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Tonight the Boston Red Sox will open a three game series with the Atlanta Braves, and close out interleague play for 2012. Tonight Franklin Morales will be on the mound for his second career start with Boston. They will face Jair Jurrjens tonight, who is off to a rough start. Morales was solid against the [...]
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1. Featured Game: Atlanta at Boston, 19:15 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Atlanta at Boston, 19:15 ET
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Boston's starting pitching may finally be starting to turn it around, going 3-1 on the week. Even that loss -- suffered by Jon Lester at the hands of the Atlanta Braves on Friday -- was deemed a quality start, with the lefty giving up three earned runs in seven innings of work. Scott Atchison even got in on the fun, hurling two scoreless innings of relief on Thursday to pick...
This is exactly what Jair Jurrjens needed.
In turn, this is exactly what the Braves wanted to see from Jurrjens.
And it would have been tough to find anyone who could have predicted this kind of a performance from a guy who spent the past eight weeks in minor league exile.
I thought he would get rocked and rolled and be gone by the third inning.
But there was Jurrjens on Friday...
8 a.m. ET: The Braves (38-32) upended the Red Sox (36-34) and snapped the five-game winning streak with strong pitching. Boston will look to bounce back with Franklin Morales, who is making his second straight spot start in place of Josh Beckett. Beckett has been sidelined on the disabled list with soreness in his shoulder. In his first start since 2009, Morales piled up the strikeouts...
Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting the Boston Red Sox to one run and three hits, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win on Friday night.
Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with 13 wins, worked 7 2-3 innings and left after allowing an RBI double by Daniel Nava that drove in Will Middlebrooks, who led off the eighth with a double...
BOSTON –– The Red Sox are scrambling to sort out a schedule. With Clay Buchholz on the disabled list, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, pitching coach Bob McClure and assistant pitching coach Randy Niemann have discussions ahead to assemble a rotation with a surplus of starting pitchers. After Saturday's game, Valentine confirmed that Franklin Morales would receive another...
The Red Sox had a 4.31 team ERA going into Sunday afternoon's game against the Braves. That's third-highest in the American League, and it's in large part due to the performances of the starting pitchers. Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Aaron Cook have all spent time on the disabled list, and Daniel Bard has gone down to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red...
The trade rumors have never been thicker around Kevin Youkilis, but there's still baseball to be played Saturday night at Fenway Park. Youkilis is out of the lineup as reports circulate that the Red Sox are trying to move the veteran infielder as soon as possible, and Will Middlebrooks will start at third while Adrian Gonzalez resumes his usual place at first base. The infield...
F'n Middlebrooks (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
The Red Sox put some honest-to-goodness runs on the board and beat the Braves 8-4.
Maybe Jair Jurrjens isn't so great after all. Perhaps the Sox bats took last night off intentionally, storing up their energy and power to unleash it tonight. Whatever the cause, it's just good to see some actual offense from...
Time: 7:15 PM ET
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI
Red Sox (36-34)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14)
Pitching: RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12)
BOSTON -- Jair Jurrjens' return to the big leagues was a well-timed, splendid performance. Recalled from the minors to make his first major league start since late April, Jurrjens pitched a solid 7 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves halted Boston's five-game winning streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. Jurrjens, an All-Star last season, missed all...
Will Middlebrooks had a solo homer among his three hits and drove in two runs, Franklin Morales gave Boston another decent start as the fill-in for Josh Beckett and the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.
Dustin Pedroia added three hits, a walk and had two RBIs for Boston, which won for the eighth time in 10 games to ensure a winning interleague record for the...
After falling 4-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track tonight in the middle game of a three-game interleague set with the Atlanta Braves at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX to 15% of the country. For those of you who live in Connecticut like myself, the game will be shown on WCCT-20, the sister station...
BOSTON -- Recalled from the minors to make his first major league start since late April, Jair Jurrjens pitched a solid 7 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves halted Boston's five-game winning streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs, and Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored two runs for the Braves, who just...
First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53 ERA)
Saturday: Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12 ERA) vs. Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14 ERA)
Sunday: Mike Minor, LHP (3-5, 6.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-2, 5.53 ERA)