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After getting spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to take the series finale tonight in the rubber game of a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
Alfredo Aceves makes his fifth start (eighth appearance) for the Red Sox in 2013. In his previous seven appearances (four starts), Aceves is 2-1 with a 6.57 ERA. He has not faced the Rays in 2013 and was 0-1 with 6.48 ERA and three saves in seven appearances in 2012. He's made 19 career appearances against the Rays and is 2-1 with a 2.39 ERA and three saves. He is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA and two saves in 11 career appearances at the Trop.
Chris Archer makes just his third start of 2013 for the Rays. In his p...
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The word “All star” and the name Daniel Nava didn’t appear to be synonymous with each other when the season began. In fact it didn’t seem certain that Nava would even have a job with the Red Sox after Boston signed outfielders Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino, and then traded for Mike Carp. Perhaps the word “adversity” and the name Daniel Nava would be more synonymous...
Jacoby Ellsbury’s season has essentially been a microcosm of his career.
He’s been up. He’s been down. He’s been injured. He’s been criticized. He’s been defended. And he’s been arguably the most difficult player on the Red Sox to gauge.
Sounds familiar, right?
This season is a big one for Ellsbury because of his impending free agency. The hope was that Ellsbury could...
Anything you have to say about tonight's 8-3 loss against the Rays begins and ends with Jon Lester.
Sure, there were near-fireworks when Rays starter Rofaustoberto Hernancarmonadez, still pitching in the 8th inning with a five-run lead and a high pitch count, drilled Dustin Pedroia. All sides behaved themselves, but it was so obvious that Joe Maddon had ordered retailiation...
Clay Buchholz has not suffered a setback. Let's make that clear up front. The Boston Red Sox ace may not make his scheduled start on Sunday simply because the team wants to be as careful as they can with him. Buchholz has been battling a sore neck and AC joint, and the team wants him to be healthy before he goes out and pitches again.
According to Ian Browne of MLB...
Up by two runs in the tenth inning, the Red Sox turned to Andrew Bailey to close the game and send Boston home with a win.
Unfortunately, things didn’t work out quite so easily, as the Red Sox closer suffered an inexplicably loss of control, walking three on the way to yielding two runs and earning the blown save. However, thankfully for Bailey and Boston, Koji Uehara and Franklin...
Mike Napoli is apparently feeling under the weather.
Napoli, who started Thursday’s game at first base, was replaced by Mike Carp before the start of the bottom of the third inning. The Red Sox have since announced that Napoli exited because of illness.
Napoli doubled against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in the second inning, but nothing stuck out while he ran the bases. He later...
Boston Red Sox hurler John Lackey took exception to Tampa Bay Rays Matt Joyce crushing his less than impressive offering out of the ball park. Lackey proceeded to nail Joyce square in the back, who expressed his displeasure to Lackey stating it was “Fried Bologna” numerous times. Joyce then got in a shoving match with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia who intercepted Joyce down...
There are nine Boston Red Sox players listed on the 2013 All-Star ballot, one for every position, including designated hitter.
With the game a month away, David Ortiz appears a lock to make the team. Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury have a good chance to make it as well. A Red Sox player deserving a spot is not even on the ballot; Daniel Nava.
If the Rays want revenge for John Lackey‘s beaning of Matt Joyce on Monday, they’re not likely to get it early on Tuesday night. After all, neither team can afford to lose a starting pitcher in this game, after they both burned up their bullpens in an extra-inning affair the last time out.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette isn’t ruling out any unruly behavior from the two teams...
A relatively refreshing rubber match. After 18 combined runs in the first game, 11 combined runs in the second game, the Red Sox out-pitched the Rays in to take the 2-1 win, winning their eighth game against the team from the gulf.
Here are the four bases:
First Base: Escaping by the skin of their fingers. The rotation in this series should have gone 0-3, considering they combined...
As of this morning, exactly 40% of the 2013 season is in the books for your Carmine Hose. They have won 40 of their first 65 games—a pace that would net them 100 wins (actually 99.63, but we're rounding up). The last time they hit the century mark was sixty-seven years ago in 1946—the year they lost the World Series to the Cardinals on the Enos Slaughter scamper to the home...
After spending Wednesday as a pinch runner and defensive replacement for Mike Carp, Shane Victorino is back in the lineup on Thursday as the Red Sox open a series against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Felix Doubront has a nice matchup against the Birds, as their best hitters, Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Manny Machado, are all better against righties. J.J. Hardy and Nate McLouth have...
The Red Sox have started their 4 game series with the Tampa Bay Rays with a split of the first two games. The first game went to extra innings before the Sox defeated the Rays and then in the second game the Sox lost. Here are the stars of the games:
Star 3: Dustin Pedroia
In the 14 inning game most players got to step to the plate 7 times...
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