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(AP Photo)Jon Lester is officially back. After another dazzling outing (7.1 innings, 1 earned run), Lester is now 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last seven starts. His performance helped Boston defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles today, 4-2. The big blow on the offensive side of the ball was Jonny Gomes' three-run jack in the top of the first inning—giving The Carmine Hose an early (and ultimately) insurmountable lead. Xander Bogaerts also got his first major league hit in the game—a one-out single to right in the top of the ninth inning. The win kept Boston percentage points behind the first-place Rays—who defeated The Evil Ones again, 4-2.
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A four-run first inning was all the offense Jon Lester needed to lead the Red Sox past the surging Dodgers Saturday afternoon.
Jonny Gomes‘ three run homer capped the productive inning, and Lester was dominant on the mound, allowing only 3 hits and one earned run, while striking out six over 7 1/3 innings. The left-hander has found his groove in the second half of the season, posting...
(Getty Images) BOSTON—The Boston Red Sox have activated Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket the team announced on Sunday. Villarreal was optioned after Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Thornton is expected to be available for Sunday night’s contest as the Red Sox wrap up their series in...
There were some anxious moments in the late innings but the Red Sox pitchers rode to the rescue Saturday helping to deliver a 4-2 victory over the white-hot Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jon Lester allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings to win his second straight starts and four relievers combined to get the final five outs as the Dodgers lost for just for just the fourth time in 23 games...
Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Jonny Gomes' three-run homer capped a four-run first, and the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday, snapping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.
The Red Sox began the day percentage points behind Tampa Bay for first in the AL East. They won at Dodger Stadium for the first time in five games dating to...
Clay Buchholz emerged beaten up from his injury-rehabilitation start for Class A Lowell on Sunday but the part Boston is hanging its red socks on is that Buchholz seemed fine physically.
The right-hander who could be the key to Boston's September lasted only two-thirds of an inning throwing 38 pitches during that time. He was slated to throw between 40 and 50 pitches.
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Sunday Night Baseball had a scary situation tonight as broadcaster, John Kruk, had to be taken from the booth on a stretcher due to what is being reported as dehydration.
The Red Sox just can't scratch out runs when John Lackey's on the mound.
For the sixth time this season, they gave the right-hander no offensive support in losing 2-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in the opener of the interleague series.
Lackey (8-11) tossed his first complete game in nearly four years, but was the tough-luck loser despite allowing just two...
The Boston Red Sox and NESN have been without their color commentator during Red Sox broadcasts while Jerry Remy stepped away for a leave of absence, following the arrest of Remy’s son Jared.
Jared Remy was arrested on Aug. 16 for allegedly fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel in Waltham, Mass.
Dennis Eckersley has been filling in for the long...
The Red Sox spend the better part of August on the road, so I really wasn’t expecting a 28-0 month out of them. And at 10-11 so far on the month, they’re playing at about the clip I’d figured.
What’s more alarming are the thin margins they’re losing games by, coupled with the offense’s maddening propensity to get shut down.
So far in August, the Sox have lost seven games...
With the Red Sox set to meet the Dodgers this weekend, almost exactly after last year’s franchise-shaking trade, all the major players in the deal have been asked to reflect upon their time in Boston.
Josh Beckett did so in an interview with WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford earlier this week, and his depiction of the atmosphere surrounding the Red Sox clubhouse was not a favorable one...
Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox. Eventually, the rookie settled down but his team mounted its comeback too late.
Ryu lost consecutive decisions for the first time in his career, giving up four runs and five hits in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-2 loss on Sunday that ended their four-game winning streak.
Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer off...
The Red Sox effectively pressed the reset button and turned their entire situation around last August when they completed their big trade with the Dodgers. It wasn’t the only deal that Boston considered, though.
The Red Sox discovered that there was interest in Josh Beckett last season, and they explored at some length a number of different trade combinations with the Rangers,...
5:45 p.m.: David Ortiz will be out of the Red Sox’ lineup for the second straight day. Mike Napoli, who continues to deal with plantar fasciitis, will play first base and bat cleanup.
Xander Bogaerts collected his first major league hit in Saturday’s win. He’ll get the start on Sunday with a left-hander toeing the rubber for Los Angeles.
Sunday’s complete lineups are below...
One year after completing one of the biggest trades in baseball history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers stand at the top of their respective divisions.
The old band gets together tonight at Dodger Stadium for the first time since that blockbuster deal.
The Red Sox (75-54) currently hold a one-game edge over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL...
Jake Peavy pitched a complete game for Boston
on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
(AP photo Marcio Jose Sanchez)
To be honest, the Dodgers didn’t really get a fair Jake in the Game Three finale of the weekend series out in Los Angeles.
Newly acquired hurler Jake Peavy was reminiscent of his 2007 Cy Young award-winning self...