Sport: Big Week

At baseball's midseason mark last week, the big news was the resurgent Boston Red Sox. Moving in against the first-place Chicago White Sox for a four-game series, the Red Sox needed to win three to take the league lead. They did, but only after playing one of the longest, most exciting marathons in baseball history.

Some 50,000 fans sat on the edge of their seats for the first game, which the Red Sox finally won, after staving off Chicago's two-run rally in the ninth inning. Clyde Vollmer, the least celebrated member of Boston's all-star outfield, won the game with a seventh-inning...

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