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Shane Victorino reached base just once in Wednesday night’s run-scoring bonanza at Fenway Park, but he made up for it by flashing some leather. With two outs in the the top of the fourth — before the game devolved into a home run derby — Victorino went soaring into the seats along the first base line to retire Tigers leadoff man Austin Jackson and strand runners on the corners. The right fielder didn’t just help out Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster, though. His acrobatic catch caused one fan to lose control of her cell phone, which Victorino picked up off the dirt and handed back to the very grateful spectator. Check out the catch and the hand-off in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, NESN Nation, NESN Staff

WATCH: Red Sox fan knocks beer into woman's face

Your browser does not support iframes. A celebration of a fantastic catch by Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino led one Red Sox fan to accidentally knock a woman's cell phone onto the field AND spill another woman's beer into her face within a matter of seconds during Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park. It happened in the fourth inning as Victorino chased...

Xander Bogaerts Wins USAToday's Minor League POY

(USAToday Sports Photo)Red Sox phenom Xander Bogaerts has won USAToday's Minor League Player Of The Year Award. The exciting 20-year old Aruban had a combined .297 average with 15 home runs and 67 RBIs at AA and AAA. Impressively, he collected an .865 OPS at those stops as well. Since coming to The Show on August 20th, he's hitting .300 in just 21 plate appearances. We'...

Your Morning Dump... where Middlebrooks is on a roll.

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The home run barrage was led by Ortiz with two, -- a two-run shot in seventh and solo homer in fourth -- Middlebrooks added his grand slam, with two-run shots by Stephen Drew and Ryan Lavarnway, and solo shots...

Quintin Berry Makes Impact Against Yankees, Shows Why He Could Be Valuable Pickup by Red Sox

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Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, Jarrod Saltalamacchia out with injuries

The Boston Red Sox were without a pair of regulars for last night’s contest against the Detroit Tigers. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was nursing a thumb injury, but he’s expected to be back in the Red Sox’ lineup as soon as today. That won’t be the case for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who’s dealing with a sore back, as the catcher is expected to miss a few games due...

Recap: Lester leads Sox to playoff-caliber win

It was easy to mistake tonight's 2-1 win for a playoff game at Fenway. (Yes, the temperature is on the cooler side, but that wasn't why.) After nearly a month of average to below-average competition in August, the Sox' schedule has gotten harder and the team isn't missing a beat. Playing a legitimate World Series contender in the Tigers, led by their ace (sorry,...

Jacoby Ellsbury Not in Red Sox Lineup, Shane Victorino to Hit Leadoff and Play Center Against Tigers

Jacoby Ellsbury has some good numbers against Detroit Tigers ace and Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer. However, when Scherzer takes the Fenway Park mound Tuesday night, the first batter he see will not be Ellsbury. Instead, Shane Victorino will lead off for the Red Sox in the second game of a three-game set with the Central-leading Tigers. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s unclear why...

Red Sox Face Tough Decisions With Starting Rotation

Unlike in 2011, the Red Sox have a pretty deep rotation. And if Clay Buchholz returns from his nearly yearly midseason injury siesta, the Olde Towne Team will have six pitchers for five rotation spots. That could make for some awkward moments in September, but if the Sox reach October with all six pitchers healthy […]

Historical Night helps Boston Red Sox take series from Detroit

Last night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox was one for the ages as the Red Sox scored 20 runs and made history in so many ways. In the end, Boston also took two out of three from the Tigers in the series. Despite taking two out of three, the more important aspect from this series came from last night’s game. The final score ended up being 20-4 and by the...

Buchholz Watch: Day 90 - Clay 'absolutely' ready

The Guru Contributing Writer Clay Buchholz made what is expected to be his final, last, this time we mean it minor league rehab start Thursday night. Pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket in Rochester, Cautious Clay went three shutout innings before allowing a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Buchholz threw 72 pitches (51 for strikes) in 3 2/3 innings of work, gave up four hits,...

Clumsy Red Sox fan breaks woman’s phone, dumps beer within seconds of each other

Papi wants to play for Farrell for the rest of his career

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer David Ortiz broke out of his slump during the Red Sox’s series against the White Sox in a very big way. And according to him, a lot of that had to do with manager John Farrell. "I went into his office the other day because he wanted to make sure I was doing OK," Ortiz said, according to "He does that all the time. When he...

Red Sox Rumors: Boston has 'keen interest' in re-signing Jacoby Ellsbury

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Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (8/5/13)

(Rich Schultz/Getty Images) A heated rivalry, postseason implications and, perhaps, some added drama stemming from the last time these clubs met, sure sounds like a September matchup between the Yankees and Red Sox. The Yanks and Sox begin a four game series on Thursday in the Bronx with Ivan Nova (8-4, 2.88 ERA) taking on Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.18 ERA.) Nova won the American League...
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