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8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox suffered another heartbreaking defeat on Tuesday night, as Jon Lester's stellar outing was all for naught in a walkoff loss to the Athletics. Alfredo Aceves gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, allowing Oakland to walk off with the 3-2 win. Aaron Cook is set to the take the mound in Wednesday's matinee and he'll be looking to repeat his epic complete game performance from last Friday's win over the Mariners. First Pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. and Red Sox coverage will begin at 3 p.m., so tune into...
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The Sox ended their west coast trip by being swept by the Oakland A's and once again they got tagged by former Sox players. Well that and a missing offense.
Aaron Cook took the mound for the Sox and was coming off his best outing in a long, long time. This time, Cook wasn't as sharp and efficient. Cook didn't pitch poorly, but to win it looks like the Sox would...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The expression on Daisuke Matsuzaka's face said it all. He appeared disappointed, somber and utterly befuddled as manager Bobby Valentine slowly sauntered to the mound with an outstretched...
What just happened? One second, the Red Sox were escaping trouble in the eighth inning, looking like they were going to tack on some insurance runs in the ninth and win going away. The next, they were walking off the field losers with the A's celebrating in front of a raucous sellout crowd. Jon Lester's return to ace form wasn't enough with the offense sputtering outside...
One of the most interesting abilities exhibited by the Red Sox this year has been their knack of "pulling rabbits out of hats." The latest one is Aaron Cook. The 33-year-old injury-plagued hurler, who went into Friday's contest with a 9.39 ERA, proceeded to throw a complete-game 2-0 shutout over the Mariners.At 34-47, Seattle has one of the worst records in baseball...
Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox in hopes of evening the series. He did his job, unfortunately he saw the usually reliable bullpen let him down when Alfredo Aceves blew his 4th save of the season. Ugh.
Lester had a rough first inning. Like Dice-K he got tagged by a former Sox when Coco Crisp hit a leadoff HR to start the game. Sox 0-1. He threw 31 pitches to get through...
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Red Sox (42-39)
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-1, 4.32)
Pitching: RHP A.J. Griffin (0-0, 1.50), 4:05 p.m.
The hapless Oakland A's completed a 3-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 3-2 win at the Oakland Coliseum. With the score tied at 2 in the bottom of the 7th inning, former Red Sox Coco Crisp led off with a triple against Aaron Cook; he came in to score on an RBI single by Jemile Weeks. Cook took the loss, which was their 5th in their last seven games.David Ortiz (pictured) hit...
Time: 10:05 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (42-38)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-5, 4.53)
Pitching: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-7, 4.22)
I've had it with Aceves as the closer. I understand the pickings are slim, but there has to be another option. This time he gave up two runs in the ninth, the second coming off a Coco Crisp sac-fly to beat the Sox, 3-2.
The Red Sox offense was kept relatively quiet tonight, with the Sox getting runs on a Salty homer and A's error. That was pretty much it. Oh, they went 0...
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No doubt it’s been a tough season for Boston fans so far, but things may be starting to finally turn around. After winning three of four in Seattle, the Red Sox will try to keep it going in Oakland this week in a three-game series.
The first game will have Dice K...
It's been the story of the entire West Coast road trip. It might be tempting to blame some very solid opposing pitching and cavernous ballparks, but, quite frankly, the Red Sox have had their chances with men on base. However, the Sox have failed time and time again to come up with the big hit to break a game open or make it close, and again that was their fate on Tuesday as...
After falling 6-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to even up their three-game set tonight with the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on CSN California. If you can't catch the television...
8 a.m.: Daisuke Matsuzaka didn't have the best stuff on Monday night, and the final box score showed it. A 6-1 loss to the Oakland A's has the Red Sox reeling and needing a big performance from Jon Lester in Game 2 of the series. Lester enter Tuesday night's affair with a number of inconsistent outings over the past few weeks and looking to lock down more rhythm early...
The Red Sox starting rotation has certainly had their ups and downs this season. They’ve dealt with injuries, inconsistencies and failed experiments. Despite a dismal west coast trip they are still only 2.5 games out of a playoff spot heading into the final series before the All-Star break against the Yankees. To contend in the second half they will need the the starting...