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Ryan Dempster became the Dempster of April again Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Dempster was opposed by a rejuvenated Cliff Lee that appears to have completely put last year’s disappointing campaign behind him.
Dempster was very solid after three straight subpar performances, allowing just two runs in a seven-inning start for the first time since April 15 and giving Boston every chance to sweep their brief two-game series with Philadelphia. The way the Red Sox offense has been clicking of late, that should have been enough.
But even the league’s second-best run-scoring team had no answer for the Phillies starter, who allowed Jacoby Ellsbury to score on a Dustin Pedroia single in the first then went on to retire 23 of his final 25 batters without ever finding himself in a three-ball count. With this most recent eight-inning outing, Lee has now allowed just three runs over 31 innings in his last four starts after suffering through a month-long rough patch of his own ear...
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The Red Sox stumbled against the Phillies on Tuesday night at Fenway Park as former Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon closed out the ninth in 1-2-3 fashion.
Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster didn’t have his best outing of the season, pitching seven innings and giving up two runs on six hits. The right-hander falls to 2-6 on the season, and acknowledged after the game that he struggled...
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While he’s not nearly where the Nation or Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves might like him at this point in the season, Ryan Dempster showed some promising signs of shaking off a three-game slump this week against the Phillies.
Coming into Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia, Dempster’s stats were grim...
Booing aside, Jonathan Paplebon was all smiles after the Phillies 3-1 victory at Fenway Tuesday night
Tuesday night was not your normal weeknight at the Fens. Not only was the National League in the house, but longtime Sox closer Jonathan Paplebon was in the pen, warming in the 8th inning, itching to get a chance to shut up some of the Sox fans that were giving it to him from the...
Philadelphia Phillies (24-27) at Boston Red Sox (32-20)
Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48) vs. Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69)
TIME: 7:05, Fenway Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: 60s, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
If he truly is dealing with a knee issue, then why isn’t Ryan Howard the DH tonight? The lineup remains the same as in the opener of the series, when the Red Sox trounced...
8 a.m. ET: Tyler Cloyd had no hope of stopping the Red Sox offense Monday night, as Boston chased the Phillies starter after just 2 1/3 innings en route to a 9-3 win. Putting up those kind of numbers against Cliff Lee should be a much more daunting task.
Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA), who gets the start for Philadelphia on Tuesday at Fenway Park, appears to finally be pitching like, well,...
Cliff Lee pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Jonathan
Papelbon earned his first save at Fenway Park as a Red Sox opponent
on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1
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Cliff Lee showed why he's in the upper echelon of pitchers (despite the Phillies' inability to score runs for him) in tonight's 3-1 win over the Sox at Fenway.
After the Sox manufactured a run in the first off a Jacoby Ellbury single and stolen base and a Dustin Pedroia single, Lee turned it up a notch and the Sox couldn't touch him: He retired 22 of the next 23...
Cliff Lee throws eight strong innings as the Phils leave Fenway Park with a split as they defeat the Red Sox, 3-1.
The Phils took the lead in the top of the first as, with one man out, Michael Young hits a solo home run, his second home run of the season, as he snaps an 0-21 hitless streak, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Red Sox tied the game up at one-all in their half of the...
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Could the Red Sox make a move for CLiff Lee? That is a possibility, according to WEEI, but only if a number of factors fall into place. I'll admit that the possibility appeals to me, but I wonder what we might have to give up. Jacoby Ellsbury would be a logical choice, since Jackie Bradley Jr. has been called up and he is clearly the future, so that might...
Last night the Phillies and Reds Sox opened up a four-game set that would take place in Boston as well as Philadelphia. The Phillies will play two games in Boston and starting tomorrow the Red Sox will travel to Philly to finish up the last two of the series. The...
The Sox walked right up to the Cliff Tuesday night at Fenway, but couldn't bring themselves to jump over it.
Phillies starter Cliff Lee kept the Red Sox bats silent for the better part of eight innings, scattering four hits and striking out eight while pacing Philadelphia to a 3-1 win over Boston.
Here are the four at-bats that changed...
The Red Sox will technically go for a sweep on Tuesday night at a Fenway Park.
Fresh off of pounding the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a two-game series Tuesday night in Boston. The Sox are hoping to get an effort similar to Monday night where they defeated Philly 9-3. The two teams will then head to Philadelphia for another two-game set on Wednesday and Thursday.
There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What other divisional hurlers are in that group?
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I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
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The Cleveland Indians have announced that catcher Lou Marson will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Akron. If there are no setbacks, his rehab assignment will be transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Marson, 26, has been limited to just three games and five total plate appearances with the Indians this season. He has spent time on the...
First Pitch: Wednesday 7:05, Thursday 7:05
Arms: Wednesday: John Lackey, RHP (3-4, 2.72 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick, RHP (4-3, 3.29 ERA)
Thursday: Jon Lester, LHP (6-1, 3.34 ERA) vs. Jonathan Pettibone, RHP (3-0, 3.21 ERA)
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