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Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, David Price, Joe Kelly

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Today’s links look at the poor performances from the starters, the trouble after losing home field advantage, and a reunion at first base.

MLB: ALDS-Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox season is over, and part of the reason is that their starting pitchers couldn’t come through in the key situations. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

The pitching certainly wasn’t the only issue, though. (Nick Canelas; BP Boston)

Was the series over before it started after the Red Sox lost home field advantage? (John Tomase; WEEI)

For their part, the team dismisses this as a reasonable cause to their season’s demise. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

There were some laughs during the game as David Ortiz became reacquainted with Mike Napoli. (Darren Hartwell; NESN)

It didn’t work, but the Red Sox tried to get some luck with former playoff hero Troy O’Leary throwing out the first pitch. (Hayden Bird;

Joe Kelly left some tickets for the man who stole America’s heart at the last debate. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive)