Found June 08, 2012 on
It goes without saying that David Ortiz and Justin Verlander are among the most dominant players of their era. The Red Sox slugger has a career .284/.379/.545 slash line and 391 home runs; the Tigers right-hander has MVP and Cy Young Award trophies on his mantel. Their accomplishments have made t...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Last year, the Red Sox had six All-Stars. How many will they have this year ? As of right now, David Ortiz is the only player on the roster that would be voted in, but there's still plenty of time for that to change. While many players on the Red Sox got off to slow starts -- along with the team -- Ortiz did not. Big Papi is currently the top 10 in the majors in home runs, runs...
The British Olympic Association has ratified the decision to exclude top-ranked fighter Aaron Cook from the London Games, providing the latest twist in a controversy the sports minister has called ''embarrassing.''
The BOA said Friday in a statement that it confirmed GB Taekwondo's nomination of Lutalo Muhammad, ranked 104, to represent Britain. Last week, the...
Daniel Bard was sent to the minor leagues to iron out some kinks in his delivery. He's still got some work to do. Bard hit two of the first three batters he faced on Friday night as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox, according to ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald. Considering how his last start went, that's about the worst possible start that you could imagine. The Red Sox starter...
Josh Beckett pitched himself an absolute gem last night and walked away with a loss. This made it the 7th time in a row that the O's have beat the Sox at Fenway Park.
Beckett was wheeling and dealing on the mound for the Sox. Beckett didn't give up his first hit until the 4th inning. Beckett gave up his only 2 runs in the 6th inning. Beckett gave up 2 singles and...
The rest of the Red Sox may have had their trouble with the Orioles this series, but Clay Buchholz didn't on Thursday night. Buchholz pitched his third career complete game shutout, all of which have come against the Orioles. While this wasn't a no-hitter, it was still pretty darn good. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding Buchholz our "Bye Bye Birdies" award...
Providence High School (Charlotte, N.C.) pitcher Ty Buttrey skipped his graduation rehearsal for a chance to live out a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: being drafted by a Major League Baseball team. Most sports fans would support Buttrey’s decision, but the administration at Providence is not so understanding.
Because of a school district rule, Buttrey reportedly may not be allowed...
Josh Beckett threw just 92 pitches in eight innings of work on Wednesday night and wanted more. The success-starved starter has been searching for a win in each of his last four starts, but once again came up empty against the Orioles. The 32-year-old allowed just two runs and five hits over eight innings of outstanding work, turning in his eighth quality start in 11 chances this...
Adrian Gonzalez has finally seemed to turn the corner on an otherwise underwhelming season. The All-Star first baseman has struggled throughout the season and even looked lost at the plate at times. After being demoted to sixth in the Red Sox lineup earlier in the season, Gonzalez has turned it on of late and expects to continue rolling in the weeks ahead. Check out more from Gonzalez...
Josh Beckett pitched great on Wednesday night. The Orioles didn't care. Beckett was a hard-luck loser after spinning a gem through eight innings against the O's, but Baltimore was able to string together a few hits and scratch across enough runs to spoil his night. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is still giving Beckett our "Disappointing Duel" award after this one...
BOSTON –– And then, there was Bryce Harper. Lost in the shuffle of Stephen Strasburg's extraordinary outing was the performance of the Nationals' 19-year-old phenom. Upon stepping into the batter's box on Friday, the first overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft was welcomed to a few boos. But Harper delivered the knockout punches in the 7-4 victory over the Red Sox, going...
Miguel Cabrera homered, Brennan Boesch broke out of a slump with a pair of hits and Casey Crosby earned his first major league win, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 Thursday.
Cleveland nearly rallied from a 7-1 deficit but, with the Tigers leading by two, the Indians left the bases loaded in the seventh and two on in the eighth.
Detroit avoided a three...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (29-28)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (6-2, 3.75)
Pitching: RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-1, 2.35)
While the Detroit Tigers hope their latest victory might provide the spark they desperately need to get on a roll, the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds are trying to break out of their own minor rough patch.
The Tigers continue a tough stretch in their schedule Friday night against the Reds in their first visit to Great American Ball Park.
Detroit (26-31) swept a three-game set...
BOSTON -- The Washington Nationals' brightest young stars both shined on Friday night. Stephen Strasburg came charging onto the major-league scene exactly two years ago Friday, matching the promise and hype with an eye-popping performance. He brought that same magic to Fenway Park, throwing six innings, striking out 13 -- at one point seven of eight batters -- to lead the...
The Washington Nationals and their two young prized possessions, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, took center stage on Friday night at Fenway Park. It was Strasburg who kept the Boston Red Sox hitters at bay while Harper was busy mashing the ball offensively in a 7-4 win for the visitor's from our Nation's capital.
In years past, the Nationals have been a pushover...