By Sean McAdam
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BALTIMORE -- On Sunday night, in a marathon, 14-inning gameagainst the Yankees, Jonathan Papelbon showed electric stuff,dominating hitters.
Tuesday night, he wasn't quiteas dominant in part because he threw 29 pitches in the previous outing.He gave up a run in the ninth on two hits, but successfully protectedthe lead.
And he enjoyed every minute ofit.
He endured an epic at-bat with Adam Jones forthe final out, with Jones fouling off a handful of pitches and takingsome pitches just outside the strike zone.
Finally,on the 10th pitch of the at-bat, Papelbon got Jones to hit a weaktapper to Jed Lowrie for the final out.
"That's justthe way it's going to be," said Papepbon of the demands of the inning."I don't know if you could see out there, but there were a couple oftimes when I had a little grin on my face. I enjoy that. That'sbaseball. It doesn't get any better thanthat."
"It's fun. It's what it's allabout."