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Mike Carp didn’t need a line drive a deep shot or to hit into the gap. His little bloop dropped in perfectly for the Boston Red Sox.
Carp’s pinch-hit floater dropped just beyond the glove of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado in the eighth inning scoring Jarrod Saltalamacchia from second with the tiebreaking run and lifting the Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night.
‘‘Sometimes it’s all about placement’’ he said breaking into a smile. ‘‘I didn’t get a lot of it but it’s a funny game. You can hit a ball hard guys were hitting the balls hard but right at people. It just takes just one little squibber one little jam shot to seal the deal.’’
The AL East-leading Red Sox continued their run from last to first with another final at-bat win. It was the 20th time in their 79 wins that they've gone ahead in their final turn at the plate.
Last season the Red Sox were last in the division with 69 wins.
‘‘This is a group that knows how to play with the game situ
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(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)It's too bad the Red Sox didn't make last night's comeback against the Seattle Mariners. That way, the metaphor of salmon swimming upstream would work geographically. But, maybe there are some carp swimming up the Chesapeake Bay. We digress. Mike Carp flared a little looper that scored the eighth-inning winning run in a 4-3 comeback...
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The three-year, $39 million deal that the Sox gave to Shane Victorino in December was subject to considerable scrutiny. No other club was willing to come close to the $13 million a year that the Sox gave the...
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been battling back issues and a left hamstring injury, but as his Bob Marley walk up song says, "don't worry about a thing."
Tuesday night, Victorino hit his 100th career home run in the third inning, added home run 101 in the fifth and had a career-high seven RBI as the Red Sox clobbered the...
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exited last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a foot injury. There was concern that the ailment was severe, but X-rays came back negative and Ellsbury told reporters -- including Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com -- that he hopes to be in Boston's starting lineup for today's series finale against the O's.
Despite John Lackey recording his 17th quality start of the season, he walks away with the no-decision Wednesday night after giving up three runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings of work.
The ND doesn’t mean much to the right-hander, however, as he was less concerned about his individual record and just happy the team was able to come away with a win after staging a late-inning comeback...
Mike Carp drove in the winning run Wednesday to give Boston a 4-3
victory over the visiting Orioles (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Don’t be surprised if you spot Boston starter John Lackey on the corner of Lansdowne Street one day soon with a tin cup and a cardboard sign reading “Brother, can you spare a run?"
The Sox have scored...
As the longest-tenured player on the Red Sox roster, David Ortiz has a wealth of experience working with the Jimmy Fund.
Ortiz stopped by WEEI’s Salk & Holley during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Tuesday to share some of those experiences. The slugger expressed just how impressed he is by not only the patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, but also their parents, who...
When you look at 6-year-old Jack Curran, you would never believe that this little bundle of energy has been undergoing cancer treatments for nearly half his life.
Jack was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, began treatment almost immediately and, after two years, was finally declared cancer-free last month. When Jack and his family heard the good news, Jack’s favorite player, Dustin...
NESN announced late last night that Red Sox icon Jerry Remy will miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Remy has been away from the broadcast booth since August 16th, when his son Jared was charged with the murdering his girlfriend. Remy released the following statement, "I am full of grief for the Martel family. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and...
This time every year—for the past 11 years—the Jimmy Fund partners with the Boston Red Sox, WEEI Sports Radio Network, and New England Sports Network (NESN) to strike out cancer in children and adults through the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. The 12th annual event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 on WEEI (93.7FM) and NESN. Over the span of two days and two...
Today, the Red Sox are hosting the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon to raise money and awareness about the Jimmy Fund. Last Monday was the fourth anniversary of the day my mother passed away from cancer. The following is a re-post of my September 25, 2009 entry entitled “Baseball as a Coping Mechanism,” which should explain why even a broke grad student like myself makes...
The last time Ryan Dempster took the mound, he couldn't catch a break - from the Yankees or, later, the commissioner's office.
The right-hander will look to get it together on Friday night as he leads the Boston Red Sox into a three-game series with the streaking Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
In his last start, Dempster (6-9, 4.77 ERA) was pounded by New York, surrendering...
The Red Sox will return home Tuesday night to face the Baltimore Orioles, and with the O’s going with a left-hander to open the series, it seemed to make sense to start Xander Bogaerts at shortstop to make his home debut.
However, it will be Stephen Drew in the lineup to begin the three-game series, which also opens a nine-game homestand. The left-handed-hitting Drew will get the...
Fans at the ballpark on Tuesday night have a chance to set a Guinness World record while helping a great cause.
Between the top and bottom halves of the fifth inning during the Red Sox-Orioles game on Tuesday night, fans inside Fenway Park will attempt to break the record for “Most people sending a text message (SMS) simultaneously.”
The current record stands at 1,070 people...
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