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Boston Red Sox (8-4) at Cleveland Indians (5-6)
Series 5, Games 12, 13 and 14
Progressive Field (2012): 0.899*, Pitchers park.
The Red Sox make their only trip to Cleveland for 2013. It should be a fun series, as the Red Sox seemed to have re-tooled after last season. A new manager and a revamped bullpen can do wonders for any organization...
Closer Joel Hanrahan is day to day because of a sore right hamstring that may be contributing to throwing off his mechanics on the hill, according to new manager John Farrell. Expect Andrew Bailey to receive the call to save out a game or two. It has been 11 days since rookie phenom Jackie Bradley Jr. had his last hit, a second-inning single in the Rogers Centre off Blue Jays pitcher Josh Johnson. Entering Tuesday’s game, Bradley has gone hitless in 20 at-bats since then, his average falling to .097 (3 for 31). According to ESPN Stats and Info, only four American League players (25 plate appearances ...
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It's been an exciting weekend for the Red Sox.
On the heels of yesterday's walkoff extra innings win, Clay Buchholz was a few outs shy of a no-hitter this afternoon in a shutout win over Tampa Bay. Buchholz went eight innings surrendering two hits (both in the 8th), behind 11 strikeouts. He did walk four, and as Jerry Remy pointed out near the end of the broadcast, in a...
Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan is expected to miss a few days with a sore right hamstring.
Hanrahan has struggled in his first season with Boston since being acquired from Pittsburgh. In his last three appearances, he's allowed six earned runs, five hits, four walks and three homers with two strikeouts in 1 2-3 innings.
In Saturday's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in 10 innings he...
David Ortiz has missed his last two rehab assignment starts. On Sunday, he was scratched due to illness. Yesterday, Ortiz was a late scratch because of heel soreness. He is scheduled to play an afternoon game today, but his status is uncertain to this point.
Evan Drellich of MassLive.com says the heel soreness is considered mild, but it is a setback nonetheless. The Red...
Carl Crawford couldn’t handle bouncing around the Red Sox’ order at the beginning of his stint in Boston. Shane Victorino had no such issues, and it’s now become clear exactly where he belongs.
Victorino bounced back-and-forth between the No. 2 spot and No. 7 spot in Boston’s lineup during the team’s first four games. He’s now firmly implanted in the two-hole, and it’s...
Tweet The Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 in ten innings Saturday thanks to a walkoff single by Shane Victorino. The left side of Boston’s infield (third baseman Will Middlebrooks and shortstop Stephen Drew) struggled with the bats on the afternoon, going a combined 1-for-8 with two strikeouts. But they did [...]
Mike Napoli drove in the winning run with a two-out double in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the light-hitting Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-2 win on Monday.
The Rays had two hits before finally showing some offensive punch in the ninth when Desmond Jennings led off with a single, stole second and scored the tying run on a single by Ben Zobrist...
The Columbus Clippers split a doubleheader against the Indianapolis Indians Saturday. Columbus snatched the first game 2-1 behind the impressive debut of Trevor Bauer, but Indianapolis would prevail with a 5-0 victory in the second match up. Each contest was seven innings.
Manager Chris Tremie was proud of his team's performance even though they were unable to win both contests...
Michael Bourn's finger is stitched and splinted.
It's better, but not well enough to keep the Indians center fielder from going on the 15-day disabled list.
Manager Terry Francona said the plan is to put Bourn on the DL in coming days. The leadoff hitter cut his right index finger on Sunday when he dived into first base and got stepped on by White Sox pitcher Matt Thornton...
The Cleveland Indians offense sputters causing them to lose another game. The only run the Tribe scored was when Michael Bourn hit a home run to right field in the 1st inning. The Cleveland Indians could get any other offense going as the Chicago pitching staff held them in check. White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy pitched 7 strong innings against the Indians. He struck out 11 batters...
Clay Buchholz came within six outs of throwing his second career no hitter on Sunday when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0. Buchholz last threw a no hitter six years ago in 2007. He struck out 11 in his eight inning effort.
The Red Sox scored four times in the third inning when Mike Napoli drove in two runs with a double. Will Middlebrooks almost hit it into an...
I was about to start working on an article about Jackie Robinson when I received word that there had been 2 explosions at the Boston Marathon.
There have been no reports of any threats to any areas outside of Boston, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has put the public on heightened alert.
The Dodgers have a highly visible presence of LAPD officers at every game. ...
The Pawtucket Red Sox are off to their best start in team history through the first nine games of the season compiling an 8-1 record. David Ortiz was scratched from Sunday’s lineup vs. Rochester and Mark Hamilton will serve as the team’s DH in Ortiz’s absence. No reason was given for Big Papi’s scratch today. Starter Steven Wright was suppose to be today's Pawsox starter...
**Game One against the Indians
Hector Gimenez is behind the plate giving Tyler Flowers a well deserved day off.
Uniform of the day is grey solid pants, grey jerseys, black long sleeve t-shirt
Pitching Coach Don Cooper is still recovering from diverticulitis and hoping to join the team when they return from this road trip.
Ken Harrelson and Steve Stone at the mike today...
The Cleveland Indians traded AA starting pitcher, Eric Berger (he of the infamous mustache) to Houston today in exchange for catcher Chris Wallace. This was a move that was made in response to the lack of catching depth in Akron and Columbus due to the injuries to Lou Marson (neck), Carlos Santana (thumb) and Alex Laviski (toe).
According to the Houston Astros media guide,...
The weekend brought a fresh series and a fresh start for the Indians. They hadn’t played since Tuesday’s 14-1
debacle loss against the New York Yankees and the back to back rainouts were a welcome sight. Let them wash away the the memories of that brutal two game stretch and get back to baseball. The bats slumbered in two of the three games against the Chicago White Sox at...