Found May 29, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
This week’s AL two-starters features the reigning Cy Young/MVP as well as Detroit’s other ace. Here are the AL two-start pitchers and other favorable matchups for Week 9: Two-Start Pitchers No-Brainers Justin Verlander: 5/29 @ BOS; 6/3 vs NYY – Verlander is a must-start in all leagues, even when facing these guys Jered Weaver: 5/28 vs NYY; 6/3 vs TEX – had one bad start after his no-hitter and that was against Texas Doug Fister: 5/28 @ BOS; 6/2 vs NYY – still looking for his first win despite a 1.84 ERA Results Week 6 – 6 GS, 4 QS, 2 W, 38.2 IP, 54 H+BB, 36 K’s, 17 ER, 3.96 ERA, 1.40 whip YTD – 43 GS, 31 QS, 24 W, 289.0 IP, 349 H+BB, 243 K’s, 101 ER, 3.15 ERA, 1.21 whip Not Too Shabby Matt Moore: 5/28 vs CHW; 6/3 vs BAL – hasn’t lived up to the hype, but has only given up more than 3 ER twice Phil Hughes: 5/28 vs LAA; 6/3 @ DET – seems to have turned things around in May (3.45 ERA) Matt Harrison: 5/28 vs SEA; 6/3 @ LAA – pitched well last time out versus Mariners Chris Sale: 5/28 @

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Red Sox News & Notes - 5/30

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Boston Red Sox escape Justin Verlander and the rain to move over .500 for the first time all season

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Red Sox 6, Tigers 3

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Game 49: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers; Get over .500!

Time: 7:10 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI Red Sox (24-24) Nava LF Sweeney RF Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Youkilis 3B Saltalamacchia C Aviles SS Podsednik CF Punto 2B Pitching: Daniel Bard (4-5, 4.69) Tigers (23-25) Berry CF Dirks LF Cabrera 3B Fielder 1B Boesch DH Peralta SS Avila C Santiago 2B Kelly RF Pitching: Justin Verlander (5-2, 2.15)
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