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There has been no shortage of ninth-inning excitement in the first two games between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.
In Sunday's series finale at Fenway Park, the Red Sox hope to carry some momentum from their latest comeback victory over the Rays and finally move over .500 for the first time this season.
The series started with a bang Friday night, with Matt Joyce hitting a third-inning grand slam to lead Tampa Bay (28-19) to a 7-4 victory. The game, however, will be remembered for Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales hitting Luke Scott in the right leg in the ninth, prompting the benches to clear.
Rays manager Joe Maddon took offense to the beaning and tweeted, "What occurred in the 9th reeked of intent. Was ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, incompetent, cowardly behavior."
Boston manager Bobby Valentine saw things differently.
"I took offense to the aggressiveness of their coaches," he said prior to Saturday's game. "I thought it was really un...
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Designated hitter Luke Scott didn't do much hitting in the Tampa Bay Rays' series opener against the Boston Red Sox. Instead, he got hit - and the benches cleared as a result.
He appears to have a good chance to turn the tables given his history against Josh Beckett.
Scott, Carlos Pena, Matt Joyce and the rest of the Rays will take their hacks against Beckett on Saturday...
The clubhouse door opened up and the Tampa Bay Rays could be seen dancing - a stark contrast to what happened a night earlier.
Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Boston closer Alfredo Aceves, and the Rays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, a day after losing in the final inning.
''We're a lot of fun when we win,&...
Recently I had a chance to do a quick interview with Red Sox prospect Reynaldo Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a 26 year old slugger out of Colombia who is currently playing for the Portland Sea Dogs. He has a powerful bat and was discovered by the Red Sox in an independent league when he was playing for the Yuma Scorpions. In 2009, he was named the Independent Leagues top prospect...
BOSTON –– Luke Scott stormed out of the batter's box, making a beeline for Franklin Morales. The Rays designated hitter started screaming, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempted to hold him back. At that point, Scott opted to unleash his frustrations on the Red Sox catcher by pushing him. In a matter of seconds, the benches cleared and tussling ensued. For a brief second,...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Ryan Sweeney's bright Hollywood smile said more about the outfielder's excitement to be back in the Red Sox lineup than any of his postgame comments on Monday. After missing the...
BOSTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia currently leads all catchers in the majors with eight homers. The Red Sox backstop has been sizzling at the plate, belting three homers in the last six games. He's lifted his RBI total to 21 while raising his batting average to .274 from the .080 on April 19 -- and for that matter, a .221 average on May 21. His teammates are paying close notice...
Felix Doubront continues the roll he's on as he goes six innings, allowing just two runs and he gets in his fourth win in five decisions as the Sox beat the Tigers, 7-4.
The Sox got to Doug Fister early as they managed to score five runs in the first three innings. There was a blessing in diguise as Mike Aviles appeared to strike out but the umpires declared it to be a foul...
His last name is 14 letters long, and with the way he has been hitting the baseball, he has a legitimate shot of landing a spot on the team comprised of the best players from 14 American League teams. Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- yes, it is 14 letters and the longest last name in baseball history -- has been the talk around Boston for the past week. Now, his name is being associated...
Last night, there was another dust up between the Red Sox and Rays. It wasn't as bad as previous encounters, just some flexing and trash talk. In recent years, this has become one of the marquee rivalries. One only has to think back to last year and the Red Sox collapse that allowed the Rays to sneak into the playoffs.Let's look at some of the recent encounters.June 5, 2008...
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Theo Epstein expected some rough stretches for the Chicago Cubs. He didn't envision this.
With 12 straight losses entering Monday's game against San Diego, the Cubs were on one of the longest skids in franchise history and tied with Minnesota for the worst record in the majors.
Epstein says he doesn't think ''this is indicative of the type of team we are'...
Now that lineup is stacked!
Red Sox (23-24)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (4-2, 3.96)
Mookie Betts is a shortstop (who is being converted to second base) who was drafted by the Red Sox in the 5th round of last year’s draft. He had committed to Tennessee but he signed on August 15th for $750,000 with the Sox and played in one game for the GCL Red Sox, where he went 2-4 with a stolen base.
According to SoxProspects, he is known for his athleticism and is projected...
Aviles SSPedroia 2BOrtiz DHYoukilis 1BGonzalez RFSaltalamacchia CMiddlebrooks 3BNava LFPodsednik CF
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