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(Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)Today was not Ryan Dempster's day. He hurled just three and one-third innings and gave up seven earned runs. However, his misfortune was a great opportunity for Steven Wright. No, not the guy who has his personal seashell collection scattered across the beaches of the Earth. This Steven Wright is the knuckle-balling new guy who pitched 5 2/3 stellar relief innings±—keeping the mariner at bay while Boston stormed back for an 8-7 extra-inning win. Daniel Nava—who had been 0 for 5 to that point—singled home pinch-runner Jackie Bradley, Jr. with the winning run in the tenth. Brock Holt (2 RBI), Jacoby Ellsbury (HR) and Jose Iglesias (2 RBI) had two hits each. Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save of 2013. Boston took three of four from Seattle, and now moves on to Oakland for the final three contests before the All-Star Break.
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After being arrested for DUI earlier this spring, Drake Britton’s season has finally turned around for the best with his pitching in minor league and to three months later, being in the mix to start the for Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. Britton, who came into the 2013 season without to prove after nearly spending five seasons in the minor has put together a solid...
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Doubront had one of his best starts of the season as he only allowed five hits and two walks while holding the Mariners to only one run through seven innings. The lefty mixed up his pitches well, and used four...
The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Beato and knuckle ball right-handed reliever Steven Wright from their Triple-A Pawtucket farm club.
To make room on the roster, the Red Sox have optioned right-handed starters Alfredo Aceves and Allen Webster to the same minor league affiliate.
Look for Beato and Wright to work the middle innings with Wright having an outside...
The Boston Red Sox added needed depth to its bullpen calling up right-handers Steven Wright and Pedro Beato.
The Red Sox made the moves Wednesday before facing the Seattle Mariners. Boston optioned starter Allen Webster and reliever Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear roster spots.
The decision to send out Webster leaves the Red Sox needing a starter for Sunday's...
The Red Sox won the series finale in Seattle today, 8-7, as Daniel Nava hit a two-out single to drive in Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the 10th inning.
Nava was an unlikely hero (and not just because the usual "he was signed for $1" reason). Heading into the at bat, Nava was 0-for-5, and to top it off, with first base open and Bradley on second, Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen...
The Red Sox just weathered another stretch where young replacements struggled on the big league stage, with Alex Wilson getting decimated in relief and Allen Webster slipping in his latest spot start.
But no matter — Boston has the best record in the American League (and almost the majors) heading into Friday’s game.
Something strange is happening with the team that calls Fenway...
Boston could always use another Thornton, right?
The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux.
It was no...
The Red Sox scratched, clawed and knuckled their way to a 10-inning win over the Mariners on Thursday.
The Mariners jumped on Ryan Dempster early and often. They built a 5-1 lead through three innings and held a 7-4 lead after four innings. The Red Sox kept battling, though, and the end result was a textbook team victory.
The Red Sox have shown a flair for the dramatic this season...
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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you'll know that David Ortiz just set a new record for most hits by a designated hitter Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. So, with that new record begs the question: Does Big Papi have a shot at the Hall of Fame? You could make a compelling argument...
Coming off a successful 4-2 road trip, the Athletics return to Oakland to face the Boston Red Sox, marking their second-straight series against a powerhouse team to wrap up the unofficial first half of the regular season.
The two best teams in the American League meet by the Bay, as the Boston Red Sox (57-37) finish their West Coast road swing at the Oakland Athletics (54-38). The A’s lead the AL West by a game over the Texas Rangers. Boston has guaranteed that it will be in first place in the AL East through the All-Star Break with a 3.5-game lead over Tampa Bay...
Lost somehow amid Puig-mania is the superb first half Boston’s Jose Iglesias is having. Take that and shove it, East coast bias truthers! In 166 plate appearances this season Iglesias has put up a .387/.442/.497 line with the OBP boosted by five hit-by-pitches. His OBP against lefties and righties is above .400, as well as in each completed month of the season so far. Now owned...
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New Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton
The Red Sox made a fairly important move tonight by acquiring White Sox left-handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton. Thornton is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances for the White Sox this season. He is a solid lefty arm that will be added to a severely depleted bullpen. After the injury to Andrew Miller and the ineffectiveness of Andrew Bailey...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, July 12 @ 10:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80) vs Jarrod Parker, RHP (6-6, 4.04)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, July 13 @ 10:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-5, 4.60) vs A.J. Griffin, RHP (7-6, 3.94)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...