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Red Sox bullpen closes book on season

Papelbon, others can't hold lead in ninth as Boston's fleeting hopes fade away

Updated: September 5, 2010, 10:12 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Messed up beyond all recognition.

Not only were the Boston Red Sox swept by the Chicago White Sox this weekend at Fenway Park, the manner in which they lost Sunday afternoon completely embodies what has been happening of late.

M.U.B.A.R.

Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon suffered his seventh blown save of the season after allowing four runs on two hits and two walks in 1⅓ innings of work as the White Sox scored four times in the top of the ninth ...

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