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PLAYERS: Koji Uehara
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Koji Uehara has shined in his new role as the Red Sox’ closer. The 38-year-old reliever pitched three innings this week and didn’t allow a single hit or walk. He had six strikeouts in his perfect week and picked up three saves. Uehara, who’s known to put an exclamation mark on his appearances with some enthusiastic high fives, lowered his season ERA to 1.91 and his WHIP to 0.79 after the impressive week. He’s struck out 48 batters in 33 innings and has batters hitting just .162 against him. Uehara now has four saves on the season. His single-season career high is 13, which came in 2010 with the Orioles.

Jose Iglesias Named FN's June Player O' Month

(USA Today Sports Images)He's been asked to play out of position. He's been thrown into the middle of a pennant race. And, he's performed. Jose Iglesias—who we were told was offensively challenged—hit .395 in 25 June games  and has been named FenwayNation's Player Of The Month. Of course, Iglesias still delivered his signature defense during June—making spectacular...

Boston Red Sox: All-Star edition

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Mike Napoli’s Power Outage Continues to Linger, Could Eventually Become More Concerning for Red Sox

BOSTON — Mike Napoli’s power outage is still in effect. At some point, he’ll need to flip the switch back into its early-season position. Napoli exploded out of the gate this year, racking up extra-base hits and climbing to the top of the American League’s statistical leaderboard. Now, although Napoli is still getting on base at a decent clip, he’s failing to generate the...

Red Sox Are Halfway To 100; Walk Off Jays, 5-4

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)It's these kinds of wins that sometimes define championship teams. Build a shaky lead with unlikely role players. Take that wobbly lead into the top of ninth and blow it. Then, win it in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the final frame. That's just the recipe the Red Sox followed today in a series-clinching 5-4 win at Fenway. Brandon Snyder and Ryan...

Red Sox Need Pitching Depth, Utility Infielder As MLB Trade Deadline Is One Month Away (Video)

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Jonny Gomes Shows Off His Best Dance Moves, Home Run Trot, Shopping Cart (Video)

Jonny Gomes is the latest Red Sox player to take the hot seat on Red Sox Small Talk. Gomes answered the tough questions from the kids, like what his favorite dance move is, if he’s ever gone swimming and what he wants to be when he grows up. Gomes did his best to answer the queries, even if he didn’t know what a paleontologist was. Check out Gomes’ answers in the video above.

Your Morning Dump...where Lester hurts his hip

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. A new windup brought a marked improvement for Jon Lester. And he did it against the white-hot Toronto Blue Jays to boot. But Lester, who had been lacking sharpness over the last month, also gave everyone...

Allen Webster’s ‘Swing-and-Miss’ Tendencies Make Young Pitcher Dangerous Weapon (Video)

The results have not been there thus far for Red Sox rookie Allen Webster, but scouts and pundits alike have been raving about the right-hander’s “stuff.” Opponents have a tough time putting the bat on the ball against Webster, and that was never more apparent that during his last start against Detroit. Tigers hitters swung and missed on 23.2 percent of Webster’s pitches...

Ryan Dempster Gives Red Sox What They Need to Win Despite Playing Limited Innings (Video)

The Red Sox were able to rally in the ninth inning on Sunday to get a win over the Blue Jays, and it came in walk off fashion.  Starting pitcher Ryan Dempster didn’t factor in the decision, but he battled through 5 1/3 innings to put the Sox in position to win it. He gave up just two runs on seven hits, lowering his ERA to 4.11.  Ryan Lavarnway got the start behind the dish on...

Red Sox’ Successful June Bodes Well for Second Half of Season (Video)

The Red Sox still sit atop the AL East heading into the second half of the season, and it seems like nothing can slow them down. They’ve already battled injuries and slumps, the the Sox’ depth is part of the reason they have been so successful. After starting strong in April, many fans thought this year’s team could be too good to be true. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks...

Red Sox Look to Bounce Back Against Blue Jays Without David Ortiz in Starting Lineup

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Allen Webster Needs to ‘Trust His Stuff’ As Rookie Searches for First Win (Video)

Allen Webster has yet to pick up a win in his first three major league starts, but the Red Sox aren’t close to losing faith in the lanky 23-year-old. Webster has shown what WEEI’s Rob Bradford characterized as “electric stuff,” boasting both a mid-90s fastball and a deadly changeup that the Detroit Tigers had great trouble with during his most recent outing last Saturday...

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 5

Jonny Gomes broke a tie with a seventh-inning single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Friday night. The Red Sox had 15 hits, giving them at least 10 for the sixth time in seven games. They have 93 hits over that span. Andrew Miller (1-2) got the win with 1 1-3 scoreless innings. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his fourth...

Four Real? Red Sox vs Jays 6-27-13

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Sox walk off with Win #50

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer A fielding error by Toronto first baseman Josh Thole off the bat of Shane Victorino in the bottom of the ninth inning helped the Red Sox to a 5-4 win and a series win over Toronto at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon. The win was the 50th of the season for the Red Sox, the first American League team to reach the half-century mark in 2013. The Red...
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