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The Boston Red Sox will start their final series before the all-star break Friday night against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Red Sox will send quite possibly the American League Comeback Player of the Year on the mound to start the series. John Lackey got off to a slow start in his return from elbow surgery, which sidelined him for the entire 2012 season. The pitcher started the season 1-4 with a 4.05 ERA, but ever since then, the former World Series hero has been marvelous the past two months. In the 10 starts since his slow start, Lackey has been 5-2 with a 2.30 ERA. The Red Sox are coming off an offensive explosion in their last three games against the Seattle Mariners. The Sox scored 30 runs to win the last three games of the four game series. David Ortiz had eight hits in the series against Seattle with two homeruns and four RBIs. The 2013 all-star has picked up from where he left off last season as he's hitting .327 with 19 homeruns and 65 RBIs for the s...
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Dear John Lackey: Watching you hold down the American League’s second-best team and one of our most likely playoff opponents last night, I suddenly realized how valuable you are to this team right now. And then I thought about all the not-so-awesome things I said about you when you were performing not-so-awesomely. And it made me sad.
Fact is, you may not have been my favorite...
There have been plenty of great story lines this season for the Boston Red Sox, but John Lackey‘s return to dominance after missing the entire 2012 season may be chief among them.
Lackey now has a 2.78 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings. The season got off to a rough start, too, when he left his first start of the season after just 4 1/3 innings after injuring his biceps...
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Game 95: Lackey gets it done, Sox win 4-2
John Lackey went seven strong innings to carry the Red Sox over the A's on Friday night. Although he walked four, Lackey only gave up three hits, and his defense carried him in some tight situations. The win gives Boston a four and a half game lead in the AL East and guarantees that they will have...
John Lackey allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings while Dustin Pedroia knocked in the go ahead runs in the 8th with a two-run single to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 win over the Oakland A's at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA on Friday night.
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(Thearon Henderson/Getty Images)With their 4-2 win over the A's on Friday night, the Red Sox got their 58th win of 2013—setting a new team record for victories before the All-Star break. John Lackey delivered another solid performance—getting his seventh win by going seven strong innings and giving up two runs on just three hits. But it was Dustin Pedroia who stole the show...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, July 12 @ 10:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80) vs Jarrod Parker, RHP (6-6, 4.04)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, July 13 @ 10:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-5, 4.60) vs A.J. Griffin, RHP (7-6, 3.94)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...
If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that David Ortiz knows how to crush a baseball.
Big Papi had a near record-breaking night Tuesday against the Mariners, and on Wednesday he looks to make history. While Ortiz may be most well-known for his ability to hit the long ball, he’s also proven he’s a well-rounded offensive player.
NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down...
Boston's David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter.
Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Ortiz received a loud ovation from the fans at Safeco Field when the milestone was shown on the...
D’Angelo Ortiz may have had the best ninth birthday ever, thanks to his Papi.
According to Pete Abraham, D’Angelo has been traveling with David Ortiz and the Sox since their series in Anaheim and for the first two games against Seattle. For his birthday on Wednesday, he took batting practice and stretched with the team before the game.
David Ortiz is on the cusp of history.
With one hit on Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners, the Red Sox slugger will become the all-time hits leader at the designated hitter position. Big Papi had 1,952 hits heading into Wednesday night’s matchup, with 429 career home runs and 1,388 RBIs.
Red Sox manager John Farrell knows that Ortiz is nowhere near finished, and that...
David Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat to become baseball's all-time leader in hits as a designated hitter and hit a two-run homer an inning later, leading the Boston Red Sox to an 11-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
Ortiz entered the night tied with Harold Baines for the most hits as a DH and it took just one at-bat to claim the record. Ortiz doubled to...
Manny Ramirez sounds like a changed man. Just ask David Ortiz.
Ortiz, who formed a potent 3-4 combo with Ramirez in Boston from 2003 to 2008, said on WEEI’s Salk & Holley Show Wednesday that he keeps in touch with his former teammate and that he has noticed a great deal of change in the 41-year-old slugger.
“He’s a totally different person,” Ortiz said. “I’m really...
Felix Doubront had another strong outing and David Ortiz had a record-breaking night as the Red Sox pounded the Seattle Mariners 11-4 Wednesday night.
Doubront shutout the Mariners for six innings before giving up a two-out run in the seventh. Doubront threw 107 pitches with six strikeouts and only two walks. Doubront did not allow a base runner beyond...
For a second straight night the Red Sox offense was in sync and they pounded out 11 runs against the Mariners. Starting pitching was dominant, one of Doubronts best outings of the season and set the tone for the Sox all night long. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Shane Victorino
Victornio had a 2-4 night before being subbed out by JBJ for...
It’s safe to say the Boston bats just took a 2.5-game hiatus and have been safely returned to the Red Sox clubhouse.
After back-to-back 11-run games, the Boston Red Sox (56-37) go for their third win in a row against the Seattle Mariners (40-51). David Ortiz became the all-time hits leader for a designated-hitter when he roped a double in his...