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David Ortiz got a scheduled day off Tuesday night against Oakland, but the Red Sox desginated hitter is right back in the lineup on Thursday afternoon in the conclusion of a three-game series.
Ortiz is back in the cleanup hole for the rubber game of the three-game set when the Red Sox get set to take on Brett Anderson and the Athletics. Ortiz has had some success against the Oakland southpaw. The Boston designated hitter is 4-for-13 in his career with a double against Anderson.
Daniel Nava will also get the day off with the left-handed Anderson going for the A’s. Jonny Gomes will be in the lineup, hitting sixth and playing left field.
Anderson has handled the Red Sox pretty well in his career. The 25-year-old lefty is 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA in eight career starts against the Red Sox. The Oakland starter is 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA in four career starts at Fenway Park. He went six innings and gave up just one run in a win over the Sox last season on Sept. 2.
Jon Lester will get the ball for ...
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David Ortiz went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, boosting his batting average over .500 as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-2 Thursday night to win their eighth straight series opener.
Ortiz, who also scored three runs, is 11 for 20 (.550) with five RBIs since returning last weekend. He missed 71 of last year's final 72 games and most of the first three weeks...
The Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A on Wednesday. Aceves had struggled after being moved into the Red Sox rotation for an injured John Lackey.
In 17 2/3 innings of work Aceves had a 8.66 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. After his latest outing he claimed that the strike zone was too small.
With the demotion of Aceves the Red Sox promoted catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Lavarnway’s...
According to a report from the Portland Press Herald’s Kevin Thomas, Daniel Bard will be recalled to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
Thomas reports that Bard got word after Tuesday’s game. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs so far this season.
Bard last pitched for the big league club last Sept. 28 in a 9-1 loss...
MLB News: The Boston Red Sox recalled catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday to serve as the backup catcher as well as possible platoon catcher that hits against left-handed pitching.
Fantasy Ramifications: Lavarnway holds no fantasy baseball value.
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Mike Napoli is so hot right now, but its certainly not sustainable
If the 2013 Boston Red Sox season hadn’t already begun to look like a complete 180 degree spin from last year’s debacle, then Monday night’s comeback win should help convince the fans and the pundits even more. So far in 2013, the Boston Red Sox had survived thanks to their pitching and timely hitting. Down...
Of all the excuses…in all the universe…why?
Red Sox former relief pitcher turned starter was crushed in Tuesday’s game vs the Oakland A’s in which he gave up 7 earned runs and the Sox eventually lost 13-0.
Rain cut short the brutally one sided affair and afterwards Aceves offered up the following to explain his bad showing:
“It’s hard to explain to you guys,…You...
After leaving Saturday's game with back stiffness and missing both games of Sunday's doubleheader, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino left a game again last night with the same problem.
According to Evan Drellich of MassLive.com, Boston manager John Farrell said Victorino's replacement was "precautionary":
"His back tightened up again...
The Boston Red Sox could activate pitcher John Lackey from the disabled list on Sunday to make a start against the Houston Astros. Lackey pitched at a Double-A game on Monday going 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five.
Lackey has been sidelined since suffering a right biceps strain in his first start of the season.
Th 34-year-old Lackey lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his...
SI also features a regional cover this week of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes pumping his fists in the air after beginning a game-winning rally with a double in Saturdays’ emotional victory at Fenway Park. The image falls under the headline: “Strong. Triumph After Tragedy.” SI managing editor Chris Stone on why this regional cover was chosen:
“From a sports context...
By now, Daniel Bard‘s struggles in 2012 have been well documented.
After struggling early in the season after transitioning to a starting role and subsequently developing a bout of Steve Blass disease, Bard was sent to Pawtucket, never to return. Except now, after starting the 2013 campaign in Double-A Portland, has finally come back to the big club, and is back in his familiar...
Coming off a frustrating weekend series loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox rebounded this week with a series win over the Oakland Athletics by taking two out of three from them. It was the first series win for Boston vs. the Athletics since August 26-27, 2011 at Fenway Park after going 1-8 against them in 2012. The key in the series for the Red Sox was getting timely...
Alfredo Aceves has ruffled some feathers in the past, but his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket has nothing to do with any behavioral issues, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
Farrell said before Thursday’s game that Aceves’ demotion was “performance-based, solely.” Some may find that hard to believe, but the right-hander has certainly endured his fair share of struggles...
It was a dark and stormy night, but this is no horror story… At least not for the Oakland A’s it wasn’t.
The A’s snapped their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 13-0 pounding of the Boston Red Sox in a game that was called due to rain in the seventh inning.
Oakland jumped on the board in the third inning and pushed six runs across the plate in the top half of the...
The last time the Red Sox swept a four-game series, it was Boston’s final homestand before the 2011 All-Star Break when they pounded the Orioles a combined 32-13 at Fenway.
Boston’s best chance this year for a four-game sweep likely will be this weekend’s visit when the Astros come to town as they continue playing their first season in the American League. They are the first...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox responded to a good old-fashioned beatdown by bouncing back and grinding out a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Wednesday. Now, the Sox’ focus turns to the Astros, who arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday for the start of a four-game set.
Houston, in its first year in the American League West, figures to have a difficult season ahead. The Astros are a very young...