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James Loney will get his first look at the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry on Tuesday night, and he'll do so from the middle of the Boston order. Loney will hit cleanup for Bobby Valentine, for just the second time since being traded to Boston on Aug. 26. In Loney's only other appearance in the four hole with the Sox, he went 3-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Angels on Aug. 30. Loney is a career .272 hitter from the cleanup spot in 129 games. In those 528 at-bats, he has nine home runs and 72 RBIs to...

MLB investigating Red Sox leaks

MLB has come out and said they will investigate the seemingly high number of leaks regarding the waiver wire deals the Red Sox made throughout the month of August. 

Junichi Tazawa Has Evolved Into Reliable Reliever After Long Road From Tommy John Surgery

BOSTON -- Junichi Tazawa just wanted his health back. After missing the 2010 season and the majority of 2011 -- as a result of Tommy John surgery -- Tazawa entered spring training this season hoping to last a full year without any setbacks. He's received his wish and much more. Despite a few trips between Boston and Pawtucket, Tazawa has developed into a key piece of the Red...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Bounces Back From Back Spasms, Plans to Battle Through Inflammation and Stiffness

BOSTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia rejoined the Red Sox lineup Wednesday night. After experiencing back spasms on Sept. 7, the catcher missed the last three games to recover. Although the injury caught Saltalamacchia off guard, he insisted there were no major concerns. "They didn't see it regressing at all if I go out there and play," Saltalamacchia said. "I just...

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Felix Doubront to Stay in the Red Sox Rotation Despite Recent Struggles

BOSTON –– Daisuke Matsuzaka lives to see another start in the Red Sox rotation. After the pitcher surrendered five runs through 1 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he was contemplating replacing Matsuzaka with Alfredo Aceves in the starting staff. That won't be the case. Before Tuesday's series-opener against the Yankees, Valentine...

Bobby Valentine Brings Fire to Red Sox Team That Couldn't Ask for More Care, Fight From Manager

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has plenty of critics. Fans are quick to pin this year's problems on him. Members of the team have disliked or discouraged him. Analysts and pundits will talk about everything he's done wrong. But, for all the vitriol that can be sent Valentine's way, he remains untouchable in one area. No one can fault this man for the raw fire, passion...

David Ortiz on improving the Red Sox, starting with himself

WEEI's Rob Bradford talked with David Ortiz, who is still rehabbing his Achilles tendon. Guess what? Papi wants a multi-year contract. But more than that, he offered some advice on how to fix the ongoing problems at Fenway Park: "I would go and try and get another three David Ortiz's." "We need more bad [bleepity bleepers]." "Go out and get...

Red Sox Can Get Off Hook for Biggest Late-Season Collapse If Yankees Miss Playoffs This Year (Video)

Last year, the Red Sox suffered the biggest collapse in baseball history, while seeing a double-digit lead for a playoff spot evaporate over the season's final month. This year, they are nowhere near a playoff spot, but their opponents certainly are. The Sox welcome the Yankees to town on Tuesday with a chance to do some serious damage to New York's postseason hopes. And...

David Ortiz Hopes Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Helps Heal Injured Achilles

Each year, sports medicine becomes more innovative. Over the past decade, the platelet-rich plasma injection has evolved into one of the foremost options for injured players. For the Red Sox, two players –– David Ortiz and ex-outfielder Carl Crawford –– relied on the treatment this season. Nearly two weeks ago, Ortiz received the shot to alleviate pain in his injured Achilles...

Recap: Late rally not enough as Yanks top Sox

The Red Sox couldn't make it back-to-back walkoffs as New York topped Boston 5-4. It did get interesting in the 9th, however. Down two, Jarrod Saltalamacchia launched a solo homer off Rafael Soriano. Soriano composed himself for two straight outs, but then made an error to allow Mike Aviles to reach base, bringing up Jacoby Ellsbury for a potential spot as hero on consecutive...

Wednesday Red Sox Travesty - 9/12

After walking off with a win last night, the Boston Red Sox look to make it two in-a-row in the middle game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES.  And if you...

Red Sox Turn Double Play, Knock Derek Jeter From Game (Video)

If the Red Sox can't beat 'em, they're certainly going to do as much damage as possible. Boston added to New York's troubles on Wednesday night when they turned a double play in the top of the eighth inning. Derek Jeter hustled down the first-base line to beat the throw (which would have made the run that crossed home plate on the play count), but he couldn't...

Red Sox News & Notes - 9/11

Color me shocked that Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine wasn't fired yesterday. It was the perfect time to do it. There's no way he's going to be back next season so with the Red Sox off yesterday before the New York Yankees come to town, it was a good time to do it. But nope, it DID NOT happen. It makes you wonder what kind of dirt that Valentine has on the...

Sox Get Cooked By Yankees

For the first three innings, Aaron Cook looked fact ridiculously good...allowing no runs on just one hit.Stop me if you've heard this one before.Curtis Granderson led off the top of the 4th inning with a solo home run, Robinson Cano belted a two-run shot and just like that the Red Sox were trailing 3-0, with the Red Sox ultimately losing 5-4 to the Yankees at Fenway...

Yankee Bus Fail

Shortly after losing to the Red Sox via a walk-off single, the Yankees experienced another failure.  Their team bus crashed into a gate while leaving Fenway Park.  The crash resulted in a broken window. Walking by right when the Yankees bus is leaving Fenway Park- Bus driver hits the gate and shatters awindow… — Jesse Waites (@JesseWaites) September 12, 2012

Even the Yankees bus driver sucks in September

After losing yet another September game to the Red Sox, the Yankees team bus was pulling out of Fenway's parking lot when the driver of the bus crashed into a gate and broke a window. Ouch. Why... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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