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(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Thursday's washout at Fenway offered Boston the opportunity to tweak its starting rotation for the next five days. John Lackey—who was last night's scheduled starter—will go tonight in Baltimore. He will be followed by Ryan Dempster on Saturday and Jon Lester on Sunday. Monday's make-up game with the Rays back in Fenway will be handled by Felix Doubront and rookie Brandon Workman will pitch Tuesday's opener against the Mariners.
BEST OF MAXIM
Sorry about that headline.
It implies that I have some idea how the de facto ace of the Red Sox returned to form. I don't.
The fact is, Jon Lester finally was himself last night when he pitched six-and-a-third innings, gave up seven hits and held a very strong Tampa Bay Rays lineup to just two runs en route to a 6-2 Red Sox victory.
The southpaw from Washington state struck...
Exactly when did Ryan Dempster become the most reliable starting pitcher the Red Sox have? The dude held the Orioles at bay for five-and-a-third and the bullpen did the rest. Dempster has now given up three runs or less in ten of his last eleven starts dating back to May. Color me surprised.
Meanwhile, someone wearing Stephen Drew’s uniform hit two home runs to power the struggling...
John Lackey was in line to start Thursday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays, but after that game was washed out, Lackey will now take the hill Friday in the series opener against the Orioles.
The Red Sox have dropped five of their last eight games, hitting just .225 during the skid. Dustin Pedroia, who will bat third in the lineup, has struggled as of late, notching just one...
Jon Lester has showed bouts of inconsistency this season, but this past week the left-hander returned to dominance as he led the Red Sox past the Rays on Tuesday night.
Coming off 10 days of rest, Lester allowed only two runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. Lester matched his season-high of eight strikeouts and recorded zero walks, notching his first win since June 27....
Jon Lester had a great outing against the Rays on Tuesday night, and when he takes the mound Sunday afternoon, the left-hander will look to build off that momentum.
Striking out twelve in his last two starts, Lester has become the pitcher the Red Sox were hoping he would become. And with Clay Buchholz still sidelined, Lester will need to step up and become the ace of the pitching...
It will be up to John Lackey to keep the Boston Red Sox (61-42) in first place in the AL East. With the Tampa Bay Rays (60-42) just a half-game back and looking to take three of four from the Sox, tonight’s game means much more than just a July intra-division clash.
Boston has been in first place in the East for nearly two months and would like...
There is one team in the AL East that has been a thorn in the side of Red Sox Nation. That team is the Baltimore Orioles, who at this point in the season are the only division rival to hold a winning record (5-2) against the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox (61-42) get a chance to even that record, but things won’t be easy, as they open up a weekend...
(Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)For the third time in four games, dominant pitching performances have shut down the Red Sox offense—last night it was Chris Tillman in a 6-0 O's win. The Boston loss dropped them into second place for the first time in 60 days, falling behind the surging Rays. Tillman allowed just two hits over seven innings—as Boston's trade deadline priorities...
With a 6-0 loss to the Orioles Friday night, the Red Sox surrendered their first place position in the AL East to the Rays. John Lackey gave up nine hits while Chris Tillman only surrendered two and managed to keep Boston off the scoreboard.
The two teams are back at it again Saturday, and this time Ryan Dempster will be on the mound for the Sox. Dempster hasn’t earned a...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JULY 26, 2002
GAME 101 - ANGELS AT MARINERS
SEATTLE – The Angels have spent all season chasing the Seattle Mariners, and in a series opener before 45,559 at Safeco Field, they caught them.
Rookie starter John Lackey threw eight scoreless innings, scattering six hits, and eight different Angels had at least one hit in the...
After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid falling out of first place tonight and gain a split of the four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you...
It has been over two months since the last time the Boston Red Sox were looking up at someone in the AL East standings. Such was the case when they woke up in Baltimore this morning after falling 6-0 to the Orioles and watched as the Tampa Bay Rays crushed the Yankees in the Bronx to take over the top spot.
Boston (61-43) has been struggling since...
5:54 p.m.: Daniel Nava will return to the Red Sox’ lineup Friday. Nava has only played in one of the last four games, and he was scheduled to sit out Thursday’s series finale against the Rays before it got rained out.
Jonny Gomes has been given more of an opportunity lately, and John Farrell said that matchups have dictated his lineup decisions. Gomes is typically tough on lefties...
Eric D. Schabell
Getting in the groove early can be rather important.
The Red Sox starting pitching is finding this out the hard way.
There is no margin for error when you are fighting for the top spot in the division.
The last two series can be examined to show where the starting rotations got hurt early with pitch counts. First we will look at the three...
After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track in the second game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If you don't live in either...