Found July 28, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
After being Granderslammed last night 10-3, the Boston Red Sox really need to get back on track in the middle game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and will be broadcast to 77% of the country on FOX. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network. After being embarrassed his last time out, Jon Lester looks to turn his fortunes back around in his 21st of 2012. In his previous 20 starts, Lester is 5-8 with a 5.46 ERA. He took the loss in his only start of the season against the Yankees after allowing four runs in 4.1 innings back on July 8th. Lester has made 18 career starts against the Bronx Bombers and is 8-4 with a 4.33 ERA. 10 of those starts have come in the Bronx where he is 6-2 with a 3.75 ERA. CC Sabathia will make his third start since returning from the DL and it will be his 18th start of the season. In his previous 17 st...

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Andrew Bailey Willing to Let Alfredo Aceves Finish the Season as the Red Sox Closer If Needed

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Scott Atchison Hits Setback in Pawtucket, And Will Have More Tests On His Forearm

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Breaking News: Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster has been ‘kidnapped’

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Red Sox Must Do Something, Anything Before Trade Deadline to Provide Much-Needed Shakeup

For weeks now, we've been wondering if the Sox will be buyers or sellers at next Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. It no longer matters. Either would be acceptable. As long as this team does something. The Sox had a much-needed day off Thursday in New York after losing two of three in Texas. They've lost five of six overall and 15 of 24. Not a trend that builds confidence...

With a Win, Red Sox Would Be Back at .500 and Earn a Series Win Against Yankees

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Sox Stumble into Series with Yanks

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Clay Buchholz's Domination of Rangers Propels Righty to Second Consecutive Amica Pitcher of the Week Award

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Ortiz Set To Return Soon

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Game 100: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

Time: 7:05 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI Red Sox (49-50) Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Saltalamacchia C Middlebrooks 3B Nava DH Aviles SS Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50) Yankees (59-39) Jeter SS Granderson CF Cano 2B Teixeira 1B Ibanez LF Jones DH Chavez 1B Ichiro RF Martin C Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09)

Add movie mogul to Bobby Valentine's resume

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Add movie mogul to Bobby Valentine's lengthy resume. The Boston Red Sox manager is an executive producer of a new documentary on Dominican baseball prospects, ''Ballplayer: Pelotero,'' a film that drew criticism from baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. And his production company has more pictures...

Apparently the Whole Team Didn't Get the Memo

Make no mistake about it - this is an important series for the Red Sox. And to drop the 1st game of a 3-game set in the Bronx against the Yankees with 60-something games left on the schedule was not supposed to be part of the plan.The Yankees pounded out 10 hits in a resounding 10-3 win over the Red Sox. The Red Sox slammed three home runs off Yankee starter Phil Hughes, including...
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