The Red Sox reached the All Star break with a 3-2win over the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday afternoon. Darnell McDonald and David Ortiz homered for Boston, and Daisuke Matsuzaka was solid in picking up the win, as the Red Sox hit the break at 51-37, five games behind the Yankees in the AL East and three games behind the Tampa Rays for the Wild Card. Get the full links from today at RedSoxLinks.com.

Here are your top 10 articles from this morning:

Ready for recharging – Joe McDonald says that this break really could not have come at a better time for these battered and bruised Red Sox.

For most, All-Star break a chance to exhale = Brian MacPherson has many of the Red Sox looking forward to a couple days off.

First half highs and lows – John Tomase has a quick look back at the first half of the season for the Red Sox.

McDonald finally making a believer of everyone – Joe Haggerty looks at one of the Red Sox success stories from the first half, outfielder Darnell McDonald, who has finally gotten the chance to prove he can play at the big league level.

Futures scouts are peer group – Nick Cafardo checks out The Futures Game, and the Red Sox participant, righthander Stolmy Pimentel.

It strains the imagination: Now Beltre hurt – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the Red Sox suffering yet another injury yesterday.

Ellsbury disputes Red Sox’ account of injury, recovery – MacPherson gives a details account of where Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox differ on their views of the outfielder’s injury.

Why we care if C’s lose Tony Allen – If you knew halfway through the season that Tony Allen wouldn’t be coming back to the Celtics next season, would you have cared? Chris Forsberg explains why Allen signing with Memphis is suddenly a big blow to the Celtics.

Boston Bruins’ Development Camp was more than The Tyler Seguin Show– Mike Loftus reviews what he learned at the Bruins development camp last week.

Brian Hoyer Can Handle More Than Normal Patriots Backup Quarterback – Jeff Howe notes that Hoyer is already one of Tom Brady’s better backups.

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One thought on “Red Sox Hit Much-Needed Break

  1. Tony Allen isn't a big blow. There are guys out there that can defend at a similar level that can also shoot. Tony can't shoot and won't get better than what he is.

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