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Boston Red Sox
Kansas City Royals
The Red Sox will be back in action on Saturday afternoon after an unplanned day off on Friday due to the manhunt that sent the Boston area into a lockdown.
The Sox are getting a familiar face back into the lineup with David Ortiz playing designated hitter and batting cleanup against James Shields and the Royals. Ortiz went 4 for 18 in six rehab starts in Pawtucket. He hit one home run and drove in four.
The Red Sox have got off to a hot start overall in 2013, but getting Ortiz back can only help Boston’s bats. The Red Sox currently rank seventh in the American League in batting average, sixth in OPS and 11th in home runs.
Shields has started 23 games against Boston. He’s 8-13 with a 4.56 ERA with 126 strikeouts in 144 innings.
Check out Saturday afternoon’s full lineups below.
Boston Red Sox (11-4)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, LF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS
David Ross. C
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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On Saturday, longtime Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz addressed the Fenway Park crowd with an emotional speech. It came on the heels of arguably the toughest week any Boston citizen has ever experienced.Ortiz uttered several hearfelt and colorful words during the FCC approved speech, but the most memorable line came when he proudly exclaimed "This is our f*****g city,"...
A Red Sox star used blue language, but he won’t be fined any green for his emotional reaction the day after police captured marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
To the contrary, longtime Boston icon David “Big Papi” Ortiz’s use of profanity has been Federal Communications Commission-approved.
In a ceremony before the Red Sox took on the Kansas City Royals at a...
David Ortiz was the perfect person to address Red Sox fans during the an emotional pregame tribute at Fenway Park. The organization paid their respect to all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
The Red Sox held a moment of silence for those who lost their lives and honored the first responders, heroes and law enforcement officials for their bravery.
At that point Ortiz...
David Ortiz said after Thursday’s rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket that he’s ready to return to the big club. It’s hard to doubt him after watching his big fly in his final at-bat.
Ortiz went deep against right-handed reliever Michael Stutes in the bottom of the fifth inning of the PawSox’ game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Ortiz’s home run came on a 1-0 fastball...
“This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say ‘Red Sox,’ it says ‘Boston. We want to thank you Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department for the great job they did this past week. This is our (expletive) city.”
That was David Ortiz yesterday before the Red Sox played the Kansas City Royals. Ortiz displayed an abundance of emotion that many people were...
Go get ‘em, Big Papi!
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David Ortiz is set to make his return for the Boston Red Sox
following an eight-month layoff.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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The Red Sox weren’t expected by experts to be very good in 2013. That hasn’t stopped them in jumping out to a 10-4 start and grabbing first place in the American League East.
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Yesterday’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park in the wake of tragedy provided some theater you can’t get with a Hollywood script. All day long the Red Sox were trying to come out of a hole against James Shields. Things looked in doubt for most of the afternoon. The whole way I had the feeling someone would end up a hero.
Neil Diamond hit the field to do Sweet Caroline live – although...
photo by JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters
Big Papi didn’t waste anytime getting off the disabled list today. He spoke to the crowd right before the RedSox/Royals game in honor of all that has transpired this week in Beantown. Also it’s Fenway’s 101st anniversary today so emotions are everywhere. He thanked the first responders and the community for sticking together. But...
Game 16: Red Sox win, 4-3. Seven in a row!
As a fan of Boston, and not just the Red Sox, this was one of those games you are excited for. On the heels of last night's manhunt, and having those all around Boston and the world hoping and praying for peace, the Red Sox played the Royals today in one of the most emotional baseball games I have ever witnessed. The Red Sox brought...
by John Viril—
This weekend, the Kansas City Royals drew the unenviable task of being the first baseball team to play against the Red Sox in Fenway after the Boston Marathon attack. The weekend featured an emotionally charged atmosphere that included Neil Diamond appearing live to sing “Sweet Caroline” and a pre-game speech by Red Sox DH David Ortiz on Saturday. After blowing...