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The Red Sox won on Tuesday night, but just barely. Thanks to the umpires' decision to end the game despite a serious mounting threat from Detroit, the Sox ride a four-game winning streak into Wednesday's series finale. That had Tigers manager Jim Leyland fuming after the game but still was pretty subdued, so the Sox should probably be expecting something wild in response in this one. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has more in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

There's a tattle-tale in the Red Sox clubhouse

The 2012 Red Sox season continues to take one embarassing turn after another. The latest incident involves a comment Bobby Valentine made to Will Middlebrooks and one anonymous tattle-tale who felt the need to tell the front office: "It's silly, whatever. I don't even remember when it was, but if you need it, because if you don't talk about it then it becomes a...

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: deadline day deal?

The Detroit Tigers head into the final day of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline with a choice to make. Dropping 5 of 7 on their current homestand has fans in the Motor City uneasy yet again. The decision has boiled down to whether this team should add one final piece to the puzzle. So far, the trade with the Miami Marlins has left much to be desired. Anibal Sanchez got torched north...

Beckett leaves game with injury

Josh Beckett has left the Boston Red Sox game in the third inning with an apparent lower back injury. Beckett motioned for the trainer to come to the mound after walking Miguel Cabrera to force in the first run Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers. His lower left back was checked and Beckett walked slowly off the mound. He was replaced with two outs by Clayton Mortensen, who...

Ryan Sweeney Apologizes to Fans for Punching Wall, Insists It Wasn't Intentional

Ryan Sweeney made a very, very costly mistake on Monday night. The Red Sox outfielder fractured a finger after punching a dugout wall during the Red Sox' win over the Tigers at Fenway Park, and he now may be out for up to two months. On Tuesday, the outfielder apologized. He did so via Twitter. Sweeney's name had been coming up in trade talks in recent weeks, but that'...

Scorching Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury Lead Red Sox Into Series With Twins

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. Despite the tough 7-5 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night, the Red Sox are still winners of four of their last six, and have won four of six series since the All-Star break. Now they welcome...

Will the Boston Red Sox trade Jarrod Saltalamacchia?

A couple years ago, the Boston Red Sox finally acquired a long sought out catching prospect in Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Once a top prospect, Salty had lost much of his value after a couple years of bouncing back and forth between the major leagues and the minor leagues and completely losing his ability to catch at one point. The Red Sox reclaimed him and he has been a fairly good part...

Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia Leading the Way as Red Sox Stay Hot Against Tigers

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. A little trip to New York seemed to help the Red Sox find their mojo, and they've carried it back to Fenway Park. Coming off their third win in a row, the Red Sox will look to ride the hot...

Game 104: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Time: 7:10 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI Red Sox (52-51) Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Saltalamacchia DH Middlebrooks 3B Shoppach C Ciriaco SS Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.57) Tigers (54-49) TBA Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (11-6, 2.60)

Taking Stock: Sox - Tigers series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Lineup Jacoby Ellsbury: Four hits and a couple walks, plus an amazing catch last night in center. Ells is starting to come around. Carl Crawford: Carl's in the middle of a five-game hitting streak, and clubbed a homer last night, so maybe I'm being harsh...

Beckett scratched from Sunday start

Josh Beckett has been scratched by the Boston Red Sox from his scheduled start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. Beckett left Tuesday night's game against Detroit after 2 2/3 innings because of a back spasm. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Friday that he didn't think the right-hander will go on the disabled list. Beckett is 5-9 with a 4.54 ERA in 18 starts this season...

Red Sox Fans Anxious but Hopeful About Team's Future Despite Quiet Trade Deadline (Video)

The Red Sox had a relatively quiet trade deadline, but that doesn't mean the team is going to pack it in the rest of the way. In fact, the team might actually be gearing up for a significant run at the playoffs following July 31, but not from the usual strategy of bringing in a big name to shake up the clubhouse. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers for...

Breslow's Red Sox debut begins a batter too late

It was precisely the type of situation for which the Boston Red Sox traded for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Yet Breslow didn't pitch. With lefty-hitting slugger Prince Fielder coming to the plate in the fifth inning Wednesday night and the Red Sox trailing the Detroit Tigers 5-1 after Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer, manager Bobby Valentine elected to stick with...

Red Sox trade former prospect Lars Anderson To Cleveland

Going into spring training 2009, the Red Sox thought that first base prospect Lars Anderson had a bright future with the big league club as he was named their number one prospect by Baseball America but all that changed with inconsistent play in the minors and the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez in December 2010. Now after seven [...]

Twins-Red Sox Preview

The Boston Red Sox appeared to have found their groove before coming up short their last time out. A visit from the Minnesota Twins could be just what they need to regroup. The Red Sox open a four-game set Thursday night against a Twins club hoping to avoid an 11th loss in 12 games at Fenway Park. Boston (53-52) had won four straight by a combined 22-12 score before falling 7...

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 8/2

After taking two-of-three from the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox will continue their 10-game homestand with the first game of a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on FOX Sports...
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