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Jason Bay hit his 20th home run of the season, and Josh Beckett picked up his 10th win of the season as the Red Sox beat the A’s 5-2 last night at Fenway Park.
Adam Kilgore has Josh Beckett proving to be the stopper that the Red Sox needed last night. Michael Silverman has the Red Sox All Stars leading the way for Boston last night. Daniel Barbarisi has Beckett loving Fenway Park. Paul Doyle has more on Beckett enjoying the Fenway stage. Ron Chimelis has Bay feeling a lot better about himself after this one. Bill Doyle has Beckett joining Tim Wakefield in the 10 win club. Bill Burt has Beckett and Bay finally looking like All Stars. Jim Fenton has Beckett continuing to look strong after his bad April.
Dan Shaughnessy applauds Terry Francona and the Red Sox for how they handled Dustin Pedroia’s family emergency the other night. Steve Buckley has similar praise for Francona and how he insisted Pedroia spend the night with his wife at the hospital. Mike Fine also looks at how Francona has cared for his players.
Ben Collins has Jason Bay getting back on track with a home run early last night. Buckley has Bay climbing out of his rut and displaying his power last night. Barbarisi has Bay believing that his slump may be over for now. Fenton also looks at Bay showing signs of slipping out of his slump last night. Alex Speier says that Josh Beckett has never been better than he is right now.
Silverman says that the Red Sox lineup might be a work in progress the rest of the season. Brian MacPherson looks at how Aaron Bates earned himself a callup. Barbarisi has Bates bringing his father’s memory to Fenway with him. Burt looks at the Anatomy of a rookie in profiling Bates.
Rob Bradford examines whether the Red Sox really have a shot at Roy Halladay.
Kilgore’s notebook has John Smoltz insisting that he’s pitching better than his 0-2 record and 6.60 ERA would indicate. Silverman’s notebook has Pedroia back in the lineup last night. Barbarisi’s Red Sox journal has more on Pedroia back in the lineup after a scary night at the hospital with his wife. Doyle’s notebook has more on Pedroia. Chimelis’ notebook has more on Pedroia’s baby watch. Doyle’s notebook has more on Bate’s tribute to his dad.
Jim Fenton looks at the improvements made by the Eastern Conference contenders. Tim Weisberg says that there are two sides to Rasheed Wallace’s reputation. Mark Murphy has Eastern conference foes weighing in on the Wallace signing.
Mike Loftus has a report from the first day of Bruins development camp, where the team’s three most recent first round picks are among the attendees. Stephen Harris has ’08 first rounder Joe Colborne bulking up a bit. Fluto Shinzawa has ’07 selection Zach Hamill hoping to impress the Bruins brass.
Mark Farinella thinks we could see Junior Seau yet again.
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell reports that Boston might not get an Ultimate Fighting Championship event until next year.
Greg Saulmon has a tribute to retiring Springfield Republican sports columnist Garry Brown.
Michael Felger and Curt Schilling go head-to-head on the topic of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Who to side with? Felger, I guess, though I think I’d rather root for nuclear annihilation.
Ken Fang has Wednesday’s Viewing Picks.