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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Jonny Gomes' three-run homer capped a four-run first, and the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 4-0 on Saturday, snapping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.
The Red Sox began the day percentage points behind Tampa Bay for first in the AL East. They won at Dodger Stadium for the first time in five games dating to their first visit in 2002, when they were swept in three games.
Lester (12-7) gave up one run in 7 1-3 innings, struck out six and walked four.
Koji Uehara got the final four outs to earn his 13th save in 16 chances.
The Red Sox got to rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) right away under a searing sun in 82-degree heat. With one out in the first, Ryu hit Shane Victorino with a pitch before Dustin Pedroia reached on an infield single to second. Victorino scored on Mike Napoli's RBI single.
Gomes followed with his 11th homer on Ryu's next pitch, scoring Pedroia and Napoli to make it 4-0...
BEST OF MAXIM
(AP Photo)Jon Lester is officially back. After another dazzling outing (7.1 innings, 1 earned run), Lester is now 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last seven starts. His performance helped Boston defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles today, 4-2. The big blow on the offensive side of the ball was Jonny Gomes' three-run jack in the top of the first inning—giving The Carmine...
Red Sox pitcher John Lackey always looks like he just smelled something bad.
Now, I don't mean to pick on the guy. The big righthander this season has been one of Boston's most reliable starting pitchers. The vast majority of his starts have resulted in the opposition putting up little or no offense.
But where opponents have scored few runs in Lackey's starts, the...
Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Jonny Gomes' three-run homer capped a four-run first, and the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday, snapping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.
The Red Sox began the day percentage points behind Tampa Bay for first in the AL East. They won at Dodger Stadium for the first time in five games dating to...
The beard isn't going anywhere.
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Brian Wilson says he has no intention of shaving off his bushy black beard.
Wilson said Friday that he had heard rumors of a company offering him $1 million to sport a clean-shaven look.
''I would never consider doing that regardless of the sum of money,'' he said. ''I don't care about someone...
In addition to working out a long term deal with Clayton Kershaw this off-season, the Los Angeles Dodgers will attempt to extend Hanley Ramirez beyond the 2014 season.
“I think a guy like Hanley Ramirez, he’s a special, special player,” Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter said via the LA Times. “If you know where we could find five more, we’ll take them all...
Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, Xander Bogaerts recorded his major league hit. Hopefully it's the first of many.
Bogaerts drilled a single to right field in the ninth inning of the Red Sox's 4-2 win over the Dodgers. Bogaerts pointed to the sky as he reached first base, and the Red Sox collected the baseball for safe keeping.
LOS ANGELES Maybe this was just a sneak preview, an appetizer of what might come in October. If it is, the Dodgers learned that nothing will come easily in the playoffs.
They found it out over the weekend, losing a series for the first time since June and discovering that there are teams that know how to grind out wins with strong pitching and opportunistic hitting.
For most of...
Jake Peavy pitched a complete-game three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 Sunday night, becoming the first team to win a series from the NL West leaders in 2 1/2 months.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli homered for the Red Sox on the anniversary of the blockbuster nine-player trade in which the Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams.
The Dodgers won their fourth in a row, while the Red Sox lost for the sixth time in...
Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams.
The Dodgers won their fourth in a row, while the Red Sox lost for the sixth time in eight games. With...
Carl Crawford and Hanley Ramirez now share a clubhouse in Los Angeles. But there reportedly was a point last season when they almost traded places on the East Coast.
The Red Sox and Marlins discussed the possibility of a trade that would have sent Crawford to Miami in exchange for Ramirez, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. The potential swap never gained traction, though, and...
John Lackey made one big mistake...and former Red Sox Hanley Ramirez took advantage of it as the Red Sox fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
The loss, combined with Tampa Bay's win over the Yankees, dropped the Red Sox into second place (by percentage points) in the American League East. More important is the...
Earlier in the year, the Los Angeles Dodgers were thought to be close to extending All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw's contract. The proposed contract was for seven-years and worth in the $210 million range, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Talks, however, stalled and the two sides haven't talked about a new contract in months. The two sides are expected to resume...
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