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Boston Red Sox
BOSTON - The Red Sox, in desperate need of a victory, got six strong innings from Franklin Morales in his first start since July 13 and a two-run homer from Adrian Gonzalez, and they hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Sunday. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak and allowed Boston to avoid being the victim of its first four-game home sweep at the hands of the Twins in 21 years. Morales, who had been pitching well as a starter before being sent back to the bullpen, was starting in place of Josh Beckett (pushed back to Wednesday because of a back spasm). The lefty gave up a run on three hits in six innings to raise his record to 3-2. The Sox, who blew a game when the Twins scored four runs in the ninth inning Saturday night, had to sweat this one out, too. Ahead 6-1, Vicente Padilla yielded a mammoth homer on his third pitch, Josh Willingham's 28th of the year, then walked Justin Morneau and served up another hefty homer, Ryan Doumit's 11th of the year. S...
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Franklin Morales came up huge for the Red Sox on Sunday, gutting out a win in a six inning spot start against the Minnesota Twins to help Boston avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins Morales has bounced back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen during the 2012 season on his way to a 3-2 record. On Sunday, he allowed only one earned run on three hits...
Franklin Morales should get used to starting, because it appears increasingly unlikely he'll be doing anything else this season. With the Boston Red Sox in desperate need of consistency from their starting pitchers, Morales once again showed he's ready to take the job in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Twins. Making his first start since July 13, Morales limited the Twins...
BOSTON -- Franklin Morales excelled in his opening audition as a starting pitcher. Now, he'll look to be effective in the follow-up. When he starts against the Twins on Sunday, it'll signal his fourth different role change of the season. Morales has switched duties nearly as often as he switches socks, going from relieving to starting to relieving to starting once again....
Franklin Morales' role on the Red Sox has constantly changed this season. He started off the year as a reliever. Then, he moved to the starting rotation in June when Josh Beckett was sidelined with an injury. After moving back to the bullpen in mid-July, Morales was called upon to start once more in Sunday's game. The switch in workload can certainly take a toll on a pitcher...
BOSTON -- Even Adrian Gonzalez couldn't escape the trade rumors. A Boston Globe report indicated the Los Angeles Dodgers expressed subtle interest in acquiring the Red Sox first baseman in the days leading up to last week's trade deadline. Despite hearing that his name was dangled around, Gonzalez remained unfazed. "Teams are going to ask for any player they think will...
Franklin Morales gave the Red Sox six outstanding innings of 3-hit, 1-run baseball in a spot start for Josh Beckett in the team's 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. The victory averted a sweep by the Twins, but did little to stop the swirling tempest of rumor, innuendo, and nonsense eminating from 4 Yawkey Way these days.Adrian Gonzalez (pictured) hit his 11th...
For one day, everything was fine again with the Boston Red Sox.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Franklin Morales turned in another solid substitute start and the Red Sox averted a four-game sweep with a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
''Hopefully it's the start of a long run,'' said Gonzalez, who finished with three RBIs.
Carl Crawford added...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Twins, and remains the Red Sox' hottest hitter entering Game 3 of their series against the Twins on...
The Red Sox haven't had much to smile about over the last four games, but at least two Boston players should be happy coming into Sunday's contest: Carl Crawford and Franklin Morales. Crawford is celebrating his 31st birthday on Sunday, and the perennial milestone has been good for his batting statistics. He's 10-for-30 with three home runs over the last seven games on...
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Red Sox (53-55)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.32)
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.43)
Franklin Morales will be on the bump Sunday in place of an ailing Josh Beckett, who was scratched after still feeling the effects of a back spasm that took him out of his previous start against the Tigers. It will be Morales' sixth start of the year, and he's performed admirably when in the rotation. In his five starts so far, he has a 2-1 record with a 3.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP...
A day wrapping up a disappointing series against the Twins, the Red Sox are still seeing double. Now, in a good way. Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs, Dustin Pedroia doubled three times and the Red Sox beat up on Yu Darvish to claim their second straight win. After losing four in a row, Boston's got a bit of a hot streak going again, and after eight doubles by the first four...
This team is unbearable. Yeah, the Sox were able to salvage the final game of the series, 6-4, but they did go into the 9th with a 6-1 lead. Vicente Padilla gave up a pair of homers and a walk in the 9th without recording an out. The most important thing is, they got the win.
The Sox got a pair of runs in the bottom of the 3rd by way of a Carl Crawford ground-out to short that scored...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said last week that the goal of his team was to win the rest of the series they played for the rest of the season. They had taken 2-of-3 from both the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers.
They did fall in the finale of Tigers series and then the Minnesota Twins took the first three games of a four-game set. But thanks to birthday boy Carl...
It doesn't happen as often as it should but when this offense clicks, they put on a hitting clinic.
Tonight was a course in hitting doubles as the first four Sox players in the lineup as Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Dustin Pedroia, & Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight of them & eight runs as they lead the Sox to a 9-2 win over Texas. The top of the order kept on...