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(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)It was setting up to be one of those games you might expect on Friday The 13th. Boston surged out to a first-inning 4-0 lead, and, of course, John Lackey could not pitch with that much largesse. Before you could say "performance-enhancing drugs", The Pinstriped Posers had tied it, 4-4. After endless squanders by The Carmine Hose, Jarrod Saltalamacchia dealt the kill shot to The Bronx Embalmers—the fourth Red Sox grand slam of the month and an 8-4 advantage. Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara made the newly-minted lead stand up (Uehara with his obligatory 1-2-3 ninth), and—voilà—the Magic Number to nail down the division stood at 7.
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It’s amazing that the Red Sox’ most energetic player is also the team’s most calming presence.
Koji Uehara provided another perfect effort Wednesday. He tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning with the score tied and earned the win in the Red Sox’ 10-inning victory over the Rays. Uehara also penciled his name into the Red Sox’ record book and further demonstrated his importance to...
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He is now immortal in Red Sox lore.
Yesterday he came into the ninth inning, tossed a three up, three down inning with the score tied and earned the win over the Rays.
Uehara also penciled his name into the record books. He broke Ellis Kinder’s club record of 32 straight batters retired — set in 1952 — when he struck out Wil Myers...
BOSTON — It’s a good thing Jarrod Saltalamacchia rested his back last week. He tossed the team on it in Friday’s win.
Saltalamacchia drilled a grand slam over the right field bullpens in the seventh inning to propel the Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Yankees. The blast was the latest highlight in what has been an excellent season for the veteran backstop.
The Red Sox will take on The Pinstriped Posers on Friday night with John Lackey on the mound opposing Hiroki Kuroda. On Saturday afternoon at 1:05 PM, they will send out Jon Lester to face fellow lefty CC Sabathia. And on Sunday Night Baseball (8:05 PM), Clay Buchholz will make his second start since returning from injury and will face Ivan 'The Terrible' Nova. A three-game...
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara literally has been unhittable for the Red Sox. The closer has retired 34 consecutive batters, the longest run of perfection by a Sox pitcher all-time. Uehara has not allowed a hit since Aug. 17.
As the Boston Herald reported Wednesday, when Sox manager John Farrell was asked if he'd seen a run like the one Koji is on he...
In a crucial three game set at Fenway, Hiroki Kuroda (11-10, 2.99 ERA) gets the ball first against John Lackey (9-12, 3.48 ERA.) Kuroda put an end to the Yankees’ three game skid his last time out, holding the Red Sox to two runs over six innings in a gritty no decision. He is 1-3 with a 4.26 ERA in five starts vs. Boston this year.
Lackey finally got some run support and a win...
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But there’s a fourth candidate for that designation, too — and before you scoff, consider the kind of season Jarrod Saltalamacchia has put together.
The switch-hitting catcher...
Yes Tom Brady you need to do a better job with you body language. You are looking a lot like the 2012 John Lackey.
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And all Boston sports fans HATED the Red Sox pitcher last year.
We know you are frustrated with all the rookies and new working parts. However, your fellow Patriots teammates especially the young, impressionable ones, need...
5:25 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury resumed physical (non-baseball) activities Friday. John Farrell said that Ellsbury is out of the boot and did some work in the pool. There is still no timetable for the outfielder’s return.
5:05 p.m.: Mike Carp will be inserted into Boston’s lineup Friday. He’ll bat cleanup, as David Ortiz continues to hit third with Dustin Pedroia sliding up into...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam to power the Red Sox to an 8-4
win over the Yankees Friday night at Fenway Park (AP photo)
The Red Sox sent the New York Yankees to the showers with a Salty aftertaste in their mouths last night in the opening game of the final regular-series home stand at Fenway Park.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to make a case for the Red Sox to bring back the soon-to-be free agent.
On Friday night his seventh-inning grand slam broke open a tie game giving the Sox an 8-4 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park. It was his 13th home run of the season and third career grand slam the first since May 5 2009.
Shane Victorino led off the seventh with a single...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning, Koji Uehara closed with another perfect inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Friday night.
David Ortiz and Stephen Drew each doubled twice as the AL East-leading Red Sox won for the 15th time in 19 games. Saltalamacchia also doubled and scored twice.
Uehara breezed through the ninth...
It is the hope of Red Sox Nation that Mariano Rivera never exits the bullpen and enters a game this weekend. If he does so, it could be the final time Rivera pitches at Fenway Park.
That will be one of the things to watch for this weekend when the New York Yankees invade Fenway for the final time in 2013 (playoffs pending) to take on the Boston...
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The Yankees showed guts last night, especially Hiroki Kuroda, who battled back after a rough first inning, but all was for naught, as a Jarrod Saltalamacchia grand slam in the 7th ended all hopes of another late-inning comeback for the Yanks. The loss dropped the Yankees 2 games behind the Rays for the last Wild Card spot, but with the Rangers...
The Boston Red Sox couldn't complete a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, but they finished another road trip better off than when they started.
''You try and win every series. That's the No. 1 goal, and we lost tonight but we took a good two out of three,'' said Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who hit his 12th home run in a 4-3 loss Thursday night. ''So we'...