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BOSTON - The Toronto Blue Jays came to Fenway Park a game behind the Red Sox in the "battle" for fourth place in the American League East. They left two games ahead. Forty-five-year-old Omar Vizquel, playing his final game at Fenway, hit his second sacrifice fly of the game off Clay Buchholz with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday to lift the Jays to a 4-3 win and their second straight Fenway sweep. Vizquel, who is retiring at the end of the season and is likely to wind up in Cooperstown, had just his fourth and fifth RBIs of the year in helping the Blue Jays to their fourth straight win. The free-falling Red Sox lost their fourth straight, their 11th in the last 12 and 15th in the last 18. Buchholz (11-6) gave up three runs on four hits in the fourth inning and then retired 13 straight batters before Rajai Davis singled with one out in the ninth. Davis then swiped his 41st base of the year and took third on Anthony Gose's single. Beleaguered manager Bo...
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MLB has come out and said they will investigate the seemingly high number of leaks regarding the waiver wire deals the Red Sox made throughout the month of August.
BOSTON -- Daisuke Matsuzaka may have started his last game in a Red Sox uniform. After Matsuzaka regressed in his past two starts, including yielding five runs through 1 1/3 innings on Saturday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine hinted at possibly pulling the 31-year-old pitcher from the rotation. "I'm not sure," Valentine said, when asked if Matsuzaka would receive another...
BOSTON -- For the first time in nearly a year, John Lackey took the mound at Fenway Park. Unfortunately for the hurler, it was only to toss batting practice and not pitch against the Blue Jays. But it was still a momentous step for Lackey. At roughly 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, he unleashed 15 pitches against his teammates, his first taste of pitching against live hitting since last September...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. The Red Sox' bats have been just about as cold as they can be over recent weeks. Even Dustin Pedroia, who had a 15-game hitting streak and was keeping the Sox afloat amidst a dreadful West...
The Red Sox have had a pretty rough stretch over the past 10 games, going a brutal 1-9 over that time. But that sole win came behind the powerful left arm of Jon Lester. Lester, who has had a pretty rough go of it this season, has finally put together a nice run of outings and it showed once again on Tuesday in Seattle. The Seattle, Wash. native was making his only homecoming appearance...
BOSTON -- With a fielder's choice in the fifth inning, Dustin Pedroia achieved a feat. Pedroia was out at first, but the run that crossed home plate was Pedroia's 400th career RBI. But he couldn't celebrate the accomplishment -- nor did he care to -- after Boston lost 7-5 to Toronto. "I didn't even know that," Pedroia said of the accomplishment. "We...
BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays beat up on Daisuke Matsuzaka early Saturday night, knocking the Boston Red Sox right-hander out of the game after just 1 1/3 innings. The result was a 9-2 Toronto win, as the Blue Jays took the first two games of their three-game set at Fenway Park. Matsuzaka (1-5) gave up five runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batter. His ERA rose from 6.15 to...
Each year, sports medicine becomes more innovative. Over the past decade, the platelet-rich plasma injection has evolved into one of the foremost options for injured players. For the Red Sox, two players –– David Ortiz and ex-outfielder Carl Crawford –– relied on the treatment this season. Nearly two weeks ago, Ortiz received the shot to alleviate pain in his injured Achilles...
BOSTON -- Back spasms have resulted in Jarrod Saltalamacchia's latest setback. During the seventh inning of the series opener against the Blue Jays, the catcher left the game and was replaced by Ryan Lavarnway. A day later, Lavarnway received the starting nod over Saltalamacchia. "Salty is going to rest all day today and not take batting practice," Red Sox manager Bobby...
A major image crisis has emerged for the Boston Red Sox over the last 12 months. Pretty much everyone from John Henry down to the clubhouse guys, with the exception of a few players, now seem to have a negative reputation in Boston. The fans of Red Sox Nation are quickly becoming disenchanted. They desperately need to do something to repair their image and it may take more...
The Toronto Blue Jays did their part in making the Boston Red Sox's miserable season just a little bit more wretched. They swept Boston for the second consecutive series at Fenway Park with a 4-3 win Sunday. The sweep knocked the Red Sox into last place in the American League East and moved the Blue Jays into fourth place. It's not much when you consider the hot race...
After falling 7-5 last night, the Boston Red Sox will take on the Toronto Blue Jays tonight in the second game of a three-game set known here as the Battle for the Basement at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game...
With the Sox present, and future, are uncertain under general manager Ben Cherington, Red Sox fans are looking to the past to find an answer to one of its most frequently asked questions. “Who was really responsible for the Red Sox’ glory years?” The 2004 Red Sox team could be considered one of the best rosters ever assembled in organization history. With a lineup consisting...
Pedro Ciriaco 3BJacoby Ellsbury CFDustin Pedroia 2BCody Ross RF Mauro Gomez 1BRyan Lavarnway CMike Aviles DHScott Podsednik LFJose Iglesias SS
Daisuke Matsuzaka SP
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