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Mark Reynolds, Alfonso Soriano and the rest of the Yankees got their hacks in Friday night, but if Red Sox fans had to pick any pitcher to come to the mound to halt Boston’s three-game losing streak (aside from a healthy Clay Buchholz), it would be John Lackey.
Despite having not recorded a win since July 12 and not faring all that well in his last outing against the Bronx Bombers, Lackey has been stellar overall this season and can safely be labeled the Sox’ stopper at this point. At Fenway Park, he is 4-2 with a 2.15 earned run average this season, which should give the Red Sox added comfort even as New York sends up its unquestioned ace, Hiroki Kuroda (11-7, 2.33).
Lackey needs to be crisp on Saturday, though he got a late boost by Shane Victorino‘s late addition to the lineup. Mike Carp, a left-handed hitter, and switch-hitting Daniel Nava were originally announced to man the corner outfield spots against the righty Kuroda, but about an hour later, a new lineup card was issued w...
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The plans are to give Mike Napoli some rest as the Boston Red Sox head west to take on the San Francisco Giants this week. The team has listed Napoli as day-to-day with left foot soreness. He has missed the last two games and will likely miss the Giants series then be re-evaluated.
Jason Mastrodonado of MLB.com says David Ortiz will play first base during the Giants series...
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)One lousy win over The Evil Ones might prove costly to the Carmine Hose. In the eighth inning yesterday, the heart and soul of the ballclub—Dustin Pedroia—fouled a ball off his left ankle and ended up missing the ninth inning. The injury was eerily similar to one he suffered in June of 2010—that ultimately led to season-ending ankle surgery...
Though the Red Sox left Fenway Park victorious on Saturday, Dustin Pedroia‘s 30th birthday ended with a swift kick to the shin.
Pedroia fouled off an Adam Warren pitch just above his left foot in the eighth inning of Boston’s 6-1 win over the Yankees — the same foot he broke in similar fashion back in 2010. He remained in the game to complete the at-bat, striking out swinging...
Despite hitting a dramatic ninth-inning home run that tied last night's game, Mike Napoli will sit tonight against Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle. Over the last 30 days, Napoli is hitting only .190 with a .306 OBP and 35 strike outs. Daniel Nava will get the start at first base and bat eighth. Jake Peavy will make his third start in Carmine Hose. Ryan Lavarnway will comprise the...
BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia gave everyone a scare when he fouled a ball off his shin in the eighth inning of Saturday’s game. But was there really any doubt that he’d be in Sunday’s lineup?
Pedroia, who stayed in Saturday’s game to finish off his at-bat before being replaced defensively by Brock Holt, was penciled into John Farrell’s lineup card Sunday, and the Red Sox skipper...
In the eighth inning of Saturday's 6-1 win over the Yankees, the Red Sox season may have flashed before its eyes. Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his left ankle and went down.
While the scrappy second baseman did finish the at-bat, he did not return to the field in the ninth.
Manager John Farrell said after the game that X-rays were negative...
In the bottom of the eighth inning in Boston's 6-1 win over the New York Yankees Saturday afternoon, second baseman Dustin Pedroia lay on the ground in obvious pain after fouling a ball off his left ankle.
He was later seen limping in the clubhouse after the game and did not speak to the media. Manager John Farrell said he has no reason to expect his second baseman will miss...
Hiroki Kuroda (11-7, 2.33 ERA) continues his run for the Cy Young against John Lackey (7-10, 3.32 ERA) at Fenway. Kuroda’s been brilliant all year, and with CC Sabathia‘s struggles, has been the Yankees’ ace. In his last start against the Angels, he allowed three hits in eight shutout innings. He hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since June 30. ”His offspeed...
The Yankees continue their series with the Red Sox today, as Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound against John Lackey. Kuroda has been outstanding over the past month or so, lowering his ERA to 2.33. Last night, New York powered it’s way to a 7-3 win, thanks to homers by Alfonso Soriano and Mark Reynolds. Soriano tied an MLB record with 18 RBI over his last four games. Check out a full...
There figures to be plenty of Major League teams interested in Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu once he is declared a free agent.
Count the Boston Red Sox as one team who has already looked at the 6-foot-3 250 pound hitter.
The Boston Globe quotes a Red Sox source saying the team is “certainly interested” in Abreu. It confirms what many suspected with current first baseman Mike...
Jake Peavy‘s first two starts in a Red Sox uniform were polar opposites of each other.
Peavy’s stay in Boston started strong as the right-hander went seven innings and allowed two runs in a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Aug. 3. But start No. 2 didn’t go as well. Peavy allowed six runs and 10 hits over five innings of work in a 9-6 loss to the Royals last Friday.
Jose AbreuThe Boston Globe is citing sources that suggest the Red Sox are hotly pursuing 26-year old Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu. The 6-3, 250-pound Abreu is likely to be a free agent soon, as he has taken up residence in Haiti. In 2011-12, he hit 35 HRs in just 71 games—also hitting .394. He hit 13 HRs in 42 games for Cienfuegos (in the Serie Nacional) before fleeing Fidel...
2:15 p.m.: The Red Sox came out with a lineup and then made a change to it soon after it was posted.
Shane Victorino was originally going to get the day off, as he continues to play at less than 100 percent. John Farrell said that Mike Napoli is dealing with a bit of a foot ailment, though, and the first baseman is a late scratch because of it.
Victorino will thus be inserted into...
BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez says he wants to talk to Jonny Gomes. That could be a very interesting conversation.
Gomes was asked Thursday whether he thought it was OK that Rodriguez was still playing — and affecting the MLB playoff race — while appealing his 211-game MLB suspension. Gomes did not seem too pleased that Rodriguez was still active.
Rodriguez, however, named Gomes...
6:08 p.m.: Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his shin Saturday, and he was removed from the game before the bottom of the ninth inning. He’s ready to go Sunday, though.
Mike Napoli, meanwhile, be out of the Red Sox’ lineup again. He’s been dealing with a foot ailment, and his status remains day-to-day. Daniel Nava will play first base and bat seventh in Napoli’s absence.