through when called upon. Krasner reports on Kevin Cash, who got the start behind the plate last night in place of the slumping Jason Varitek. Bill Burt says that saving Julio Lugo is becoming more and more difficult
Ryan examines the Minnesota Twins as a whole, noting how they keep contending after losing big names year after year.
Tom Kielty talks to Craig Hansen about his lack of musical taste.
Bradford’s notebook looks at the innings piling up for Jon Lester, who will now get an extended rest over the All Star break. Cafardo’s notebook has GM Theo Epstein looking to boost his club from within this month. Amore’s notebook has Terry Francona remaining calm over his team’s hitting slump. Brown’s notebook has the bullpen making some strides for the Red Sox. Jarvey’s notebook says Epstein isn’t ready to make a deal. Burt’s notebook has the Sox getting minimum salary and maximum effort from Moss.
Fluto Shinzawa has Patrice Bergeron and Manny Fernandez returning to the ice for the Bruins in their developmental camp yesterday. Stephen Harris has the two Bruins veterans standing out among the youngsters in camp. Bud Barth has Bergeron saying that he feels great, while Mike Loftus says that the pair can’t wait to get their comebacks underway. Loftus has draftee Jamie Arniel vowing to learn from his recent arrest. Shinzawa’s notebook has more on Arniel.
Christopher L. Gasper has Kevin Faulk pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of simple marijuana possession.
Mark Shanahan has WHDH-TV sports reporter Julie Donaldson testifying against her abusive boyfriend and detailing the incidents of violence against her.