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Johnny Damon and Derek Lowe are back in town, but the Red Sox will be trying to step up and remind those two and the Indians that Fenway Park is not their home any more. As much as we may love those two former Red Sox, the current members will have plenty on the line on Thursday while trying to end a slide during which they've lost seven of their last eight games. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is counting on Josh Beckett to make a statement and right the ship. See more of what he's thinking heading into this one...
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Derek Lowe returned to familiar grounds with familiar fan fare. As Bostonians welcomed Lowe back with open arms and signs thanking him for his time spent with their team, the veteran right-hander approached the historic Fenway Park as a former inhabitant whose keys still made the locks turn.
The headlines will belong to Washington’s Steven Strasburg who fanned 13 Pittsburgh Pirate...
Johnny Damon looked around the ballpark he once called home. Sitting in the visitors' dugout, looking fit at 38 years old and wearing a T-shirt proclaiming "there's no safety on these guns," Damon was talking about playing left field at Fenway Park. "I was just showing the guys where [Manny] was standing on that play," Damon said of the infamous Manny...
The losingest pitcher in the National League last year is now one of the winningest pitchers in the American League. So far, the Indians are quite happy with their offseason trade for Derek Lowe.
Lowe pitched six solid innings Thursday night to get the win in the Indians' 8-3 victory over Boston. Pitching in his former home park, against one of his former teams, Lowe held the...
Johnny Damon spent five seasons in Boston, and the former Red Sox center fielder loved every minute of his time in the uniform. Damon returned to Fenway Park on Thursday night, this time as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Damon was excited about his return and reminisced on his time with the club. Check out the video above to see NESN's Jenny Dell chat up Damon before Thursday's game.
It's always fun when Johnny Damon returns to Boston. Not because he won't do any damage against the Red Sox, but because it's easy to remember the good times he spent donning a BoSox jersey. Damon still stands as one of the most colorful Red Sox players of all time, delighting the Fenway Faithful each tim he took the field. Whether it was his dirt dog mentality or his...
The losingest pitcher in the National League last year is now one of the winningest pitchers in the American League. So far, the Cleveland Indians are quite happy with their offseason trade for Derek Lowe. Lowe pitched six solid innings Thursday night to get the win in the Indians' 8-3 victory over Boston. Pitching in his former home park, against one of his former teams, Lowe...
Tonight will be emotional at Fenway, with the tribute to Carl Beane, but a familiar figure may also get an emotional reaction: Derek Lowe.Here's Jonah Keri on Lowe, last November:That 5.05 ERA he posted last year could be misleading, too. Lowe stranded just 65.9 percent of his baserunners in 2011, a figure that can be exacerbated by shaky bullpen support and random statistical...
Fenway Park will welcome Johnny Damon back in yet another MLB jersey. Damon's returned to the Fens as a Yankee, Tiger and Ray since leaving the Red Sox after the 2005 season. Thursday night, he'll be sporting a Cleveland Indians jersey. Damon is one of just a handful of active players that were on the 2004 Red Sox team. Besides David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis -- both still...
Derek Lowe has pitched in 194 career games at Fenway Park. Of those games, 53 of them have been starts. Only one of those starts has come as a member of the opposition. That number will grow to two on Thursday night when the veteran right-hander leads the Indians into Boston to take on the Red Sox in the first of four games between Cleveland and Boston. Lowe's only other start...
The Indians jumped all over Josh Beckett, chasing him in the third inning after plating seven. Derek Lowe earned his fifth win, which must be killing the faithful in Bawston. Kipnis hit his sixth home run, and Jack Hannahan hit one of his own. Pestano made things interesting by loading the bases, but got out of the eighth without surrendering a run.
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The Red Sox beat the Indians tonight, but it wasn't pretty. At least towards the end of the game. As they've done all season, the Sox bullpen managed to turn a 7-1 7th inning lead into a 7-5 nailbiter. But Aceves shut the door in a 29 pitch 9th that saw him surrender 2 hits, 1 walk and a run before getting Johnny...
First Pitch: Thursday 7:10, Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Thursday: Derek Lowe, RHP (4-1, 2.39 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (2-3, 4.45 ERA)
Friday: Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (3-2, 4.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (3-1, 9.09 ERA)
Saturday: Josh Tomlin, RHP (1-2, 4.67 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (2-1, 5.29 ERA)
Sunday: Justin Masterson, RHP (1-2, 4.89 ERA) vs. Daniel...
After losing two-of-three against the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox return home to the not-so friendly confines of Historic Fenway Park for a six-game homestand. They'll begin tonight with the first game of a four-game set against the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox...
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Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (2-3, 4.45)
Pitching: RHP Derek Lowe (4-1, 2.39)