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Don't close book on Red Sox yet

Papelbon serves notice that Boston isn't ready to pack it in

Updated: August 10, 2010, 9:15 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- The fear coming into this wraparound weekend was that the Boston Red Sox would come to Yankee Stadium and be sucked into a giant Bronx sinkhole.

Because Jon Lester, Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon showed no fear, that did not happen. After a pulsating 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Monday afternoon, the Red Sox headed into a Canadian sunset still visible -- and viable -- in the American League playoff scene.

"Do these people know I saved the game?'' ...

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