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When the rainclouds part on Saturday, the Red Sox will have quite a task on their hands. Boston is hoping for a better performance from Jon Lester (5-8, 5.46 ERA), who has been downright horrid in his last few starts. And they'll need to find a way to get to CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.30), who has been sharp as usual over the summer, even with 15 days on the disabled list. The Red Sox will have to get to the Yankees without one player who has been pretty decent against Sabathia. Carl Crawford (.319 against Sabathia) won't play Saturday night...

Policeman who uttered racial slur about Boston's Crawford is fired

A policeman who allegedly used a racial slur in reference to Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been fired, the mayor of Leominster, Mass., announced Thursday. In his letter to John Perrault to announce Perrault's dismissal, Leominster mayor Dean J. Mazzarella said, according to the Boston Herald, "Your actions are so egregious that severe discipline is warranted...

Red Sox limit Crawford to 4 days in row

Carl Crawford was out of Boston's starting lineup for Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. After missing the first half of the season because of left wrist and elbow injuries, Crawford returned July 16. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said the team's medical staff had told him not to start Crawford more than four days in a row. Crawford appeared in six straight...

Lester Shows Promise In Sox Win Over Yanks

Jon Lester was probably have the most important start of his season against the Yankees last night.  The Sox were two games over 500 and this game seemed way more important than it actually probably was.  In Lester's last start he gave up 5 runs in the first inning, so Lester really needed to have a positive and quality start.  Lester was given an early lead by the Sox bats...

Jon Lester Alters Routine Between Starts, Has Batters Stand in During Bullpen Session

NEW YORK -- Coming off his worst outing of the season, Jon Lester elected to tweak his bullpen session. Before Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Lester tossed his scheduled bullpen with Pedro Ciriaco and Daniel Nava standing at the plate. The reason was for Lester to simulate an authentic sequence with batters, except these batters weren't swinging. "He threw the...

Crawford: Days off are embarrassing

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is just getting back into things, but he's uncomfortable with the team telling him to take days off.

Crawford surgery decision nears

The Boston Red Sox plan to decide Monday whether left fielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending surgery on his left elbow. Crawford has been playing with pain since coming off the disabled list last month. He has said he's been told he will need Tommy John surgery at some point to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm. Boston manager Bobby Valentine...

Red Sox 'Don't Want to Move' Jon Lester, But Team Still Has Decisions to Make After Yankees Series (Video)

By any standards, but primarily the lofty ones he's already established throughout his stellar career, Jon Lester is not having a good season. This, however, has not deterred many teams looking for pitching help -- among them Pittsburgh and Atlanta -- from calling the Red Sox, inquiring about the lefty and banking that his track record will eventually set him straight. Boston...

Jon Lester's Importance Now Greater Than Ever as Red Sox on Verge of Implosion

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox have had their struggles as of late. Alright, that might be the understatement on the year, but seriously something needs to change. Jon Lester can relate to the team's...

Jon Lester Records 1,000th Career Strikeout in Bottom of Sixth Inning Against Robinson Cano

With one out in the bottom of the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium, Robinson Cano took a called third strike, and thus that baseball might be on the plane back to Boston with Jon Lester. Cano's strikeout was the 1,000th of Lester's career. He becomes the second Red Sox lefty to record 1,000 strikeouts. Lester is now only 46 K's away from tying fellow southpaw Bruce Hurst...

Yankees Game 100 Lineup: 07/28/12

The Yankees come back after a big night at the plate and look to take the second game of the series with the Red Sox.  CC Sabathia takes the mound looking for his 11th win of the year and to further bury the Red Sox in the basement of the AL East.  Jon Lester, taking the mound for the Red Sox,  has not been himself in 2012 with a 5-8 record and a 5.46 ERA.  To make matters worse...

Game 101: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

Time: 4:05 PM ET TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI Red Sox (49-51) Ellsbury CF Ciriaco DH Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Shoppach C Aviles SS Nava LF Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.46) Yankees (60-39) Jeter SS Granderson CF Teixeira 1B Cano 2B Jones LF Nix 3B Martin DH Suzuki RF Stewart C Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.30)

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

The Red Sox were crushed 10-3 by the Yankees on Friday night, but came back and got the best of New York with a 8-6 win on Saturday. Now, with the series tied, the Red Sox will look to win the the three-game series, one people probably expected the Yankees to sweep. Carl Crawford is back in the lineup for Boston after he was given the day off on Saturday as a part of manager Bobby...

Afternoon Red Sox Torture - 7/28

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...

The Bronx and the Brink

Nothing, but nothing, would do this team more good than a strong outing from Jon Lester tonight. The game is currently in rain delay but should be under way shortly. Clicking around checking rumors, I see nothing substantial. Some teams are apparently interested in Cody Ross, but the Sox want to keep him. Matt Garza's name comes up as a potential target -- what else is new?I...

Taking Stock: Sox - Yankees series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Lineup Jacoby Ellsbury: Jacoby didn't do anything until game 3. Well, he did draw a walk in each of the first two games, but did not do anything with them. Carl Crawford: He wasn't spectacular, but the home run in game 1 was promising. I'll take anything...
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