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Papelbon Suffers Rare Blown Save

Oakland first team to break through against star Boston closer

(Newser) - Jonathan Papelbon, Boston's marquee closer, blew his first save of the season against the Athletics, and saw his hitherto sparkling ERA swell. Rookie outfielder Travis Buck hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, and Dan Johnson hit the go-ahead RBI double in the tenth off reliever Brendan... More »

Sox Submarine Seattle In Fenway Debut

Weaver undone by Boston bats; Beckett shines in home opener

(Newser) - After four snowed-out days in Cleveland, the Mariners' nightmare roadtrip continued at Fenway. The Sox chased former Cardinals World Series hero Jeff Weaver with seven runs in two innings en route to a 14-3 win; Boston leadoff man Julio Lugo got on base four times in the first four frames.... More »

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