Found July 06, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
Red_soxrangers_ad29
The Guru Contributing Writer David Ortiz had a pinch-hit two-run homer and Mike Napoli hit his first since early June to help the Boston Red Sox down the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 early Saturday morning. You gotta love that 1:23 a.m. dirty water. Shane Victorino scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Jonny Gomes hit a two out high fly ball to $125 million dollar man Josh Hamilton in right field. The ball clanged off Hamilton's glove and Victorino raced all the way from first base to put the Sox up 3-2. David Ortiz, who had the night off, hit his fifth career pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning and Mike Napoli added a solo-shot in the ninth. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront (5-3)was solid in 6 2/3 innings of work, giving up just two earned runs and striking out five. Relievers Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara wrapped things up with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. It was a good start to the 10-game West Coast road trip for the AL East-leading Red Sox. The...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Boston Red Sox: Allen Webster’s audition

Allen Webster Allen Webster is in the midst of what I would call a ‘tryout’ at the moment. Today against the Padres was his 3rd straight start for the Red Sox and a telling sign that John Farrell and company want to figure out what this kid is made of before they make a decision on whether to acquire another starting arm before the deadline. Webster was acquired in the widely...

Papi In The Pinch; Red Sox Beat Halos, 6-2

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)David Ortiz came off the bench in the 8th inning last night and extended Boston's lead from one to three runs with one swing, helping beat the Angels, 6-2. The two-run shot was the fifth pinch-hit HR of the DH's career (the first with Boston was also against the Angels in 2003). Felix Doubront had yet another good start—albeit with some rough...

Squanderpalooza Results In Stunning Loss, 9-7

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Everyone will focus on the bullpen meltdown in analyzing Boston's most devastating loss of the season, 9-7 in 11 innings last night. With two outs in the ninth, Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara could not protect a four-run lead. That said, it was the countless missed scoring opportunities early in the game that should have turned this into a laugher for...

Red Sox' Stephen Drew pushed back to Saturday

The Boston Red Sox were hoping to have shortstop Stephen Drew back in the lineup on Friday, but it appears now that Saturday is more likely. MLB.com's Michael Periatt reports that Drew will sit out again on Friday due to tightness in his right hamstring but could play on Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels. Drew exited the game on June 28 early and has not played since. So...

Shane Victorino Experiencing Hamstring Tightness, Will Be Re-Evaluated Sunday

Shane Victorino tripled and scored a run in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Angels. He appeared to cross the plate with a limp, though, and he was eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. Jonny Gomes pinch-hit for Victorino in the ninth inning with the Red Sox leading 7-3. While it might have been a precautionary move more than anything, manager...

Webster reacts to first big league win

The Guru Contributing Writer It took five starts, but Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster finally earned his first major league win as Boston downed the Padres 8-2. Webster, one of the players acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year’s blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA said, “It’s a huge relief, just a...

Angels May Need Extra Help on Mound to Fend Off Red-Hot Red Sox (Video)

It’s no secret that the Red Sox are hot right now. They own the best record in the American League and the second best in MLB with 54 wins. That’s why the Angels’ pitching choice for Saturday night’s late-night matchup is so interesting — the west coast team could be setting themselves up for failure. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down why that is in the above video...

Four Real? Sweep ! Red Sox vs Padres 7-4-13

Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Staff Writer  Game 87 Allen Webster (see my January article on him here) finally got his first win of his career on Thursday afternoon, and the night time fireworks coundn't have been more appropriate. Webster pitched six innings, giving up two runs in a quality start that he has been waiting his whole career for. Boston bats fully supported Webster...

Recap: Sox hit everything, sweep Padres

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) It was another one of those "everyone hits" game, as 8 starting Sox' batters recorded two or more hits in the 8-2 victory over the Padres. The only one to record only one hit was Brandon Snyder, though it was a solo homer for his first of the season. So, we can excuse him for getting only one hit. It will take all afternoon to breakdown...

2013 All-Star teams announced: Ortiz, Buchholz and Pedroia get the call

The Guru Contributing Writer The American League and National League All-Star teams have been announced. The starters were selected by fan votes. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was voted in as the AL starting DH and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was also named to the starting rotation but will likely be replaced due to injury. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be...

Red Sox Rumors: Boston 'open' to upgrades in bullpen, third base

The Boston Red Sox, sitting five games ahead of the AL East, are 'open to possible' upgrades at third base and in the bullpen, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. The Red Sox don't figure to be aggressive buyers at the deadline, but just appear open to the possibility of getting upgrades. So what kind of bullpen guy are the Red Sox looking for? Somebody asked Pete...

Red Sox Look to Continue Momentum From Impressive Homestand, Slow Down Surging Angels

After their most successful homestand in more than three years, the Boston Red Sox will begin a 1o-game West Coast road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. Felix Doubront will get the nod in the series opener, and he will need to have his best stuff in order to slow down an Angels team that has won eight of its last nine games. The Sox are coming off a hot streak of their...

Preparing for sleep deprivation

I hate Red Sox West Coast road trips. Like, I really, seriously LOATHE West Coast road trips. I’m one of those people who’s really finicky about my sleep schedule, to the point that I’ll ditch my friends to go home and sleep. But as you all know by now, I’m also extremely serious about the Red Sox, and I’m willing to sacrifice a consistent sleep schedule for a few days...

3 Stars of the Games: Game 86-87

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer The Red Sox made the most of the San Diego Padres trip to Boston, sweeping them and increasing their lead in the AL East. The team is now 53-34 and 31-16 at home. Here are the 3 stars of the game. Game 86: Star 3: Edinson Volquez Volquez pitched fantastically for the Padres giving his team 6 strong innings of work. He allowed only 7 hits in that...

#VOTEKOJI

Okay Boston Red Sox fans, it's that time once again where we need to get one of our own to the All-Star Game. Our closer, Koji Uehara, has been selected for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote and needs our help to join David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz and Dustin Pedroia at the game. There is no limit on how many times you can vote, so do #votekoji whenever you can. I'...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.