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Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes homered to back an effective pitching performance by John Lackey, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 5-4 Saturday to end a five-game losing streak in Baltimore.
After dropping the first two games of the series, the Red Sox fell into an early 2-0 hole before bouncing back. Carp's home run snapped an 18-inning scoring drought in the fourth, and Gomes made it 5-2 in the sixth with a solo shot that chased Baltimore starter Freddy Garcia (3-4).
The victory increased Boston's lead over second-place Baltimore in the AL East to 2 1/2 games. The Red Sox lost three games at Camden Yards last September and were 0-2 this season, their longest dry spell in Baltimore since a seven-game stretch in 1969-70.
Lackey (4-5) gave up two runs, seven hits and a walk in seven innings to improve to 12-4 lifetime against the Orioles. It was the right-hander's first win since May 25, even though he's allowed three runs or fewer in nine of his 11 starts this se...
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John Lackey was up against the ropes early on Saturday. But a few counterpunches later, the Red Sox were on the attack, and they eventually outlasted the Orioles in a hard-fought battle at Camden Yards.
Lackey entered Saturday’s start with a chance to really prove himself. Ryan Dempster pitched into the eighth inning on Friday, but with Jon Lester struggling and Clay Buchholz battling...
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp exited yesterday’s loss
to the Baltimore Orioles with right hamstring tightness. After the game, manager
John Farrell told reporters – including Todd Karpovich of MLB.com – that he
considers Carp day to day and hopes to have him available on Tuesday following
the team’s off-day.
"He felt cramping go up first base, but I...
This seem to have taken a slight detour for Mike Carp.
The first baseman exited Sunday’s game against the Orioles in the seventh inning with tightness in his right hamstring. The issue doesn’t appear too serious though, and Carp anticipates that he will be ready to go for Tuesday’s matchup against the Rays.
Carp has been red-hot so far in June, and says he feels confident that...
Note: I wrote a good majority of this piece early Tuesday morning, but, regretfully put it aside after seeing the news about the Dodgers/Diamondbacks bean ball war. I thought it would be better to write about that. I've since changed my mind, because I think it's still a good idea to look at the Rays/Red Sox incident, where the Boston RHP John Lackey hit Tampa Bay outfielder...
Everything has been going right for Mike Carp recently. Things changed on Sunday.
Carp exited Sunday’s game against the Orioles in the seventh inning with right hamstring tightness. The good news is that the injury doesn’t appear to be anything serious, and he might not miss any time.
“Hopefully with the day off [on Monday] he’ll be available on Tuesday,” manager John Farrell...
The Red Sox have Monday off and then play a double-admission day-night doubleheader against the Rays on Tuesday. Based on current evaluations, both Mike Napoli and Mike Carp should be ready to play in those Tuesday games. Napoli is out with an undisclosed "illness" and Carp tweaked a hammy while legging out a double. The 1PM start on Tuesday is a make-up of a rainout on...
The Red Sox are on the verge of falling out of the top spot in the AL East and losing their first series since May 20-22. John Lackey aims to stop the bleeding and keep Boston firmly on top of the crowded East division.
This afternoon’s game between the Boston Red Sox (41-28) and the Baltimore Orioles (39-29) could do one of two things. 1) It...
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Mike Carp has told NESN that he tries to model himself after David Ortiz. And who wouldn't? I doubt anyone, even the most diehard Yankee fan, would dispute he's one of the great hitters to play the game. He won't pass Hank Aaron's 755 home runs (Bonds used steroids, so Aaron is still the record holder for home run in my books), but he'...
1:44 p.m.: Lineups here!
Mike Napoli, who left Thursday’s game because of illness, will miss his second straight game. Mike Carp will start at first base and bat fifth.
Jonny Gomes, playing left field and batting sixth, will also be in the lineup, while Daniel Nava will get the day off. Will Middlebrooks will sit, with Jose Iglesias and Stephen Drew manning third base and shortstop...
Daniel Nava will get his first rest in a month and Jonny Gomes will take his place in left field as the Red Sox will try to put a stop to their recent woes against the Orioles. The teams continue their series in Baltimore at Camden Yards on Saturday afternoon.
The rest is long-awaited for Nava, who hasn’t taken a game off since May 14 against Tampa Bay, and it opens the door for...
Jose Iglesias has been used primarily at third base during his most recent major league call-up, but he’ll get the start at his natural position, shortstop, when the Red Sox take on the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.
Iglesias — promoted from Pawtucket when Will Middlebrooks went on the disabled list in late May — has performed well enough to merit an extended stint with the...
If Clay Buchholz doesn't throw in the bullpen Tuesday, he's likely headed for the disabled list. Buchholz is still experiencing pain in his neck. If he’s alright after the bullpen session, he could start Saturday in Detroit. If Buchholz can't go, the Saturday starter could be Rubby De La Rosa or Allen Webster.
That' a lot of "...
Boston Red Sox call up Rubby de la Rosa The Red Sox will add right-hander Rubby de la Rosa to their depleted bullpen for tonight's second game against the Orioles. In a corresponding move the Red Sox sent right-hander Alex Wilson to Triple A Pawtucket, who pitched fairly well giving up one run in 2-2/3 innings. De La Rosa was apart of the blockbuster nine player trade between...
After being shutout last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track this afternoon in the third game of a four-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If you...
Bucket lists aren’t just for Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, or even MTV shows. After cheating death five times, Jonny Gomes started one of his own, and it’s been growing for the past 11 years.
It all started in 2002 after a near-fatal heart attack that he suffered when he was just 22 years old. And the first thing he needed was a tattoo....