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BOSTON — It’s easy to forget that Jarrod Saltalamacchia led the Red Sox in home runs last season. Then again, that forgetfulness sums up Salty’s presence within Boston’s potent lineup.
Saltalamacchia, who drilled two home runs in the Red Sox’ 10-5 victory over the Angels on Sunday, is one of the most gifted offensive catchers in baseball, yet his contributions often get overshadowed when Boston’s offense is rolling. It isn’t a sign of disrespect or a sign that Saltalamacchia’s efforts aren’t appreciated. It’s simply a matter of the 28-year-old doing his damage a little bit more quietly than some of the club’s other boppers.
“I think a few other guys are getting some of the notoriety offensively in what they’re doing, but he in some ways is quietly going along and putting up a strong year,” manager John Farrell said after Sunday’s win. “[His] average is better, [his] power’s still there. He continues to I think improve his overall handling of our [pitching] staff, and like I s
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(Photo: John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON-- According to a tweet from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is back from his rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox, while multi-purpose utility man Pedro Ciriaco has been designated for assignment. Cafardo tweeted this regarding the move earlier today. Pedro Ciriaco...
Felix Doubront has been something of an enigma for the Red Sox this season but has had solid starts in his last few outings. In fact, Doubront has racked up four straight quality starts after Sunday’s day game against the Angels.
The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits over six innings on Saturday with four strikeouts. Though he eventually look the loss, Doubront said...
Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz could have his next start pushed back at least a couple days.
Buchholz, 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA this season, left his start Saturday in the seventh inning in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader with what the team called ''neck tightness.''
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Buchholz may not be ready to throw his...
A fan proposing at a baseball game isn’t usually news. When it comes at an opponent’s ballpark? Well, that’s a little more interesting.
Some love-struck Boston fan popped the question during a Red Sox game on Monday, but it wasn’t at Friendly Fenway Park that he did so. Instead it was at Tropicana Field, in front of a half-full dome of people probably a little surprised that...
It appears nothing can derail Clay Buccholz‘s dominant start to the 2013 season.
After missing an appearance due to soreness in his right AC joint, the righty pitched five innings of scoreless baseball on Sunday in a 3-0 win over the Yankees. Buchholz struck out four and allowed just two hits and one walk.
That performance lowered his season ERA to 1.62. Buchholz is 8-0 on the...
David Ortiz had three RBIs and Dustin Pedroia added two RBIs to back up a strong start from Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night at historic Fenway Park. The win gave the Red Sox a split of the day/night doubleheader.
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Daniel Nava hit a tiebreaking single in the 14th inning and the
Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-8 on Monday night after
squandering two late leads in a testy game that included a
The Red Sox surge over the weekend helped them retain the best record in the American League, and the third best record in all of Major League Baseball. On Sunday the Red Sox used the long ball to power their way past the Los Angeles Angels, taking the rubber game of the series and winning the series. Here are the 3 stars of the game.
Star 3: Jacoby...
2:45 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks is back, and the odd man out, as has been speculated, is Pedro Ciriaco.
Ciriaco had his shining moments last season on a team that had little else to offer, but he hasn’t been anything but an average fill-in on the big league roster this year. With Jose Iglesias playing some truly inspired baseball in Middlebrooks’ absence, it only made sense to keep...
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There were certainly some notable family ties for the Red Sox when it came to this year’s MLB draft.
John Farrell’s youngest son, Luke, was drafted in the sixth round on Friday. On Saturday, Carl Yastrzemski’s grandson, Mike, got his call in the 14th round (429th overall).
This is actually the second time that Mike Yastrzemski has been drafted. He was selected by the Red Sox...
After being rained out last night, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Boston Red Sox will play their three game set in two days. First up is the first game of a day/night doubleheader (1:05 p.m., 7:15 p.m.)
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Angels television market, you can catch the...
The Boston Red Sox (37-24) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (26-34) play a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park today.
The Sox have won four of five and start the day with a two-game lead in the AL East. The Sox were 0-6 against the Angels last year.
The Angels have been a disappointment this season. Los Angeles has dropped five of its last six...
“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues June 9 with an American League battle featuring Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels taking on David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox at 1:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles’ Joe Blanton is scheduled to take the mound against Boston’s probable starting pitcher Ryan Dempster. In the TBS broadcast booth, Dick Stockton will call the action alongside analyst...
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10
Arms: Monday: John Lackey, RHP (3-5, 2.79 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb, RHP (6-2, 2.39 ERA)
Tuesday: Jon Lester, LHP (6-2, 3.60 ERA) vs. Roberto Hernandez, RHP (3-6, 5.03 ERA)
Wednesday: TBA vs. Chris Archer, RHP (1-1, 4.91 ERA)
Yard: Tropicana Field Watch it: NESN...