Found May 12, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Dustin Pedroia
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia is boisterous by nature. It's not uncommon to hear the Red Sox second baseman chirping at teammates and reporters before taking the field. That reputation makes his current feat more impressive. With a single in the first inning of Saturday night’s 4-1 win, Pedroia quietly extended his hitting streak to 13 games, marking the longest streak in Major League Baseball. During Friday's victory over Cleveland, Pedroia put an exclamation point on his sizzling string of success, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. On Saturday, it was simply business as usual as Pedroia finished 2-for-4...

Cody Ross Hates His Trademark Bat Flip, Wishes He Could Take Lance Berkman's Approach

It sometimes seems that Cody Ross' bat flip is even more emphatic than his home runs. It's not by design. Ross has become known over the years for dishing out a bold bat flip whenever he hits a home run, something that he's continued since arriving in Boston. However, according to, the bat flips are something Ross wishes he never started, although they come naturally...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Says He Was Motivated to Give Daniel Bard Run Support

BOSTON -- The swing has been a work in progress for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Heading into Sunday's 12-1 win, the Red Sox catcher was batting .225, well short of his expectations. But Saltalamacchia finally found his stroke against the Indians, going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs. "They're just throwing me more strikes," Saltalamacchia said. "When they...

David Ortiz Leaves Game Against Indians With Sore Left Heel

The Red Sox have had their fair share of injuries, but losing David Ortiz for any length of time would truly leave a gaping hole in the lineup. It's unclear if Ortiz will miss any time, but he was removed from Friday's game against the Indians due to a sore left heel, which he appeared to injure while legging out an infield single in the fifth inning. Ortiz was replaced by...

David Ortiz Proud to Throw on Pink, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness (Video)

David Ortiz's focus has been on getting the Red Sox back on track after the team's early-season struggles, but that doesn't mean he hasn't also devoted some time to doing good in the community. Ortiz threw on some pink recently in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. He understands that pink might not exactly be his color, but it doesn't matter to...

Daniel Nava Happy to Contribute to Red Sox Hopeful Turnaround (Video)

Daniel Nava is seeing his first big league action since 2000. And the 29-year-old outfielder is happy to be contributing to a hopeful Red Sox turnaround. Nava helped the team on Friday night, going 1-for-3 with a run and an outfield assist that helped Clay Buchholz remain confident and solid early on. the journeyman wants to continue producing and hopes his time with the Red Sox...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 5/14

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,...

Bobby Valentine, Red Sox Fans Will ‘Still Wonder’ About Bullpen Until It Gives Them Reasons Not To

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox have won two games in a row. Better yet, they’ve won two games in a row at home, where for some reason Fenway Park green has been kryptonite to their record this season. Other...

Enemy Chatter: If Sox made the playoffs, we wouldn't be talking about golf

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Red Sox after playing the Red Sox. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Cleveland. Above is a photo posted on Let's Go Tribe which depicts Beckett's rehab assignment. Clever. The Indians took advantage of a sub-par outing from Josh Beckett, drove the ball over...

Daniel Nava Helps Key Another Red Sox Win After Call-Up From Pawtucket (Video)

Daniel Nava continued to turn heads in his fourth day on the Red Sox roster. He smashed two doubles, drove in three runs and scored three times as the Red Sox rolled 12-1 past the Indians. Nava was in Pawtucket just a few days ago, and he said some of what he's seeing is different than in the minor leagues, but some is the same. See what he had to say after the win on Clubhouse Uncut.

Ortiz has heel bruise, cited for accident

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning with a bruised left heel. The injury occurred while he ran through first base in the fifth inning. He is being evaluated today, according to the Boston Herald. The newspaper also reported that Ortiz received a citation for his involvement in an auto accident...

Red Sox Players Send Along Special Messages to Mom on Mother's Day (Video)

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show the mothers of the world how much we appreciate their hard work, so a number of Red Sox players wanted to send along a special message before Sunday's game. Baseball players, while enjoying an awesome profession, have action-packed schedules, meaning family time is often tough to come by. The Red Sox appreciate the continued...

Pirates acquire Jeff Larish from Red Sox

Tim Williams was first to report tonight that the Pirates have acquired corner infielder Jeff Larish from the Boston Red Sox for cash. Larish will report to AAA-Indianapolis. Larish, 29, has a .224/.308/.380 line in 276 MLB plate appearances over parts of three seasons with Detroit and Oakland. He has four seasons of AAA experience an .834 OPS over his time there. This move is obviously...

Is Pitcher Josh Beckett Boston’s Public Enemy Number One?

Does Josh Beckett feel as if he is better than Boston fans?  Are his feelings and beliefs better than MLB and its fans as a whole? His ignorant actions and words would suggest that he undeniably feels this way. Prior to Beckett’s ordinary disrespect towards the media and their questions, Beckett missed a start because of a sore lat. Yet the next day he is seen playing...

Recap: Pitching stays solid, offense figures Masterson out

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The Sox have begun to figure things out as they have won 3 straight and win the series with a convincing 12-1 victory over the Indians.  We talked about good pitching being contagious in the dump, and it proved to be true.Daniel Bard went 6 innings, gave up 6 hits, 1 earned run, srtuck out 2, and pitched around 4 walks. The walks were concerning, but...

Derek Lowe has stolen World Series ring replaced by Boston Red Sox

    The Cleveland Indians are off to an 18-16 start and are currently in first place in the American League’s Central division. A big part of that has been the performance of pitcher Derek Lowe, who has a 2.47 ERA through seven starts and leads the club in wins with 5. Away from the [...]
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