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Boston Red Sox
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Watch out, Minneapolis. A sweep warning has been posted for the Target Field area. The Boston Red Sox (26-17) go for the series sweep against the Minnesota Twins (18-21) this afternoon. After winning in extra innings on Friday, the Sox pounded out 12 runs on 13 hits in a 12-5 win Saturday. Consider today the rubber game of the season series, as it is knotted up at 3-3 and today is the last time the two clubs face each other in the regular season. John Lackey (1-4, 4.05 ERA) has been on the wrong side of two costly errors that ultimately led to Boston losing in his last two starts. He, and the Sox, hope for a clean outing today as he takes the ball for the series finale.
For the first time all season, Jacoby Ellsbury gets the day off. Shane Victorino returns and replaces Ellsbury in center and at leadoff. Here’s the full lineup (first pitch – 2:10 pm EDT):
1. Victorino, CF
2. Gomes, LF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Napoli, 1B
6. Nava, RF
BEST OF MAXIM
Andrew Bailey Called Up Today the Red Sox announced that right-hander Andrew Bailey has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. The corresponding move was sending right-hander Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket following Sunday’s game against the Twins. Bailey was placed on the DL on May 6 (retroactive to April 29) due to a right biceps strain. Bailey's season...
Clay Buchholz may not have picked up any more wins in the past seven days, but the Red Sox starter is still undefeated on the season after two more impressive performances this week.
Buchholz allowed just four earned runs in 15 innings this week, allowing 10 hits and six walks to earn Amica Pitcher of the Week honors. Buchholz is still 6-0 on the season while his ERA sits at 1.78...
The Boston Red Sox have been without shortstop Stephen Drew for the past two nights after he suffered a back injury. While Drew's injury sounds painful -- he described it as "hypertension on my spine" -- he said told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he doesn't plan on sitting out much longer.
“I hope so. I don’t plan on sitting out much longer,” said
Shane Victorino missed a couple of games recently with a back issue. Red Sox fans are hoping that he didn’t experience a setback on Monday night.
The Red Sox outfielder left the game against the White Sox in the sixth inning. In the top of the inning, he squibbed a grounder to third and beat out the throw for an infield hit. However, he did not appear to injure himself on the play...
MINNEAPOLIS Now that the baseball season is nearly two months old, Vance Worley has settled into his surroundings as a member of the Twins. But when the right-hander moved to Minnesota this offseason, he had one item of business he had to adjust to.
Where to put all of his shoes?
Since he was a teenager, Worley has made a hobby out of collecting sneakers. A former basketball player...
Chris Parmelee of the Minnesota Twins had an unfortunate incident in his Sunday afternoon match-up against the White Sox. Parmelee was on his way to first base to try and beat out a grounder and as the throw came to first everything seemed normal. However, that is when everything went wrong. The throw was a bit off and it ended up hitting Chris directly in the family jewels. ...
Ryan Dempster picked his son up at school, and then he got to play with him on the field at the ballpark.
It was just like the old days. Just at a different ballpark and wearing a different uniform.
Dempster was back in Chicago on Monday when the Boston Red Sox opened a three-game series against the White Sox. It was Dempster's first game in the city as a visiting player since...
Game 43: Ortiz making pitchers look sloppy!
David Ortiz had a field day against his old team, and again made them wish they never got rid on him in 2003. Papi had three hits, drove in 6 runs, and powered a lineup that finished with 13 total hits. All players but Pedro Ciriaco had at least one hit in the game. Papi's great performance helped out Ryan Dempster...
David Ortiz rapped out 3 hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in 6 runs as the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field.
The Red Sox got on the board in the top of the 1st inning on a 3-run blast by Ortiz (pictured)off Twins starter Scott Diamond. An RBI single in the top of the 4th put the Sox up 4-1, and Ortiz slammed...
3:59 p.m.: The Red Sox are getting their closer back.
Andrew Bailey was activated from the 15-day disabled list this afternoon. Righty Jose De La Torre was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the 25-man roster.
Bailey is 1-0 on the season with five saves and a 1.46 ERA. He has 20 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
De La Torre made two appearances in relief for the Red Sox...
Dustin Pedroia‘s bat has been hot as of late and the second baseman is on an 11-game hitting streak entering Monday night’s matchup against the Chicago White Sox. Pedroia is 21-45 (.467), and his hit on Sunday was a bit of a gift from Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham.
Pedroia hit what looked like a routine double in the ninth with one out and one on, but the ball...
1:05 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will finally get his day off.
Ellsbury, who has played in every game this season, was scheduled to have Saturday night off, but Shane Victorino’s absence because of a back issue meant Ellsbury needed to remain in the Red Sox’ lineup. Victorino will return on Sunday, and he’ll play center field and lead off for the first time this season while Ellsbury...
After a 12-5 rout last night, the Boston Red Sox look to go for the sweep this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.
First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports...
The White Sox are doing their damage with two outs on Monday night, meaning that once again, timely hitting is not working to the Red Sox’ advantage.
After scuffling with runners in scoring position at times last week, the Red Sox now seem to have found difficulty in getting that final out of the inning. Jon Lester is then left in more trouble than he’d like, as his team faces...
Back-to-back last at-bat wins have helped get the Boston Red Sox on a roll. The Sox (25-17) look to extend this mini streak to four games tonight, as they play game two of their series against the Minnesota Twins (18-20). It will be Ryan Dempster (2-4, 3.75 ERA) pitching for the Red Sox against the Twins’ Scott Diamond (3-3. 4.08 ERA).