Trailing 5-1 in the ninth inning, the Red Sox rallied for four runs in the frame, and then pushed across a run in the 11th inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles yesterday afternoon. That ends the nine game road trip with a 6-3 record.

Amalie Benjamin has the Red Sox turning the tables on the Orioles and staging a late inning comeback of their own. Sean McAdam says that this was just turnabout being fair play and all. Joe McDonald has the Sox bouncing back from their devastating collapse the night before.

Adam Kilgore has Jonathan Papelbon picking up his team record 133rd career save. Rob Bradford says that there is still a lot left in the Papelbon story. Steve Buckley has more on the Sox closer packing up the franchise record for saves. McDonald has more from the new-time saves leader for the Red Sox.

Brian MacPherson has the bullpen redeeming themselves for Thursday’s disaster. Steve Buckley has Julio Lugo trying to make the best of a bad situation. Alex Speier has a detailed look at the Red Sox draft class.

Dan Shaughnessy has baseball taking a swing at ALS this weekend.

Ron Borges reviews the HBO documentary on Ted Williams, which had a screening at Fenway Park last night. Ken Fang has a recap of the screening, which he was able to attend, ( Iwas invited, but unable to attend last night) and has a few pictures from the event to share. He’ll have a full recap of the documentary closer to its premiere on HBO.

Bill Reynolds reviews Minor League Mom: A Mother’s Journey Through the Red Sox Farm Teams

Benjamin’s notebook examines another rough afternoon for Jason Bay. McAdam’s notebook has more on the slumping Bay. McDonald’s Red Sox journal has Bay unfazed after going 0-for-Baltimore.


From there “give credit where credit is due” department, Gary Tanguay of Comcast SportsNet has been talking for days about the Celtics interest in Rasheed Wallace. Yesterday, Danny Ainge confirmed that the team is interested, and a report by Adrian Wojnarowski had Ainge on Wallace’s doorstep at midnight Wednesday to pitch to him.

Frank Dell’Apa says Ainge merely phoned Wallace’s agent at midnight, but the former Piston is their top priority. Mark Murphy has more on the Celtics plans to court Wallace.

Murphy has Leon Powe and the Celtics saying their good-byes. Robert Lee has the Celtics introducing draft pick Lester Hudson. Lenny Megliola has Hudson living a dream. Jeff Goodman has Paul Pierce saying he was never concerned that Rajon Rondo was going to be traded.

Buddy Thomas ponders the future of Phil Jackson.

Dell’Apa’s notebook has Leon Powe headed to free agency. Murphy’s notebook has Glen Davis monitoring offers. In his notebook, Jim Fenton has more on Powe and Davis.


Fluto Shinzawa has the Bruins starting free agency by signing Montreal forward Steve Begin. Stephen Harris has an ex-rival getting a fresh start with the Bruins. Mike Loftus says bygones are bygones with Begin. Bud Barth weighs in on the Bruins signings yesterday. Loftus also has the Bruins re-signing Byron Bitz.

Harris says that Day 1 of NHL free agency wasn’t a big deal for the Bruins.


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