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Thrill ride with a double loop

Hours after Brady's Patriots post last-second win, Papi's Red Sox one-up them

Updated: October 14, 2013, 7:22 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The feel-good, redoubtable redeem team was unraveling. The Detroit Tigers' pitching wizard, Max Scherzer, had reduced the Boston Red Sox to a lineup of impotent flailers who could neither catch up with his fastball or solve his devastating slider.

Boston starter Clay Buchholz had imploded in the fifth and was chased from the game trailing 5-0, and it was fair to wonder if the "B Strong" cut into the grass of the Fenway outfield would soon be amended to "B Gone."

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