Found May 30, 2012 on
The Sox had another chance to finally get over 500, however they would have to go through Justin Verlander to do it. And they would have to do it without Dustin Pedroia who was out of the lineup. Daniel Bard took the mound for the Sox and with one of his best outings of the year, the Sox did just that. Verlander didn't have his best stuff and the Sox bats took advantage.
Bard had himself a nice outing. He still seemed to struggle with his command from time to time, however he was able to make pitches when he needed to and get out of jams. Bard didn't give up a run until the 5th inning when he gave up a solo HR to Peralta. Bard also gave up a solo HR in the 6th to Prince Fielder. Bard did not have a "big inning" though and really limited the damage. Bobby V went out and got Bard in the 6th. Bard's line for the night was 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 Ks. Rich Hill came out in relief of Bard and got an out and then issued a walk. Then our most reliable re...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With another round of interleague play on the horizon — Detroit will be in Cincinnati a week from Friday to play the Reds in a three-game series — Tigers ace Justin Verlander took some rips with the lumber during batting practice before Wednesday’s tilt with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Before we go [...]
Sounds the trumpets!
Roll out the carpet!
Bring forth your finest foodwares!
The Red Sox have finally pushed past .500, in perhaps the most unlikely game to do so. Going up against reigning AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, with 600 guys on the DL, and the lowly Daniel Bard on the mound, Boston managed to sneak past Detroit 6-3.
Bard only lasted 5 1/3 innings, scattering five...
Justin Verlander has looked like the best pitcher in baseball for a few years now. This season, the flame-throwing right-hander appears to be confusing hitters even more than usual. The confusion began on Opening Day when verlander threw eight scoreless innings in a 3-2 win against the Red Sox. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award winner has continued his dominance since, but Verlander...
Justin Verlander is a no-hit pitcher. But he's also a no-hit hitter. It's like he's pitching to himself almost. In his career during interleague play, Verlander is 0-for-20 with 13 strikeouts and his seven other outs weren't exactly results of bad luck.
But Verlander is trying to change that. It's no secret around Detroit that he desperately wants to get his first...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (24-24)
Pitching: Daniel Bard (4-5, 4.69)
Pitching: Justin Verlander (5-2, 2.15)
Daniel Nava (pictured) ripped a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the 4th inning, and Daniel Bard threw 5 reasonably strong innings as the Red Sox shaved the Detroit Tigers 6-3 at Fenway Park. Bard pitched one out into the 6th inning in recording his 5th win of the season. He allowed 2 runs on a pair of solo home runs by Jhonny Peralta and Prince Fielder. He struck out 4...
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz homered and hit two doubles, and the Boston Red Sox moved above .500 for the first time this season, tagging Justin Verlander for 10 hits in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Verlander (5-3) lost his second straight start since taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning against Pittsburgh on May 18. The reigning American League MVP and...
8 a.m. ET: After squandering their last four chances to go above .500, the Red Sox (24-24) will have another shot against the Tigers (23-25). But it'll be a tough task, considering the Red Sox will go up against 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander. Through 10 starts, Verlander is 5-2 with a 2.15 ERA and seven strikeouts. The last time the Red Sox...
Whenever Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers, it's an event. He's so good that in any given start, he could possibly throw a no-hitter. Fortunately for the Boston Red Sox, that wasn't the case on Wednesday night in their 6-3 win.
And it was the bat of Daniel Nava that was the big difference in that win.
Nava came up in the 4th inning with the bases...
Daniel Nava was in just his second game atop the Red Sox lineup, and the career minor leaguer was forced to leadoff the game against the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award winner. Justin Verlander made quick work of Nava the first time through the order, inducing the outfielder into a slow-rolling ground out to third base. But after working a walk his next time at the dish, Nava...
The Red Sox are finally above .500. That's hardly enough to get most Boston fans excited at this time of year, but considering where the team stood at the beginning of the season, it's actually quite impressive. The Sox even got to Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Tuesday night despite a banged-up lineup, and then picked up another victory on Wednesday. But before Thursday...
Ortiz and Youkilis celebrate after a 3-run double by Daniel Nava. The Boston Red Sox were able to rough up last season's American League Cy Young and MVP winner, Justin Verlander, last night in a 6-3 victory. Daniel Nava hit a bases clearing double in the fourth scoring Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, and Scott Posednik that made the score 4-0. Daniel Bard pitched for Boston...
This week’s AL two-starters features the reigning Cy Young/MVP as well as Detroit’s other ace.
Here are the AL two-start pitchers and other favorable matchups for Week 9:
Justin Verlander: 5/29 @ BOS; 6/3 vs NYY – Verlander is a must-start in all leagues, even when facing these guys
Jered Weaver: 5/28 vs NYY; 6/3 vs TEX – had one bad start...
BOSTON -- Daniel Nava hit a three-run double, and the Boston Red Sox pounded Detroit ace Justin Verlander to move above .500 for the first time this season, beating the Tigers 6-3 Tuesday night. It was the 13th win in 18 games for the steadily climbing Red Sox (25-24), who remain last in the AL East but are just 3 1/2 games out of first place. Prince Fielder had a solo homer...