not the cruelest month when you're papelbonTen saves in ten opportunities.
From the AP:
Red Sox 9 Devil Rays 6
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jason Varitek hit a tiebreaking single in a four-run ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, 9-to-6. Manny Ramirez homered.
Jonathan Papelbon struck out all three batters in the bottom half for his tenth save in 10 chances. He became the first big league pitcher to get ten saves in April after entering that season without a save.
Papelbon has a scoreless streak of 20 and a-third innings spanning 17 appearances dating to last year.
And from The Boston Globe's game recap:
Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save, tying Mike MacDougal's record for saves by a rookie through April (MacDougal had one in March, nine in April for Kansas City in 2003).