Found June 11, 2012 on
The Red Sox aren't used to this. It's June, and the Sox are currently sitting in last place of the American League East with a record below .500, which is uncharted territory for a team that has finished third or better in the division every year since 1997. Injuries have decimated the Red Sox' lineup, but that hasn't slowed down the offense much. Boston currently ranks in the top ten for all major hitting categories, but the pitching staff is lagging behind considerably, ranking 28th in baseball with a 4.45 ERA. Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz headline the...
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The Red Sox ended their losing streak with a 2-1 win behind the arm of Clay Buchholz in Miami.
Buchholz went seven strong innings, scattering five hits and one walk against nine strikeouts. His lone run was a Logan Morrison homer in the 7th, but Clay was able to finish off the Marlins and close out the inning.
The Sox scored their runs in the top of the 7th from some unlikely characters...
Josh Beckett's back in Florida, but it's no time for memories. This is a business trip. The Red Sox hurler is making his big return to face his former team on Monday night, but he's going to find things are much different than how he left them. For one, the team has new uniforms and a new name and for another, well, their stadium is awfully strange. NESN Nation's...
Clay Buchholz has been dealing lately, one of the few bright spots in a very rough stretch for the Red Sox. Once again Tuesday, the club turned to Buchholz to change their fortunes in the midst of a losing streak, and the 27-year-old delivered when the team dearly needed him to. The Sox' offense is still very much mired in a funk -- one that can't be blamed on spacious Marlins...
A rough 3-run 1st inning for Josh Beckett, combined with an anemic performance by the Red Sox offense, ultimately resulted in a 4-1 loss against the Miami Marlins in the 1st game of a 6-game road trip for Boston.Beckett gave up a lead-off triple to Jose Reyes in the bottom of the 1st, followed by an RBI sacrifice fly, a single, double and another single which drove in a pair.Beckett...
Editor's note: NESN.com 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. Clay Buchholz isn't making the AL All-Star team this year. He won't be winning any awards. And he likely won't even be appreciated for his contributions to a middling Red Sox...
8 a.m. ET: Josh Beckett is returning to face his former team in Miami, the club he led to a World Series championship in 2003. The pitcher will look to lead the Red Sox (29-31) out of their slump after dropping six of their last seven games. It'll be Boston's first trip to the Marlins' (31-29) new stadium. In his last appearance, Beckett performed well against the Orioles...
After missing out on two earlier chances to face his former team, Boston Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett will finally get his first matchup with the Miami Marlins.
The 2003 World Series MVP will try to help stop Boston's three-game skid while sending the Marlins to a season-high seventh consecutive defeat Monday night.
Beckett's turn in the rotation came one game after...
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Red Sox (29-30)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.64),
Pitching: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.82)
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
RED SOX (29-32)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-2, 5.77)
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-6, 3.49)
Tom Brady would probably kill to play linebacker for a few reps and tackle another team's receivers. Tim Thomas would likely enjoy getting to launch a few penalty shots instead of just taking them to the chest. But when given the chance to swing for the fences in one of the few interleague games the Red Sox will play in a National League park this year, Josh Beckett was caught...
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Since his infamous implosion against the Indians on May 10 (following a missed start due to, ahem, "golfgate"), Beckett has been quietly effective, holding opponents to a .227 average and flaunting a 2.21 ERA in his last five starts. Better yet, in four of these five outings, Beckett has surrendered just two runs or less. The Marlins...
Clay Buchholz outpitched Mark Buehrle and the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
The game was scoreless until Kelly Shoppach hit an RBI double in the seventh inning and came home on a single by Mike Aviles.
Logan Morrison hit a leadoff home run in the Miami seventh.
Buchholz (7-2) allowed five hits and struck out a season...
MIAMI (AP) -- Desperate for a turnaround, the Miami Marlins opened their retractable roof for the first time in nearly two months Monday night, took to the outdoor setting and snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox.
Josh Johnson outpitched his former teammate, and rookie Donovan Solano drove in two runs as the Marlins improved to...
What's Josh Johnson's problem? When the Marlins ace was asked about Josh Beckett, he expressed admiration for his former teammate, admitting he was a legend... almost. Almost? What else does Beckett have to do, Josh? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has more in the video above. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook
5 p.m.: David Ortiz has been given the night off, after playing in each of the Red Sox 61 games this season. Kevin Youkilis will replace Ortiz at first base, while Will Middlebrooks mans the hot corner on the other side of the infield. Adrian Gonzalez continues his journeys in the outfield, taking up the right field spot for Boston on Tuesday night. As for the Marlins,Jose Reyes...