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The Red Sox usually score runs for Felix Doubront -- and that's been a big factor in his success this year. He's also pitched well on his own, but the offensive support helps, for sure. After getting shut out on Thursday night, the Red Sox might be saving up all their runs for a big win on Friday. That's the hope, at least. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has more in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook
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Bobby Valentine has been criticized at times this year for his communication methods with Red Sox players. On Wednesday, however, Valentine downplayed any criticisms from coming in-house -- save for one instance involving Will Middlebrooks. Valentine told WEEI's the Big Show that team ownership approached him only once this season about his communication with the players, after...
Pedro Ciriaco has been impressive since his 4-for-5 day against the Yankees on July 7. With the Red Sox, Ciriaco is hitting .338 with 11 RBIs. He also has one home run, which he hit on Saturday night against the Twins. Tied at two in the bottom of the eighth inning, Ciriaco, pinch hitting for Ryan Kalish, clubbed a solo home run over the Green Monster to put the Red Sox on top 3...
All along, David Ortiz figured he'd be ready to resume playing for the Boston Red Sox when the minimum 15-day term of his disabled-list stint expired Aug. 1. Last weekend, he realized that wouldn't happen. Ortiz attempted agility drills before Sunday night's game at Yankee Stadium, but he was unable even to walk without a limp, the soreness in his strained right Achilles...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (53-53)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.37)
Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (2-6, 4.53)
After criticizing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine earlier in the day, Curt Schilling was given a standing ovation from Boston fans when he was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Schilling was the last of the inductees introduced at Fenway Park on Friday night, and applause began as soon as his picture appeared on the video board in center.
Earlier in the day, Schilling...
Ryan Lavarnway will make his return to the big leagues on Thursday night, and he'll do so as the Red Sox' starting catcher. Lavarnway, who was called up on Wednesday after Daniel Nava was placed on the disabled list, is penciled in as the starting catcher and hitting sixth for the Red Sox in their first of four games with the Minnesota Twins. Lavarnway made his major league...
BOSTON -- After showing signs of life against the Yankees and the Tigers, the Red Sox are slumping once again. The team's longest winning streak this season is six games, a mark they established back in April. With two-thirds of the season over, the Red Sox are still seesawing over and under the .500 record plateau. As the Red Sox continue clawing their way through the troubles...
Jon Lester didn't enjoy July. He went 0-3 with a 12.27 ERA over his final four starts of the month, allowing 41 baserunners in just 18 1/3 innings. But now that the calendar has turned to August, the lefty is hoping to return to the form that saw him post four straight seasons of sub-3.50 ERAs between 2008 and 2011. The Red Sox entered Thursday's matchup with the Twins just...
If you go to the stats page on MLB.com and look up individual pitcher stats, you will find 101 different pitchers. If you sort by K/9 the last pitcher on the list is Derek Lowe. Lowe struck out just over three hitters per nine innings pitched. Possibly not coincidentally, Cleveland cut Lowe two days ago.
There are few absolutes in baseball, but one we know for certain is this...
Going into spring training 2009, the Red Sox thought that first base prospect Lars Anderson had a bright future with the big league club as he was named their number one prospect by Baseball America but all that changed with inconsistent play in the minors and the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez in December 2010. Now after seven [...]
Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles hasn't played almost a week, but he'll make his return to the Boston lineup on Friday night for the second of four with the Minnesota Twins. Aviles, who has been battling a turf toe injury, hasn't played since Aug. 28. He'll hit eighth and play shortstop against Brian Duensing, as the Red Sox look to bounce back from an anemic offensive...
Samuel Deduno vs. Jon Lester appeared to be a mismatch. It was, but not in the direction that you'd expect. The Twins scratched out three runs against Lester and the Sox couldn't get going against Deduno, as the Minnesota Twins stole the first game of their four-game set against Boston at Fenway Park. It's not what the Red Sox needed after gaining a little momentum against...
Jenny Dell can do it all. When she's not supporting Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy from field level during Red Sox games on NESN or hosting The Ultimate Red Sox Show, she's apparently doing her best Batman (or Catwoman) imitation by scaling buildings. Yes, you read that right... This survey is powered by SurveyGizmo's online survey software. Please take my survey now
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Twins:
Ellsbury CFCrawford LFPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss DHLavarnway CMiddlebrooks 3BKalish RFCiriaco SS
Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox couldn't quite pull out the sweep against the Tigers on Wednesday night. But a 7-5 loss isn't going to slow down the heavy-hitting Boston bats. Carl Crawford slugged another home run on Wednesday -- his second of the season -- and Adrian Gonzalez continued his torrid start to the second half, getting his average back above .300. The loss was unfortunate...