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It’s been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Jon Lester, so it’s important to take advantage of his good days. The Red Sox didn’t do so on Saturday.
Lester, who was a model of consistency from 2008 to 2011 before a rocky 2012 campaign, started 2013 in impressive fashion. Since beginning the year 6-0, however, Lester has become a symbol of inconsistency, as there’s simply no telling what kind of game the Red Sox are in for when he toes the rubber.
The good Lester showed up on Saturday in Oakland. The lefty’s final stat line — three runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings — isn’t anything to marvel at, but he was pretty solid beyond a few brief hiccups. The problem for the Red Sox was that even one hiccup was too much, as Boston’s offense was held in check by A.J. Griffin en route to a 3-0 Athletics win.
“He’s probably pitching on the wrong day,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “On a night where we score our typical amount of runs, we’re probably having a completely different conversation aft
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Monday: Seattle Mariners 11 Boston Red Sox 4 Felix Hernandez 9-4 W Jon Lester 8-5 L Raul Ibanez was the star of the game as he hit his 22nd home run to help King Felix win his ninth game in the Mariners' 11-4 victory over the Red Sox on Monday night. Ibanez's home run broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth. It was his seventh go-ahead home run this season and extended his hitting...
The Boston Red Sox have decided to option right-handed reliever Steven Wright to their Triple-A Pawtucket minor league affiliate. Wright, who was recalled just a few days ago, earned his first win with the big league club after tossing a solid 5 2/3 scoreless innings in long relief. Look for Wright to get another opportunity down the road this season.
The post Reliever Steven Wright...
The Boston Red Sox will start their final series before the all-star break Friday night against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Red Sox will send quite possibly the American League Comeback Player of the Year on the mound to start the series. John Lackey got off to a slow start in his return from elbow surgery, which sidelined him for the entire 2012 season. The pitcher...
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Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino can’t stay out of the spotlight no matter what.
The Red Sox Instagram account posted the picture above. Talking about dressing the part!
Has Larry Lucchino ever listened to a Jason Aldean song before tonight? Probably not.
And jesus are those earrings!??!
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Dustin Pedroia and a couple of others were selected to the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame, according to MLB.com. That's one more honor for the guy who has been Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and will be playing in his 4th All Star game this week. The AFL director, Steve Cobb offered high praise for Dustin...
The last time that Brandon Workman took the mound for the Red Sox was during his major league debut on Wednesday. Things didn’t go as planned for Workman, though, as he saw his ERA climb to 13.50 in two innings of work.
The Sox hope that Sunday will go better for him, as he makes his first major league start. He will have his work cut out for him, though, as he will have to keep...
Coming off a successful 4-2 road trip, the Athletics return to Oakland to face the Boston Red Sox, marking their second-straight series against a powerhouse team to wrap up the unofficial first half of the regular season.
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With Allen Webster in Pawtucket and out of the rotation, Brandon Workman will get the start in Sunday’s game at Oakland, according to the Boston Globe. This will be the 24-year-old righthander’s first major league start.
Workman made his major league debut Wednesday against Seattle. He threw two innings of relief...
Despite the Red Sox’ success this season up until the All-Star break, the first-place club hasn’t shown a ton of power in the lineup outside of David Ortiz. It will be quite the opposite for Ortiz on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game, though.
The Boston designated hitter was voted into the All-Star Game in New York at Citi Field as the American League’s starting designated...
If we learned anything from the book and film Moneyball, it’s that the teams that win games are the teams that score runs. The Red Sox didn’t do any scoring last night, held in check by the notorious A. J. Griffin, so they copped a loss.
I’m not gonna dwell too much on it, other than to say despite the loss, Jon Lester put in a decent performance giving up just three runs...
It’s back to Triple-A for Steven Wright.
The Red Sox announced that Wright, who dazzled in relief on Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the newly acquired Matt Thornton.
Wright pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquired Thornton in a trade with the White Sox on Friday. Boston sent minor...
2:04 p.m.: The final lineup card of the first half has been posted, and it looks like some regular starters will enjoy an extended All-Star break.
Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are all out of the lineup for the Red Sox on Sunday. Victorino has been banged up of late, and Saltalamacchia will get the day off with the day game after a night game.
ESPN's Jayson Stark tapped Iglesias as his first-half AL rookie of the year
ESPN senior baseball writer Jayson Stark has handed out his MLB midseason awards, and two key members of the Boston Red Sox feature prominently.
Stark tapped Red Sox shortstop/third baseman Jose Iglesias as first-half Rookie of the Year and skipper John Farrell...
After taking the first game last night, the Boston Red Sox look to continue their winning ways in the second game of a three-game set with the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on CSN...
6:25 p.m.: The lineup cards have been posted. Check them out below.
Red Sox (57-37)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jose Iglesias, SS
Brock Holt, 3B
John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80 ERA)
Coco Crisp, CF
John Jaso, C
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Jed Lowrie, SS
Yoenis Cespedes, LF...