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On a bright Sunday afternoon recently, both the Red Sox and Yankees sent young starting pitchers to the mound. In Toronto, Daniel Bard pitched the saddest 1 2/3 innings of his career. In his 55 pitches, he threw just 24 strikes, hitting two batters and walking another six. He allowed five runs. In Detroit, Phil Hughes pitched one of his best games ever. He went nine innings for the first time in his career, struck out eight Tigers and gave up just one run. Both teams left the field that day with 5-1 scores. The Yankees won; the Red Sox...

Globe: Sox to buy out Bobby Jenks

A peculiar story from Nick Cafardo this afternoon: The Sox and Bobby Jenks are working on a contract settlement. Of course, Jenks wasn't going to pitch for the team again anyway. After his DUI in March, not to mention his major back surgery, his Red Sox career was done. But I'm a little surprised to see that there will be a buyout.  What grounds do the Red Sox have?...

Game 62: Granderson’s Blast Completes Sweep

New York Yankees 3 — Atlanta Braves 2   Curtis Granderson backed up Hiroki Kuroda on route to a win by a score of 3-2 and a sweep of the Atlanta Braves. This was their 6th win in a row.   Hiroki Kuroda went 6 innings of dancing out of danger. He gave up 9 [...]

Beat Farming: Daniel Bard pitches well in relief

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performances: Daniel Bard (RP): 2 IP, BB ,4 K  Doug Mathis (SP): 6 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K Ryan Lavarnway...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 6/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Clay Buchholz Dominates Again While Playing 'South Beach Stopper' for Desperate Red Sox (Video)

The Red Sox needed a win on Tuesday, badly. Luckily, Clay Buchholz was on the mound. Buchholz delivered with his third strong performance in a row, ending the Red Sox' four-game skid with some style -- and some help from the baseball gods, for once. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is giving Clay our "South Beach Stopper" award for another big game from the starter in...

Mike Francesa outs Steve Somers, then gets owned by a Mets fan re: Nick Swisher

Mike Francesa outted Steve Somers as 'disgusting' yesterday. Mike then blasted the Mets for 'being upset' with Nick Swisher. That quickly became several people told him the Mets were upset. And... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Dubi Brings Sox To Series Win Over Fish!

Felix Doubront took the mound for the Sox coming off his worst outing of the year where he only last 4 innings against the Nats.  Doubront did an about face and went right back to being one of the best pitchers on the Sox staff.  Doubront was bringing a no hitter into the 6th inning and ended up pitching 7 strong innings.  Photo Credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images Doubront just...

Pitcher Near Perfect

The Yankees are heating up. As the temperature begins to rise and summer quickly approaches, New York seems to be hitting their stride after two months of inconsistency. For now, they are perhaps the hottest team in the majors, as June has provided the team with the spark that fans have been waiting for. The [...]

Here's the YES call of A-Rod's HR to tie Lou Gehrig

Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam against the Braves last night, tying Lou Gehrig for the most all-time. 15-year-old Yankee fan Randy Kearns caught the grand slam in his cap and later... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Felix Doubront's Near No-Hitter Demonstrates Issues Red Sox Fans Face Risking Jinxes (Video)

Felix Doubront didn't throw a no-hitter against the Miami Marlins on Wedneday night. Is that because someone, somewhere, might have mentioned that he was trying to? Doubront held the Marlins hitless into the sixth inning, but Jose Reyes' solo home run blast quickly put an end to any thought of history for the Red Sox starter. But how were the fans handling the drama throughout...

Red Sox' Constant Lineup Shuffle Gives Many Players Chance to Shine, But Could Be Hurting Production (Video)

The Red Sox have used 53 different lineups in their 62 games this year. That's a lot. Is all that lineup shuffling a good thing or a bad thing? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers what they thought. Check out some of their answers in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

Yankees 3, Braves 2

ATLANTA -- Curtis Granderson followed Brian McCann's fifth-inning two-run home with his own two-run homer in the sixth, and the Yankees held on from that point to beat the Braves 3-2, giving New York a three-game sweep. The last time the Yankees played at Turner Field -- June 23-25, 2009 -- they took two out of three from the Braves and went on to win their 27th Word Series...

Pitching Matchups: Yankees vs. Nationals

Tonight RHP Phil Hughes (6-5, 4.76 ERA) vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez (8-2, 2.35 ERA) 7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network Saturday LHP Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.81 ERA) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.91 ERA) 1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network Sunday RHP Ivan Nova (8-2, 4.64 ERA) vs. RHP Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.02 ERA) [...]
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