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Despite a solid effort from Clay Buchholz, the Boston Red Sox fell 5-3 last night. Today, they look to get back on track and take the series from the Tampa Bay Rays in the finale of a three-game set at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can watch the game on Sun Sports. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Josh Beckett looks to get his second half going in his 15th start of 2012. In his previous 14 starts, Beckett is 4-7 with a 4.43 ERA. He's made two starts against the Rays this season and is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (3 ER/15 IP). Beckett's made 21 career starts against the Rays and is 10-4 with a 2.82 ERA. Eight of those starts have come at the Trop where he is 2-3 with a 2.75 ERA.
James Shields toes the rubber for the 19th time in 2012 this af...
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The Gordon Edes story on ESPN.com has stuck in this observer's craw for a day now. Edes' report mentions that Clay Buchholz has foregone the use of pain relievers since his bout of esophagitis that landed Buchholz in the hospital for internal bleeding. Esophagitis is caused when one's own stomach acid eats at the lining of the digestive track. Edes goes on to state that...
The numbers won't reflect Clay Buchholz's contribution, but his performance offered slivers of optimism. Despite missing nearly a month of action with esophagitis, the Red Sox pitcher continued his torrid pace on the mound in Saturday's 5-3 loss. Through 6 1/3 innings, Buchholz limited the Rays' lineup to three hits and four runs. It took until the seventh inning...
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Despite being out-hit by Boston, Tampa Bay made the most out of every opportunity to beat the Sox 5-3. The Sox had plenty of opportunities to rack up a few more runs, but as usual, they couldn't come through.
Clay Buchholz made his first start since June 19th and the Rays were not very welcoming. Buchholz had a better outing on paper...
Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and he started Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay. Buchholz, 27, was placed on the disabled list on June 24, retroactive to June 20, because of a stomach illness. He made one rehab start, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on July 8. With the Red Sox this...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Home plate umpire Jeff Nelson let it be known to the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays early that he would have a wide strike zone, and the starting pitchers of each team obliged by...
Josh Beckett had eight days of rest between starts and came out firing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Beckett pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and three runs, which was enough to help the Red Sox secure a 7-3 victory over the Rays. With the victory, Beckett improved his record to 5-7 and said he felt strong physically throughout the game. Watch the video to hear what...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (44-43)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (8-2, 5.53)
Pitching: LHP David Price (11-4, 2.82)
Just as the Red Sox were getting oh-so close to relative health, Adrian Gonzalez had to go an injure his back in the most bizarre way possible. It seems like Murphy's Law, doesn't it? All season the Red Sox have had player after player go down with injury, and just as the team is approaching some semblance of the 25-roster they expected during Spring Training, their first...
After getting a 3-1 win last night, the Boston Red Sox look to secure a series win tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can watch the game on Sun Sports...
David Price outpitched Clay Buchholz and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the seventh inning without getting a hit to rally for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Price (12-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings to become the first 12-game winner in the American League. The All-Star left-hander walked two and struck out eight to move ahead of...
Josh Beckett took the mound for the Sox and while he still had some first inning struggles, he buckled down and was able to bring the Sox the win they needed to take the series against the Rays.
Beckett looked like he was having a case of deja vu in the first inning. Beckett gave up 3 straight singles to start the inning including an RBI single to Zobrist before recording an out...
Time: 1:40 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (44-44)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-7, 4.43)
Pitching: RHP James Shields (8-5, 4.17)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Josh Beckett had a shaky start, got stronger as he went and won his rubber-game matchup with James Shields on Sunday. Beckett rallied to allow three runs over six innings, and the Boston Red Sox, with two home runs and 14 hits, beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 at Tropicana Field. Mike Aviles hit a two-run homer, Daniel Nava had a solo shot and Jacoby Ellsbury...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Josh Beckett said he was so "zapped" from taking an antibiotic, he was having "borderline blackout periods" between his pitches Sunday." The right-hander fought through it and got stronger as he went. After allowing three runs in the first inning, Beckett rallied to go five more frames without allowing a run. And the Boston Red...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Josh Beckett overcame early struggles to pitch six effective innings, Will Middlebrooks drove in a pair during a tiebreaking three-run fifth, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Sunday.
Beckett (5-7) allowed three runs -- all in the first -- and eight hits. The right-hander, 5-0 over his past eight games against Tampa Bay, struck out...