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Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to make a case for the Red Sox to bring back the soon-to-be free agent.
On Friday night his seventh-inning grand slam broke open a tie game giving the Sox an 8-4 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park. It was his 13th home run of the season and third career grand slam the first since May 5 2009.
Shane Victorino led off the seventh with a single to left ending the night for Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda who took the loss. Left-hander Cesar Cabral entered hitting David Ortiz the only batter he faced with a pitch. Claiborne walked pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes to load the bases before striking out Daniel Nava. But Saltalamacchia blasted his slam into the bleacher seats behind the Sox bullpen giving the Sox an 8-4 lead.
The Sox jumped out to a four-run lead in the first when they sent eight batters to the plate. Dustin Pedroia again in the lead-off spot opened with a single to left taking third on David Ortiz’s one-out double. Mike Carp’s groundout scored...
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Thursday night’s outing was a bit of a rough one for Jake Peavy.
Peavy allowed just three runs in the game, but he struggled with his control, tying a season high with five walks over six innings. The game was tied when the right-hander departed, but Boston’s bullpen crumbled in the eighth, allowing the Rays to escape with a 4-3 win in the final meeting of the regular season...
Alfonso Soriano makes a spectacular leaping catch over the left-field wall to take a home run away from the Orioles' Manny Machado in the eighth inning Thursday night at Camden Yards. The Yankees leftfielder gives a little salute to a grateful Dave Robertson on the mound after making the dramatic catch. Soriano's grab became even more important after the Yankees blew a...
The Boston Red Sox are serious about their beards. So much so, in fact, that there is a template on their team website that features a chart distinguishing each player's beard apart from one another. No, seriously this is real.
Among the more notable facial hair styles include "The Wolf" from catcher David Ross, "The Sure Thing" from pitcher John Lackey...
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Like the loss wasn't bad enough, the Red Sox got a scare last night as Jake Peavy took a line drive off his right (throwing) wrist off the bat of Desmond Jennings. Peavy stayed in the game to finish off the inning, but did not come out for the seventh. X-Rays were negative and Peavy (typically) pooh-poohed the situation, "It’ll be OK. I’m...
The Yankees will try to avoid a sweep at the hands of Boston tonight in Fenway. Ivan Nova gets the start against Clay Buchholz, who has yet to lose this season. Sori, who was out yesterday with a sprained thumb, is in the lineup tonight playing left field. Mariano Rivera will be honored prior to the game since this will be the last time he sets foot in Fenway Park, baring a playoff...
As the Boston Red Sox push towards the playoffs, manager John Farrell has some difficult decisions ahead. Who remains in the starting rotation, who goes to the bullpen and who's the eighth inning guy? But one of the managers most difficult decision may be who is the starting shortstop going forward? Is it veteran Stephen Drew or rookie Xander Bogaerts...
The New York Yankees activated pitcher David Phelps from the 60-Day DL Saturday according to the Yankees official Twitter page. The team moved Derek Jeter to the 60-Day DL to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Phelps.
The Yankees originally placed Phelps on the DL with a forearm strain on July 6 two days after he allowed four runs in six innings against the Twins. He had only...
“Clubhouse chemistry” has been the buzz phrase around Boston this year, and the Red Sox have certainly showcased theirs.
It seems that the team has got an “all in” mentality going into each game, with every player able to rely on his teammates do what’s best for the team. Manager John Farrell says that the “team first” mentality has had an immeasurable affect on the...
New York Yankees' starter Ivan Nova threw a bullpen session on Thursday and Camden Yards and is confident he'll make his next scheduled start against the Red Sox on Sunday.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Nova threw only 79 pitches in his last start due to tightness in his right triceps. The good news is he felt no discomfort during his bullpen session. Both...
The Yankees last game against Boston this season has Ivan Nova (8-4 3.17 ERA) taking on the undefeated Clay Buchholz (10-0, 1.61 ERA.) Nova was limited to 79 pitches his last time out due to triceps tightness, but the Yankees believe he can stay in the rotation. He has faced Boston just once this year, allowing three runs in a four-inning start on September 5th. “You never want...
Three months ago, I wrote a post extolling the virtues of the various beards of the 2013 Boston Red Sox. It was intended as a whimsical post: I thought the scruffy beards were fun, and fitting for the kind of “anything goes” personality the team was developing.
It has since become the most viewed post on my blog, as Red Sox fans actively search for information about their...
Alfonso Soriano was a late scratch from the Yankees' lineup with a sprained right thumb the team announced Saturday.
Soriano was batting cleanup in manager Joe Girardi's original batting order against Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester. The change was announced shortly before the scheduled first pitch.
Soriano went 1-for-4 in the Yankees' 8-4 loss to the Red Sox on Friday...
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The Yankees won a crazy game last night, which ensured they stay one game back of the Rays. The Yankees start a series in Boston tonight, whereas the Rays play in Minnesota. Advantage this weekend goes to the Rays, but the Yankees have a special something going on. So, here’s to having a better series than the Red Sox than last weekend ....
5:25 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury resumed physical (non-baseball) activities Friday. John Farrell said that Ellsbury is out of the boot and did some work in the pool. There is still no timetable for the outfielder’s return.
5:05 p.m.: Mike Carp will be inserted into Boston’s lineup Friday. He’ll bat cleanup, as David Ortiz continues to hit third with Dustin Pedroia sliding up into...
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A lot is made of getting home field advantage in the playoffs, especially in baseball. That's what makes baseball's All Star Game more interesting than any other game. And Fenway Park provides one of the best home field advantages in all of baseball, especially when the Red Sox take advantage...