Found August 04, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
BOSTON (AP) -- Felix Doubront pitched seven shutout innings to continue his run of strong starts and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two runs to lift the Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. It was Boston's seventh win in nine games, completing a 5-2 homestand. The AL East leaders play 16 of the next 19 away from Fenway Park, beginning Monday night in Houston. Doubront (8-5) allowed five singles, struck out five, didn't walk a batter and allowed just one runner to reach second base in holding an opponent to three runs or fewer for the 15th straight start. It's the most by a Red Sox left-hander since at least 1920. Koji Uehara, the third Boston reliever, closed out the combined eight-hitter. Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy (2-5), activated before the game after being on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation since May 31, gave up two runs on five hits in 4 13 innings. Cody Ross and Martin Prado each had two singles. Boston grabbed ...

Brandon McCarthy tagged with loss in return

Brandon McCarthy was sharp early on, but the Diamondbacks failed to score in Sunday’s 4-0 loss in Boston, capping off a series loss after a very promising win in the opener. McCarthy had good stuff early on in his return from the disabled list. A high pitch count doomed him and he left the game after 4.1 innings, giving up two runs and striking out five.

McCarthy returns for D-backs in series finale

Returning from injury used to be an exciting moment for Brandon McCarthy, but that feeling has gradually worn off due to having to do it so many times. McCarthy takes a major league mound for the first time in more than two months as the Diamondbacks conclude a three-game series with the Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park. Shoulder problems are nothing new for McCarthy (2-4, 5.00...

Shane Victorino Tells Brandon McCarthy’s Wife to Be Nice, Apologizes to Pitcher for Line Drive Near Head

Brandon McCarthy is the one guy nobody wants to hit a baseball at. The Diamondbacks pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive last year when with the A’s and had to have brain surgery after his skull was fractured. While he was eventually OK, the brain contusion reignited talk about the safety of pitchers and whether they should be required to wear something to protect their...

Your Morning Dump...where Doubront keeps rolling

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. Felix Doubront showed up for spring training out of shape and lagging behind the Red Sox’ other starters, hardly the ideal first impression to make on new pitching coach Juan Nieves. But six months later,...

Felix Doubront Keeps Surging After Shutout Performance, Continues to Make Case As Red Sox’ Most Consistent Starter

BOSTON — If you were to rewind back three months ago and watch the Felix Doubront of then, it would be hard to see any of this coming. Then, it was tough to watch the Red Sox lefty. A disastrous start in Texas on May 3, when he was shelled for six runs on 12 hits in just 3 2/3 innings, was the root of the problem. Five days later, it compounded when he gave up another six runs...

Tony Sipp DFA’d, Brandon McCarthy reinstated

The Diamondbacks have designated left-handed reliever Tony Sipp for assignment in order to make room on the roster for Brandon McCarthy, Sunday’s starter.

Felix Doubront is chasing the Babe

Scott Levesque Managing Editor If you've followed the Red Sox this season you know that the backend of the rotation has been stellar. Thanks to the resurgence of one John Lackey, the three thru five spots have carried the load, and kept the Red Sox afloat during many a games.  However, Felix Doubront has somehow continued to fly below the radar (or hidden within Lackey&...

Doubront, Red Sox shut down D-Backs, 4-0

Diamondbacks leadoff man AJ Pollack walked back to the visitor's dugout flummoxed. Felix Doubront had pin-pointed a changeup at the bottom of the strike zone that Pollack didn't like but it didn't matter. He was the first of what would be many Arizona hitters frustrated on a day dominated by Doubront. The Red Sox lefty pitched seven scoreless innings to help beat the...

Red Sox' Felix Doubront, Matt Thornton suffer side injuries

A pair of left-handers for the Boston Red Sox experienced discomfort in their sides yesterday, but only one appears to be a significant injury. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront felt pain in his side in the seventh inning, while southpaw reliever Matt Thornton had to be removed from the contest an inning later due to an oblique injury, according to Alex Speier of Doubront...

Red Sox-Diamondbacks Live: Felix Doubront, Sox Look for Rubber-Match Win

9:39 a.m.: Felix Doubront can make history. The lefty, who starts Sunday in the Sox-Dbacks series finale at Fenway, has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 14 straight starts. That’s the longest streak by any Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2002. Doubront will go up against Brandon McCarthy, who makes his first start in two months. He was placed on the DL back in May...

'Cat-Man' Do, Red Sox, Too; Take D'Backs, 4-0

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Felix Doubront is slowly becoming the starting pitcher who best represents this 2013 edition of the Carmine Hose. Somewhat underrated, gritty, with a workmanlike consistency and lots of winning. On Sunday, Doubront went seven shutout innings, giving up just five hits and—amazingly for Felix—no walks in a 4-0 win. Doubront has now given up...

Game 113: Diamondbacks at Red Sox - Doubront seeks rubber game win

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Jake Peavy was outstanding in his Red Sox debut and Sox Nation would love nothing more than to see that kind of performance every time out. Peavy went seven-plus innings, striking out seven and allowing two runs on four hits, earning his first win in a Red Sox uniform. He received a loud standing ovation when he was taken out of the game and thanked...

Red Sox shutout Diamondbacks

Felix Doubront pitched seven shutout innings to continue his run of strong starts and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two runs to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. It was Boston's seventh win in nine games, completing a 5-2 homestand. The AL East leaders play 16 of the next 19 away from Fenway Park, beginning Monday night in Houston. Doubront...

Video: Doubront Shuts Down DBacks in 4-0 Win For Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia (four RBIs combined) backed up a strong seven inning outing by Felix Doubront as the Boston Red Sox went on to a 4-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. Your browser does not support iframes. PC/MOBILE/TABLET LINK (full game recap) For more slices of Red Sox goodness...

NL West Rumor Mill: 8/4/13

- According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated Tony Sipp for assignment to make room for right-hander Brandon McCarthy. - According to Bob Nightnegale of USA Today, the Dodgers have optioned 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke to make room for right-hander Stephen Fife.
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