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On Saturday the Red Sox faced the possibility of losing hold of sole possession of first place. A loss to the Yankees and a Tampa Bay victory would mean that the top of the AL East was once again even. But that outcome did not come to pass thanks in no small part to a member of the roster who has had a far larger than expected role in the Sox’ season spent almost entirely in first.
John Lackey the Red Sox’ de facto ace for much of the season had given fans a bit of a scare this month by pitching through a rolled ankle against the Astros on Aug. 5 then getting hit around out of the games in his start six days later against the Royals.
But Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park facing a Yankee lineup much improved over the version he saw just under a month ago a crowd of 37517 saw what was arguably Lackey’s best performance in at least a month in a 6-1 win over New York.
The right-hander shut down New York batters for 6 2/3 strong innings allowing one run on six hits and three walks. Jo...
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Score another point in the image rehabilitation process for John Lackey. The Red Sox right-hander joined a growing number of current MLB players stating that Alex Rodriguez should not be allowed to play for the Yankees during his appeal. Said Lackey: "I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do. How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not...
A little heightened Red Sox Yankees tension.
John Lackey isn’t really one to hold back, so it comes as no surprise that he would voice his opinion on the A-rod playing while appealing suspension situation.
I’ve got a problem with it. You bet I do,” Lackey said on Thursday. “How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he’s playing. I’m not sure that’s...
BOSTON — It’s hard to believe that John Lackey went longer than a month without winning a ballgame.
Lackey, who has been the Red Sox’ best pitcher at times this season, entered Saturday’s game having gone five straight starts without a win despite tossing at least six innings in each of those outings. He needed a victory more than ever Saturday, and he responded by turning...
That was exactly the kind of performance the Red Sox needed out of John Lackey. The only numbers you need are six-and-two-thirds innings and one earned run. The offense pounded out 14 hits and the fielding was flawless. Those are the ingredients for a win.
Lackey’s outing stopped a three-game skid, preventing the first four-game losing streak of the season. They are the only...
Things are turning bleak for the Boston Red Sox, who lost their third straight game and sixth of their last eight. A four-game lead in the AL East has dwindled to just one over the Tampa Bay Rays and after a 10-3 thumping by the rival New York Yankees, those in Red Sox Nation are beginning to fear the worse.
The Sox (72-52) can certainly turn it...
Photo courtesy of NESN.com TORONTO-- As if this Boston Red Sox- New York Yankees series was not exciting enough, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey may have added a little fuel to the fire. Speaking to the Boston Globe on Thursday, Lackey says he has a problem with the fact that that Alex Rodriguez, who hit a home run off Lackey in the pitcher’s first Major League game in 2002 , is still...
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BOSTON — There were no beanballs, heated exchanges or extended glances. When Alex Rodriguez and John Lackey squared off at Fenway Park on Saturday, it was business as usual for both competitors.
Lackey made headlines earlier this week when he spoke out about the whole A-Rod situation. According to the right-hander, it was a classic case of something being made out of nothing.
John Lackey, who has been proclaimed as the Boston Red Sox best pitcher this season, made news on Friday for running his mouth a little bit. This is nothing new for John Lackey who has many times made news in the media. There was the time that John Lackey predicted that his Angels would beat the Red Sox, there was the time that Lackey got mad at the Boston media because he was pitching...
Seems like everyone has an opinion of whether or not New York Yankees 3B/DH Alex Rodriguez should be allowed to play during his performance-enhancing drug (PED) appeal, count rival Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey in that group. According to the Boston Globe’s Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham, Lackey is taking serious issue that he has to face A-Rod in this weekend’s series...
The Boston Red Sox are beginning a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Friday night at Fenway Park. John Lackey is scheduled to pitch for Boston on Saturday, but he is not looking forward to facing Alex Rodriguez. It’s not that he fears the Yankees slugger — he just doesn’t think he deserves […]
Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, David Ortiz homered and John Lackey held down New York's resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday.
Ortiz, Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Carp and Daniel Nava each had two hits for the AL East leaders, who won for only the third time in nine games.
Alfonso Soriano extended...
The Red Sox return to Fenway Park Friday night to face old rivals the New York Yankees. The Sox are 6-3 against the Yankees this season, but they have yet to face them with Alex Rodriguez in the lineup.
A-Rod was among the 13 players suspended for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy. While the other's accepted their 50-game suspensions...
For the first time since the Biogenesis scandal, Alex Rodriguez is in Boston and will suit up for the Yankees on Friday night at Fenway Park as they open up a three-game set with the Red Sox. That doesn’t sit well with a couple of Red Sox players.
Rodriguez has been cleared to play for the remainder of the season while he appeals the 211-game suspension that was handed down to...
Hiroki Kuroda (11-7, 2.33 ERA) continues his run for the Cy Young against John Lackey (7-10, 3.32 ERA) at Fenway. Kuroda’s been brilliant all year, and with CC Sabathia‘s struggles, has been the Yankees’ ace. In his last start against the Angels, he allowed three hits in eight shutout innings. He hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since June 30. ”His offspeed...