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BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox warmly welcomed back an old friend, then sent him to the visitors' clubhouse in disappointment. While Kevin Youkilis clearly remains a fan favorite at Fenway Park, the cheers he received as a member of the White Sox seemed almost quiet to the roar after Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie as the Red Sox spoiled Youkilis' return with a 5-1 win over Chicago on Monday night. Gonzalez drove in four runs, more than atoning for his throwing error in the first inning that cost Boston a run. He tied it in the bottom of the first with an RBI single, then broke it open in the eighth. "It feels great to win the game," Gonzalez said. "I'm not really worried about the home runs or any of that stuff." Perhaps that's because the spotlight was mostly on Youkilis, who was playing his first game against the Red Sox since they traded him to Chicago on June 24. Boston fans cheered h...
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Kevin Youkilis returns to Fenway Park on Monday night and there's little doubt that Red Sox fans will be giving the former corner infielder the "Friendly Fenway" treatment. Youkilis was a fan favorite and popular among his teammates and the city of Boston. After all, he climbed through the Red Sox minor league system to become the player he is today. He walked off the...
Kevin Youkilis sent a wonderful nice and sentimental to Red Sox fans on the eve of Youk returning to Fenway Park since being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June. It was posted to ESPNBoston and here is a transcript of Youk's love letter to the city and the fans:
What an amazing run I have had these past 8 1/2 years in Boston! It has been an honor and a privilege...
It's no secret that Kevin Youkilis didn't get along well with Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, a conflict that contributed to the third baseman being traded last month to the Chicago White Sox. But it didn't have to be that way, Valentine said Sunday. "I think the comment I made early, he made a big issue about and I don't think he ever wanted to get over...
BOSTON -- The "Yooook" you heard Tuesday night at Fenway Park was for returning hero Kevin Youkilis. The "boooo" you heard was for Red Sox lefty Jon Lester. Youkilis, again treated royally by the Boston fans he left when he was traded to Chicago last month, hammered a three-run homer off old pal Lester in the fourth inning, leading the White Sox to a 7-5 win...
It was almost perfect for Boston Red Sox fans: They cheered Kevin Youkilis early in the game and enjoyed a late-inning rally by their team. A limping David Ortiz just put a bit of a damper on the nice night.
Adrian Gonzalez spoiled Youkilis' return to Fenway Park, hitting a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning of a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine already got in trouble once for comments he made about former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis. Back on April 15, he told WHDH's Joe Amorosino that he didn't think that Youkilis was "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason." The two have had a testy relationship ever since, and that may...
The tension between Bobby Valentine and Kevin Youkilis hasn't evaporated. Before Sunday's game against the Rays, Valentine was asked about the White Sox third baseman, who will be making his return to Fenway Park on Monday for the first time since he was dealt from Boston on June 24. The Red Sox skipper didn't shy away from the question. From his perspective, Youkilis...
Carl Crawford has only played in two games this year, but he's already making his impact felt. The lefty continued his hot start to 2012 on Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and looking pretty great jetting around the basepaths. The only thing that might have made things better would have been a Red Sox victory. Kevin Youkilis put an end to that thinking, however...
There has been much debate about the kind of reaction Kevin Youkilis will receive when he comes to bat for the first time as a member of the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on Monday night. While the safe bet would be a steady chorus of "Youuuuuks," there will probably be a few fans in attendance who will boo the 33-year-old infielder. And that would be a shame. Youkilis...
Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis refused to
comment Sunday on the latest criticism from Boston Red Sox manager
In a night that had Kevin Youkilis' return to Boston & the season debut of Carl Crawford, the biggest return was Adrian Gonzalez's power.
Gonzo took a high fastball from Leyson Septimo into the monster seats for a three run home run that helped give the Red Sox a 5-1 victory.
It did "spoil" Youkilis' return as he recieved a standing ovation in the...
The Cleveland Indians are reminiscent of folks doing one of those line dances at a country bar.
One step forward, two back, two sideways and another forward to end up at the exact same spot.
Then start all over again.
Following Tuesday nights loss to Tampa Bay another loss when a key hit could have meant a win they Indians are now 46-44 and four games behind the Chicago White...
It had an almost poetic feel to it. On a night when Carl Crawford finally made his 2012 debut, Kevin Youkilis also made his return to Fenway Park for the first time since being traded to the Chicago White Sox. Youk, greeted warmly by the Fenway Faithful, went 3-for-4 and scored the lone Chicago run in a 5-1 Red Sox victory. Meanwhile, Crawford (pictured) went 1-for-3 with a walk...