Found May 17, 2013 on
It was a good start to the nine-game road trip for the Boston Red Sox (24-17), who took two of three at Tampa Bay and open up a three-game weekend series in Minnesota tonight. The Sox lost three of four at home to the Twins (18-19) last week and will look to avoid losing the season series by sweeping this series at Target Field. Red Sox Nation has the advantage on the mound, for sure, as Clay Buchholz attempts to win his seventh game and remain unbeaten on the year (6-0, 1.69 ERA).
Here’s Boston’s lineup for the Friday night affair (first pitch – 8:10 pm EDT):
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Nava, RF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Middlebrooks, 3B
6. Drew, SS
7. Gomes, LF
8. Carp, 1B
9. Saltalamacchia, C
The Twins will send Vance Worley (1-4, 7.15 ERA) to the mound in hopes that he can limit Boston’s struggling offense. Worley went five innings and allowed three runs on nine hits in his last outing against the Red Sox, a no-decision in a 6-5 Bos...
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Shane Victorino and Vance Worley didn’t just share a clubhouse in Philadelphia. They shared an addition.
Don’t worry, though. It’s a healthy addiction, all things considered, and it’s one that each big leaguer battles with today. Worley, who now pitches for the Twins after three seasons with the Phillies, and Victorino both have a strong passion for shoes.
“He’s a big...
As Daniel Bard works through some mental and mechanical issues in the minor leagues, the team has been asked about their plans if he continues to struggle. As of now, the Red Sox do not plan to shut Bard down or send him to extended spring training. This comes after yet another bad outing for Bard at Double-A Portland.
Red Sox are not considering shutting down or sending...
The Boston Red Sox got news yesterday that Joel Hanrahan's surgery went well. He underwent Tommy John surgery as well as flexor tendon surgery yesterday afternoon. He will miss the rest of the season as well as the start of next season. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.
According to the Boston Globe, Andrew Bailey will be the teams closer when he is...
David Ortiz continues to slug and he certainly let his former team experience just that on Saturday night. Ortiz would account for half of the 12 runs scored by Boston in its 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Beginning in the first-inning, Ortiz launched a one out, three-run home run to right field off of Scott Diamond, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia to give the...
Dustin Pedroia’s hustle and grit have been on display since Day 1. But his effort this season provides a perfect snap shot of the 2013 Red Sox.
Pedroia’s .335 average, .423 on-base percentage, 27 runs, 25 walks and 1.6 offensive wins above replacement are all tops on the Red Sox. He entered Friday’s game hitting .500 (16-for-32) over the course of an eight-game hit streak,...
After coming a poor 2-5 homestand, the Boston Red Sox started this week on the right track by taking two out of three from the Tampa Bay Rays and by Friday are only one home behind the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East. The Red Sox lost three out of four from the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park last week and will face at Target Field for a three game series this weekend...
The Red Sox look to continue their positive momentum and pick up their fourth straight win on Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins.
The Sox are banged up in a number of ways with Shane Victorino with a back injury and short stop Stephen Drew out after also sustaining a back injury Friday night in Boston’s extra-inning win over the Twins. Pedro Ciricao gets the starting...
Dustin Pedroia may just be the epitome of who the Red Sox are. It may not always be perfect or pretty, but they get the job done. And they both certainly exemplified that during Friday’s 3-2 extra innings win over the Minnesota Twins.
Pedroia has been getting criticism for not being a power hitter so far this season, as he has only one home run...
Wednesday marked a month since bombs struck the Boston Marathon and despite the terror, it seems as though slowly but surely the city and the nation have started to heal. Through prayer, support, or runs in memoriam, the path to recovery has taken shape. And here in Oregon, home of Track Town USA and a population of outdoors enthusiasts, the run feels stronger than ever.
Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run double which proved to be the difference as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
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The Minnesota Twins nearly handed Clay Buchholz his first loss of the season 11 days ago.
Now, the Twins will have another chance to send Buchholz home a loser as they host the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Buchholz (6-0, 1.69 ERA) was outstanding en route to six straight wins to begin the season, posting a 1.01 ERA during that span. In his seventh start, however, he surrendered...
Believe it or not, but this was the first time this season that an opposing pitcher had a blown save in the ninth inning, and it could not come at a better time.
The Red Sox won only their second series in May, and now go to Minnesota to avenge their home stand where the Twins took three out of four games.
Here are the four bases:
First Base: Another reliever first: it was the first...
Tried the corner and missed.
To say things are not going well for Daniel Bard is an understatement.
Disastrous is closer to the truth.
Last night at Double A Portland, Daniel Bard put up his worst minor league outing yet. He walked five batters, threw two wild pitches, and gave up two runs in one plus innings. Only eight of thirty pitches were thrown for strikes.
He went in for the 6th inning, got through...
5:40 p.m.: Shane Victorino and outfield walls just aren’t getting along lately.
Victorino crashed into the right-field wall at Tropicana Field on Thursday, just four days after he experienced a violent collision with the right-field wall at Fenway Park. Victorino’s back, which he had problems with earlier this season, started to tighten up a bit after Thursday’s collision,...