Sport: Two Princes for the Throne

Boston's Lynn and Rice vie for the Triple Crown

They are crippled with injuries, their fielding is sometimes erratic and their pitching is anemic. So what else is new? The Boston Red Sox, following a tradition they established long, long ago, are simply playing true to form. As ever was, their hitting is marvelous: with a team average of .290, they lead the majors. But September is coming, the cruel month when the Sox usually falter. As the pennant race quickens, and Boston struggles to redeem past failures by overtaking the Baltimore Orioles, the team's batting is extraordinary, even by its high...

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