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Owners of the AL's best record, the Boston Red Sox aren't showing any signs of slowing down.
The Red Sox try to stay hot behind John Lackey as they open a three-game set against the visiting San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Leading the majors with 5.13 runs per game, Boston's 2012 last-place finish in the AL East has long since been forgotten. The Red Sox (50-34) became the league's first team to 50 wins Sunday after beating Toronto 5-4 in walkoff fashion.
Blue Jays first baseman Josh Thole couldn't handle Shane Victorino's grounder, allowing Jonathan Diaz to score the winning run. Boston has hit .346 in winning five of six.
"I think a lot of people doubted this team," said Victorino, who despite going 0 for 5 is batting .350 with a homer and 10 RBIs in his last nine games. "We've got that target on our back because we're in first place. But you know what? We're up for the challenge.
"With 50 wins, people are going to ke...
BEST OF MAXIM
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In case someone had been locked in a cave over the past few months, I figured I would fill them in on some stats on John Lackey's recent success on the mound. Most casual fans who haven't payed much attention lately would probably call me a liar, because "John Lackey" and "success" in the same statement sounds outrageous. Yet...
If there are any John Lackey doubters remaining, the big right-hander silenced them once again Tuesday night.
Lackey was brilliant for the Red Sox, allowing a run on six hits and a walk over a season-high eight innings against the Padres. Koji Uehara sat San Diego down in order in the ninth, allowing Lackey to pick up his third win in his last four starts.
It was the fourth straight...
John Lackey was outstanding last night and I was fortunate enough to be there at Fenway to witness it. By now, whatever expectations (or fears) I had of Lackey going back to the wildly inconsistent pitcher we signed from the Angels were gone, especially after his 12-strikeout performance last week against the Rockies. What I didn't expect was what he did last night. Last night...
8 a.m. ET: John Lackey has been pitching just fine this season without cupcake opponents, but it still must be nice to get two straight starts against the middling National League West.
Lackey takes the ball for the Red Sox (50-34) on Tuesday night after putting up some career numbers his last time out at Fenway Park. In his last start, on Wednesday, he went seven innings and struck...
Brandon Snyder hit a bases-loaded double and John Lackey struck out six over eight strong innings for the Boston Red Sox in a 4-1 win over the slumping San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Lackey (6-5) scattered six hits and walked just one while moving above .500 for the first time since late in 2011. Lackey has won four straight decisions and appears well-healed from the right biceps...
Just like the Red Sox front office drew it up in the offseason, staff ace John Lackey went eight innings and Koji Uehara locked down the save as 3B Brandon Snyder carried the offense in a 4-1 win over San Diego.
Lackey was the story. He gave up just one run (a solo homer that barely cleared the Monster) and one walk, yielding six runs across eight innings. His fastball had some...
Sitting 16 games over .500, the Boston Red Sox are receiving significant contributions from players all over their roster, which has translated into early-season success.
Between the stellar starting pitching, timely hitting, and sharp defense, the Red Sox seem to be playing great team baseball heading into the All-Star break. WEEI’s Mike Salk and Rob Bradford debated on NESN...
FenwayNation PhotoWith Clay Buchholz still on the shelf (likely until after the All-Star Break), the Red Sox will send John Lackey, Jon Lester and young Allen Webster up against the San Diego Padres starting on Tuesday. After this series, Boston will embark on a long 10-game road trip to Anaheim (3 games), Seattle (4 games) and Oakland (3 games). This will carry them into the break...
RedSoxLife Staff Writer
John Lackey is the ace of the 2013 Boston Red Sox. I would have laughed out loud if someone wrote that in April, but I am serious about it now....
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 30, 2002
GAME 80 - DODGERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM – John Lackey followed up Aaron Sele’s gem with one of his own, earning his first major league victory in the Angels’ 5-1 win over the Dodgers before 43,509 at Edison Field.
Unlike Sele, Lackey did not throw a complete game, but he was nearly as effective, giving up...
When Jonathan Diaz came around to score in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, the Red Sox piled out of the dugout to swarm, abuse, punch and harass Shane Victorino. It may have been more appropriate to take the celebration over to Blue Jays first baseman Josh Thole.
It was Thole, after all, who misplayed the grounder that Victorino hit between first and second base...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Tuesday, July 2 @ 7:10 PM
Robbie Erlin, LHP (1-0, 3.60) vs John Lackey, RHP (5-5, 2.99)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, July 3 @ 7:10 PM
Edinson Volquez, RHP (6-6, 5.50) vs Jon Lester, LHP (8-4, 4.61)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
Another month of the season has come and gone, but one thing remains the same: The Boston Red Sox are the American League’s best team. At 50-34 over halfway through the season, the Red Sox, who normally heat up during July and August, have a chance to propel themselves into the category of not only postseason bound, but World Series contender...
Shane Victorino hit a ball through Josh Thole's legs at first base that scored Jonathan Diaz from second to walk off with the series win.
The Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second inning. Lavarnway started the scoring by hitting a ground-rule double, scoring Napoli from second. Brandon Snyder hit a double two batters later, driving in Nava and Lavarnway.
After a day off on Monday and before they head to the left coast for what seems like an eternity, the Boston Red Sox will host the San Diego Padres in a three-game interleague set beginning tonight at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Padres television market, you...