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Cody Ross likes to make up for his mistakes rather quick. A day after losing a pop up in the sky that gave the Rays the winning run, the Sox outfielder gets a two out RBI single in the eighth which would be the difference in a 5-3 win.
Ross had himself a great night as he had Rays starter Matt Moore work hard tonight. Moore walked Ross with the bases loaded in the first and then took him deep in the third. It appeared that Moore's night could've ended earlier but after the Ross homer, he settled in and retired 10 in a row to keep the Rays into it.
Besides Ross, Marlon Byrd hit his first homer for the Sox to account for the other run. Pedroia was the only other significant contributor as he went 2-5, unless you want to count Mike Aviles picking up his first career ejection after giving the home plate umpire a few choice words for a close third strike call.
Sox starter Felix Doubront looked good out there despite the Rays working the count on him which worked against him as they were able to drive in a couple of runs in the third & fourth innings. Thankfully he pitched into the sixth before Bobby Valentine took him out. He allowed two runs on six hits and four walks. He also struck out seven.
Speaking of Bobby Valentine he was really micro manging tonight. He used Rich Hill, Scott Atichson, and Andrew Miller for one out a piece (throwing ten pitches combined) before letting Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves to pitch the next 2 1/3 innings to close the door on the Rays.
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Red Sox fans expecting Daisuke Matsuzaka to be able to help out the Red Sox rotation have been hit with a dose of reality thanks to Dice-K’s less than stellar rehab starts. Last night Dice-K struggled, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits, no walks (the real shocker in his line), and 2 home runs allowed.
In his 5 rehab starts, Dice-K has struggled mightily with allowing home runs. In his...
I asked two general managers Thursday about Kevin Youkilis.
The first said that he would need to see Youkilis play for an extended period before determining whether his team had interest, citing Youkilis' declining offense, defense and health.
The second said he would not claim Youkilis and the approximately $9 million remaining on his contract if the Red Sox released the veteran...
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The Red Sox have enough injuries without their pitchers getting hit during batting practice, but that's exactly what happened this week -- twice. Felix Doubront was struck in the ear on Tuesday at Fenway Park, and reliever Rich Hill took one to the arm Wednesday at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. Tom Caron and Dennis Eckersley talk about the flukiness and danger of fly balls for...
ST. PETERSBURG -- A night after their five-game winning streak was stopped, the Boston Red Sox regained their mid-May momentum, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 at Tropicana Field on Thursday. Cody Ross had a bases-loaded walk, solo home run and two-run single, and Marlon Byrd hit his first home run for Boston, helping the Red Sox gain a split in the two-game series. Felix Doubront...
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Daniel Bard's rough 1st inning put the Sox in an early 4-0 hole en route to a 6-4 loss in the opening game of the 3-game interleague weekend series at Citizens Bank Park. Bard walked 3 in the Phillies' opening frame and all 3 came around to score. He lasted 5 innings, charged with 5 runs on 3 hits, 5 walks and 2 hit batters.The Sox actually outhit the Phillies 8-6 including...
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As previously noted on this site, Major League Baseball fans will pretty much do anything to get a foul ball.
During last night's Tampa Bay Rays/Boston Red Sox affair, a foul ball by Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles caused one fan to fall onto the field attempting to get it:
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You have never seen anything like this. Rays second baseman Will Rhymes gets nailed in the forearm by Boston reliever Franklin Morales and he passes out. Over a minute later. Longest delay between...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jeremy Hellickson pitched six solid innings, Luke Scott had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping the Red Sox's five-game winning streak.
Hellickson (4-0) allowed one run and five hits en route to winning a career-best sixth consecutive decision, dating to Sept. 4. The right-hander struck...
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Wade Davis will continue to pitch out of the bullpen, Jeff Niemann will missing from the rotation for about six weeks, Josh Lueke joins the Rays 'pen and Hideki Matsui may be pressed into action soon as the injuries begin to mount up for the Rays. All of that and more inside.
A man sitting in the front row along the foul line of Wednesday night's Tampa Bay Rays game fell onto the field face first while reaching for a foul ball. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Boston Red Sox batter Mike Aviles hit the ball foul down the third base side. The fan fell onto the field, along with a bunch of his belongings...
In 2009, Menlo High School shortstop Kenny Diekroeger was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round and was reportedly offered just over a million dollars to join the organization. He chose Stanford and stayed close to his Northern California roots. Most players, when faced with a similar choice, follow suit.
Diekroeger has no regrets. And he thinks this season has been...
With Tampa Bay the closest major league locale to Florida native Chipper Jones' birthplace, the Atlanta Braves star expects to have 100 or so fans from his hometown in attendance for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Those fans won't get a chance to see him play after he left the series opener with a bruised left calf.
As Jones plays the final season of a probable Hall...