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Mike Napoli performed like a man who was 100 percent Saturday. In reality, he was not.
Napoli collected three hits as the Red Sox took down the Dodgers 4-2 in his first start since Aug. 16. The sporadic playing time has been in large part because of Boston’s interleague road slate, but the slugger has also been dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Napoli made it clear that his foot ailment isn’t to blame for his recent offensive struggles. The injury certainly doesn’t tickle, though, and Napoli recently received a cortisone shot in his left foot.
“I got to play a couple of innings, here and there, in the past week and it’s felt alright,” Napoli told reporters in Los Angeles on Saturday. “The reason I got the injection is I was at a point where it was bothering me pretty good. I’ll go in for treatment every day like I’ve been and try to take care of it the best that I can.
“It’s feeling better. I get my ankle taped a certain way and do my treatment. I’ll just have to grind through it and pla
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How do you put the exclamation point on winning a series against the hottest team in the National League and the team you’re the odds-on favorite to meet in the World Series?
If you’re Mike Napoli, whose beard is hand-crafted from the finest children’s nightmares, you blast a two run homer, then step back into the dugout with your fists raised up in the air and screaming something...
(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...
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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.
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...
Jon Lester appears to be getting back on track after a tough stretch in the middle of the season.
Lester went 8 1/3 innings Monday night to grab his 11th win of the season. The lefty didn’t allow any runs and struck out three. Lester allowed six hits and two walks at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Lester wanted to go the full nine, but couldn’t quite make it after allowing singles...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...