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Boston starting pitcher Steven Wright had the knuckleball dancing so much Tuesday night in Houston that the Astros couldn't get any wood on it. Unfortunately, Red Sox backstop Ryan Lavarnway couldn't get any leather on it.
Lavarnway tied the Major League Baseball record for passed balls in an inning with four. The golden sombrero of catching feats. He would have had the record all to himself but for some generous scoring.
Lavarnway's four passed balls in an inning tied the mark first set in 1954 by Ray Katt of the New York Giants who was catching legendary knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm. Gino Petralli of the Texas Rangers tied the record in 1987 trying to catch another knuckleballer, Charlie Hough.
Sorry Ryan, Cooperstown's not calling for your glove, but maybe they should.
Before the start of the second inning, Red Sox manager John Farrell had seen all he needed from Wright and replaced him with Brandon Workman. No word if Houston s...
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Shortstop Stephen Drew is riding an eight game hitting streak in which he is batting .464, going 13-for-28 with a double, a home run, seven RBI, and nine walks. That streak just happens to coincide with the first...
One of the more interesting topics that continues to surround the 2013 Red Sox is who will play on the left side of the infield.
Right now, it looks like the plan is to have Stephen Drew play shortstop, but the plan at third base remains unclear. Boston is switching between Brandon Snyder and Brock Holt at third for now, but could it be waiting for the right moment to call up Xander...
John Lackey pitched another gem on Monday night in Houston, going six innings, striking out ten batters and only walking two. Unfortunately, Lackey also was tagged with the loss, dropping his record to 7-9 for the season.
During the baseballs stone-ages, Lackey’s under .500 record would be a reflection of the rough season that Lackey was having, or maybe how John Lackey somehow...
The Red Sox have set their rotation for the four-game series against the hot Kansas City Royals. Jon Lester will try to get back on track tonight, followed by Jake Peavy on Friday, (new ace) Felix Doubront on Saturday, and John Lackey on Sunday. Boston enters the series tied with the Atlanta (and formerly, Boston) Braves for the most wins in baseball (70).
It's expected that injured starting pitcher Clay Buchholz will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Houston.
This marks Buchholz first time on a mound since July 14. Buchholz got the green light from the team medical staff after completing a flat-ground session Sunday where he threw at "about 80 percent intensity."
"The last two...
The Boston Red Sox open their 10-game road trip Monday night against the lowly Astros at Minute Maid Ballpark. The Red Sox continued their success this weekend by taking two of three from the second place Diamonbacks. The Red Sox dropped a close one 7-6 to open the series on Friday but were able to beat NL Cy Young candidate Patrick Corbin on Saturday in Jake Peavy's debut...
If you've followed the Red Sox this season you know that the backend of the rotation has been stellar. Thanks to the resurgence of one John Lackey, the three thru five spots have carried the load, and kept the Red Sox afloat during many a games.
However, Felix Doubront has somehow continued to fly below the radar (or hidden within Lackey&...
Matt Thornton left his last appearance with an injury. That injury will now sideline him for a bit.
Thornton, who exited Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks after feeling a cramp in his side, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Pedro Beato has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Thornton’s spot on the Red Sox’ active roster...
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(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Your Boston Red Sox have won six of their last seven games coming from behind. Last night, their 27th comeback win of 2013 was a 7-5 win over the hapless Astros. The two big blows were a 2-run HR by Jonny Gomes in the seventh and a three-run HR by Stephen Drew in the top of the ninth. Not exactly a "walk-off", but it was their 18th win in...
Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice and Jonny Gomes added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit for a 15-10 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway tied a major league record with four passed balls in the first inning as he struggled to handle pitches from knuckleballer Steven Wright, and the Astros took a 3-0 lead.
The Red Sox clawed their way out of yet another hole tonight, beating the lowly Astros 15-10 in Houston to notch their 69th win of the year, matching last year's total.
John Farrell's decision to rest his usual rotation and start Steven Wright looked shaky, as Wright lasted just one inning and gave up three runs. Replacement Brandon Workman didn't fare much better...
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'Stros blank Sox? That just happened!
Monday night's Astros-Red Sox game was a pitcher's duel that went in favor of Houston's Brett Oberholtzer, who pitched seven innings of four hit ball for his second career win. Credit must also be given to John Lackey, the hard luck loser who went six plus innings and struck out ten. The...
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Thursday, August 8th, 2013.
Games – 7 AL Games – 2 NL Games – 5 IL Games – 0
American League Games (2):
Detroit Tigers (67-45) @ Cleveland Indians (62-52) – 7:05 pm In a series the Indians desperately needed to win or tie, they fell short now down 3-0 and the possibility of being swept. Zach McAllister (4-6, 3.47) will...
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Right now, the Red Sox are in the thick of a heated division battle with the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. That Yankees aren't included in this because their luck seems to have run out. Their captain, Derek Jeter probably will have a minimal role to play and Alex Rodriguez...well, you know. No point in reiterating...