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Jon Lester was sharp again on Wednesday, but unfortunately for the Red Sox, the run support wasn't there. The same can be said for Lester's start on Opening Day, during which he gave up just one run in seven innings but was outdueled by Justin Verlander. Aside from Lester, the rest of Boston's starters struggled a bit in the first trip through the rotation -- excluding maybe Felix Doubront. If you take away Lester's seven-inning, Opening Day performance, the rest of the team's starters went 0-2 with a 10.12 ERA in 18 2/3 innings through Boston's first five games. Check...

Infamous 'Buckner Ball' up for auction

The ball that dribbled between Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs and into history will be auctioned off in May and is expected to fetch at least $100,000.

MLB Rookie Sideline Reporters Jenny Dell & Britt McHenry Make Debuts

Yes, Boston, we know you have a new sideline reporter. Thanks for telling us on Twitter, via email, etc. Of course we were aware of Jenny Dell when she got Heidi Watney’s old Red Sox sideline reporting gig. Sure, Jenny has a great collection of photos from her pre-NESN days. But Jenny isn’t the only rookie who made her MLB debut last week. Our old friend Britt McHenry, 25, did...

Lester Great But Offense Not As Red Sox Lose To Blue Jays

Two very good starts, and nothing to show for it - that's Jon Lester's 2012 season in a nutshell after his first two starts. Coming off the Opening Day loss to Justin Verlander and the Detroits Tigers, Lester pitched 8 very strong innings allowing just 3 hits and a pair of walks while striking out 6 in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays. The problem continues to be the offense...

Red Sox May Have to Overpay to Re-Sign Jacoby Ellsbury If Center Fielder Puts Up Monster Numbers Again

The Red Sox aren't exactly off to a good start, and much of Red Sox Nation already has plenty of questions about how this team will fare this season. The talent level on the Sox is undeniable, but with a 1-4 record through five games, the beginning of this season is eerily similar to the end of last season. That's not a good thing. There's still plenty of reasons to be...

Nick Punto Starting at Shortstop, David Ortiz Batting Cleanup for Daniel Bard's First Start

The shuffling of the lineup continues. Two days after hitting leadoff, Nick Punto is penciled in the nine hole to give Mike Aviles a breather at shortstop after the shortstop twisted his ankle. In the process, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine also flip-flopped designated hitter David Ortiz and third baseman Kevin Youkilis in the cleanup and fifth spots, a day after Youkilis hit fourth...

Join Red Sox Reporter Didier Morais for Twitter Q&A on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

This isn't exactly how Red Sox fans hoped their team would rebound after its epic September collapse, but Bobby Valentine's group is sitting at 1-4 through five games, and there are still plenty of questions to be answered. Fortunately, Red Sox reporter Didier Morais is ready to take a stab at some of those questions. They can range from how the Sox can solve their...

Morning Red Sox Delight - 4/11

After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to win the series in game three of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. First pitch is scheduled for 12:37 p.m. and the game will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet...

Terry Francona won't take part in Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration

When the Red Sox celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park next Friday against the New York Yankees, the manager who was at the helm when Boston snapped their 86-year World Series championship drought won't be in the house. Terry Francona, who unceremoniously departed from the Red Sox following last season's 8-21 finish, told the Boston Globe that he can't "...

Red Sox' 'Getaway Day' Less Exciting Than Phrase Would Have You Believe (Video)

Normally, when you hear someone talking about a "getaway," your ears perk up. You're probably imagining a car chase or some masked bandits on a train riding away with the cops in hot pursuit. Unless you're imagining a baseball version of "getaway day." In that case, all it means is an early game to help make travel to the next venue a little easier. Although...

Red Sox Offense Sputtering Early In Games, But Could Benefit From Upcoming Home Stretch

The late-game rallies won't carry the Red Sox forever. Over the entire series against Toronto -- as well as the final game in Detroit -- Boston has primarily delivered offensive production in the ninth. It worked in Monday's matchup, when the Red Sox countered to score three runs off closer Sergio Santos to capture a victory. Boston was primed for another comeback on Wednesday...

How's the Thumb, Josh?

Here's hoping that Josh Beckett''s thumb gets another look before he gets the ball tomorrow. Something was wrong in his first start. Bobby V said "not much of an injury" when it first came up, but let's get a second opinion.Thanks to the days off, it would be easy to slot in Buchholz.And don't, don't, let Josh make the call. He's the most competitive...

Beat Farming: Another win-less night

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.   Notable Performances: Ryan Lavarnway (C): 2-for-4, double, run Tony Pena Jr (RP):  3 IP, 2 H, 3 K Box Score   Notable Performance: Oscar Tejeda (DH): 2-for-4, run Box Score   Notable Performances: Brandon...

The ball got by Buckner and now you can win it for $100k

The ball that got through Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series against the Mets on Oct 25, 1986 has hit the auction block. Currently at $65,725.00 with the buyer's... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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