Sox Claw One Out Against Tigers

The Red Sox put an end to their six game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park last night.

John Tomase has Jonathan Papelbon nailing down the win with a big save last night. Adam Kilgore has the Sox finding safe haven at Fenway Park. Paul Doyle has the Red Sox finally scoring a few runs. Kevin McNamara says that perhaps getting back home was exactly what the Red Sox needed right now. Ron Chimelis has the Sox still needing to grind this one out in the end. Bill Ballou has the Sox picking up a win that for now seems very very critical.

Dan Shaughnessy has the Red Sox finding a measure of relief from their recent woes last night. Mike Fine has Terry Francona catching grief from fans while driving his car because of the recent Sox woes. Steve Buckley asserts that being back at Fenway was enough to cure the Sox ails. Brian MacPherson says it’s more about getting back to their old approach. Bill Burt has Jim Leyland saying that the Red Sox shouldn’t be counted out. Jon Couture says that the Red Sox are facing a new reality now. Rob Bradford has the Red Sox finding some normalcy.

Ben Collins has Jonathan Papelbon quick to slam the door on the Tigers last night. Joe McDonald tabs Nick Green as the offensive hero last night. Buckley looks at the whirlwind journey from the (amateur) Industrial League in Japan to the majors in America for Junichi Tazawa. Chimelis examines how things got to this point, where the Sox are now depending on Tazawa. Glen Farley has the Red Sox excited to see Tazawa pitch at Fenway.

MacPherson has NH’s Chris Lambert a recent call-up for the Tigers.

Gerry Callahan says that David Ortiz now needs to show he can handle pressure. Bill Reynolds says that Ortiz carries the Red Sox season on his shoulders.

Tomase’s notebook has Nick Green delivering once again. Kilgore’s notebook has Tim Wakefield taking significant steps towards returning to the club. The Projo Red Sox journal has Victor Martinez excited to play before the Fenway fans. Chimelis’ notebook has Wakefield throwing a simulated game yesterday. Doyle’s notebook has Terry Francona expressing confidence in Tazawa. Ballou’s notebook has more on Wakefield working his way back.

Patriots

Christopher L. Gasper has the Patriots giving Benjamin Watson plenty of competition in camp as they renew focus on the tight end position. Karen Guregian has Watson back out on the field yesterday, just trying to compete for a job. Tim Whelan Jr. has Watson just trying to stay a factor in the Patriots offense at this point. Christopher Price says that it might even be hard to figure out where Watson fits in right now.

Shalise Manza Young has Jonathan Wilhite making a strong impression in his second camp. Rich Garven looks at how a local connection has made safety Brandon McGowan feel at home in New England. Jeff Howe has Greg Lewis establishing himself as the new funnyman with the Patriots. Mark Farinella has Darius Butler taking a backup role while the learns about NFL life.

Albert Breer says that Tom Brady is getting better with every practice. Ian R. Rapoport writes about Brady’s appearance on “Entourage.”

Jessica Fargen has Tebucky Jones saying that NFL teams routinely discard severely injured players.

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The Globe notebook has the team checking out Vonnie Holliday. Guregian’s notebook says it hasn’t been said yet how much if any, Tom Brady will play Thursday night. Young’s Patriots journal has more on the competition for Watson. Garven’s notebook has the Patriots perhaps looking to play more 4-3 this season. Farinella’s notebook has Watson aware that he is just fighting for a job at this point.

Celtics/Misc

The Celtics officially announced a pair of signings yesterday, inking Glen “Big Baby” Davis to a two year deal, and signing Sheldon Williams to a one year deal. Frank Dell’Apa has Danny Ainge saying that this could be his best team yet.

Paul Flannery has Ainge and Davis happy to get this deal done and behind them after a frustrating summer. Dan Duggan also reports on Davis’ return. Duggan’s notebook has Williams coming to Boston for a fresh start.

Kevin Paul Dupont has Bruins first round pick Jordan Caron out 4-6 weeks with a fractured collarbone.

Steve Conroy has BC defensive end Alex Albright happy to get back on the field. Mark Blaudschun checks in with massive offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo. Conroy’s notebook has Frank Spaziani adjusting to his new role.