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Boston Red Sox catch Jarrod Saltalamacchia made an excellent play at home plate on Wednesday night, holding onto the ball after Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones tried to dislodge the ball.

The play occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning of a close one run game. With the infield playing in, Jones attempted to score on a ground ball hit to second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The ball arrived at home prior to Jones, leaving the center fielder no other option but to steam roll the catcher.

The Orioles went on to win the game, with pitcher Miguel Gonzalez providing sixth solid innings of two-run baseball.


Report: Red Sox Release Mark Prior, Ending Former Phenom's Comeback Bid to Majors

The Mark Prior experiment has ended. Back in May, the Red Sox took a flier on the second overall pick from the 2001 MLB Draft, who hadn't thrown a pitch in the majors since 2006. By signing him to a minor-league deal, the Red Sox tried to give Prior a chance to reinvent himself. In the end, it simply didn't pan for both parties and the Pawtucket Red Sox reportedly released...

Red Sox release Prior from minor league team

The Boston Red Sox released right-hander Mark Prior, who is attempting a comeback to the major leagues, ESPN Boston reported Friday. Prior was pitching for the Red Sox's Class AAA affiliate in Pawtucket. Prior, 31, appeared in 19 games for Pawtucket. He went 1-0 with a 3.96 ERA but he walked 23 batters in 25 innings with 38 strikeouts. Prior was headed toward a great career...

Yankeetorial: This weekend, we can put down that old, sick mare that is the Boston Redsocks

They shoot horses, don't they? They walk Old Lizzy out to the back 40, stroke her nose gently, feed her a carrot, whisper nice things, thank her for pulling the plow, then go Steven Buscemi on her. This weekend, we can put our dear old friends, the Boston Redsocks, out of their misery.Mercy killing, that's what it is. Like one of those angel-of-death nurses with a...

Lucchino expresses optimism about Red Sox

With the Red Sox struggling, ownership was front and center Thursday night. After spending Wednesday in Denver for the owners meetings, principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and team president Larry Lucchino flew to Baltimore to offer their support for the Red Sox in the finale of a three-game series at Camden Yards. They appeared on the field during batting practice...

Red Sox Have Great Chance to Steal Series in New York Due to 'Trap Game' Nature of Matchup (Video)

You can just about throw away the standings when preparing for the Red Sox to play the Yankees. No matter how well or poorly a team is playing, you can always count on both rivals to step it up when the other comes to town. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is counting on the same thing to happen this weekend with the Sox in New York, and if the Yankees aren't taking the Sox seriously...

Clay Buchholz has a perfect inning: Three strikeouts on nine pitches

John Henry Responds to Yahoo! Sports Story, Also Calls Season 'Unacceptable'

Red Sox principal owner John Henry responded Wednesday to a Yahoo! Sports story that ran Tuesday reporting that Red Sox players had tried to get manager Bobby Valentine fired. The Yahoo! report detailed a reported meeting between ownership and players in July in New York in which players "blasted" Valentine to ownership. Here is the email response Henry sent to the media...

Recap: Clay is rocky early, dominant late to lead Sox to a 6-3 win.

The Sox rotation may be nothing but a group of disappointment but there's one pitcher who's been coming on real strong as the season continues: Clay Buchholz. Buchholz goes eight innings, allowing just three runs & struck out seven in a 6-3 win over Baltimore. Things didn't look so good in the beginning. Buchholz started the game giving up back to back singles...

Red Sox's woes run deeper than Bobby V

Of course Bobby Valentine should be fired. Some rival executives say the Red Sox should have fired him as manager two weeks ago, when they had a better chance of salvaging their season. For all of the Sox's recent complaints about media leaks, Valentine has been his own worst enemy, failing to keep his mouth shut, inflaming his players, losing their respect. While the players...

The Red Sox Mutiny

The 2012 Red Sox season is playing out exactly like an episode of ‘Survivor’–folks dropping like flies, in-team hostility and last but not least mutiny. There will be someone getting voted out, unfortunately for manager Bobby Valentine it’s starting to look more and more like the tribe has spoken. Yahoo! Sports was first notified by news of a team staged...

Have the Red Sox' Struggles This Year Been More Surprising Than the Orioles' Success?

Most Red Sox fans viewed the final month of the 2011 season as a catastrophe, as the Sox let a nine-game lead in the wild card slip and ended up missing the playoffs for the second straight year. One of the worst part of Boston's collapse was that the Sox weren't even losing to good teams. Over the last week and a half of the season, the Red Sox lost five of seven games against...

Crunchtime with Macattack Sunday 10AM ET: Red Sox Woes, Patriots Chatter & More!

Follow Mike Macchi on Twitter Crunchtime with Macattack is back at it on Sunday morning at 10AM ET on CLNSRadio with the creator of Los That Sports Blog, Anthony Ramsey. The big topic this weekend comes in the world of baseball and involves Boston Red Sox. There is plenty to discuss with the team, and [...]

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Yankees series

First Pitch: Friday 7:05, Saturday 4:05, Sunday 8:00 Arms: Friday: Franklin Morales, LHP (3-3, 3.29 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes, RHP (11-10, 4.44 ERA)  Saturday: Jon Lester, LHP (6-10, 5.20 ERA) vs. David Phelps, RHP (3-3, 2.53 ERA) Sunday: Josh Beckett, RHP (5-10, 5.19 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (11-8, 3.06 ERA)                             Yard: Yankee Stadium   ...
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