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Lester named Red Sox starter for season opener

Boston pitcher Jon Lester will start Opening Day for the Red Sox, April 5 in Detroit. New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine made the announcement Monday. Lester, 28, also started Boston's first game of the 2011 season in Texas. He will be the first left-hander to start on Opening Day in back-to-back years for the Red Sox since Mel Parnell started three straight openers from 1952...

Who will be the Red Sox 5th starter?

Since Daniel Bard appears to be the clear cut number 4 starter there remains 4 or 5 legitimate candidates for the 5th starter spot. While the Sox are still actively looking for another guy to stick in the back end of their rotation let's break down the guys currently on the roster that are battling it out.Felix DoubrontThe 24 year old is out of options and almost out of time...

Miguel Cabrera hit in face by grounder

Miguel Cabrera left Monday's game with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Philadelphia's Hunter Pence hit him near the right eye. Cabrera was wearing sunglasses and it's uncertain whether the wicked one-hopper hit the right lens or just under it. The Tigers' All-Star wiped blood off with his hand and held a towel to his face as he walked off the field. Cabrera...

Lester to Start Opening Day, Beckett Home Opener

Bobby Valentine announced who would be the Opening Day starter today and it is Jon Lester. Josh Beckett will get the ball on the Home Opener at Fenway. Lester was the Opening Day starter last year and even though Beckett had the best year of all the starting pitchers, Lester didn't pitch himself out of the spot. All in all, that seems like the fair and good choice. It looks...

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 2

Daniel Bard allowed three runs, three hits and three walks in five innings Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2. Being converted from a reliever to a starter this year, Bard allowed a two-run double in the second to Travis Snider. Bard, who struck out two, said he felt better in the fourth and fifth innings than he did in the first three. He retired...

Video: Jon Lester Reacts To Being Named 2012 Opening Day Starter

Earlier on Monday, Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine named Jon Lester as his starter for the opener against the Detroit Tigers on April 5th. It's the second straight year that Lester has started on Opening Day. Valentine also announced that Josh Beckett will follow in the next game and barring a rainout, Beckett is in line to start the home opener on April 13th against...

Valentine throws some well placed jabs postgame

By: Gordon Edes/ESPN BostonFORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bobby Valentine didn’t need an admonition from a judge to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth after Monday’s 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Red Sox manager spared no one, including himself, in a postgame analysis in which he skewered relief pitcher Mark Melancon with sarcasm, offered no protection...

Pirates 6, Red Sox 5

Nate McLouth hit his first home run of spring training, a two-run drive in the seventh inning Wednesday that helped the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5. Jon Lester, in his first outing since Boston said he will start on opening day, allowed four runs and eight hits in three innings. He has a 5.73 in three starts. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his first home run of the...

Boston Athlete Bling

If you’ve gone to any sporting event in the Boston area, then you may have noticed the accessories the athletes wear. You have likely seen many a Boston Celtic walking into the arena before a big game wearing a cross necklace, and some of the players from the Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox wear them during games. The athletes that wear necklaces during games aren’t trying to show...

Debating Joey Bats vs. Cabrera For #1 Overall

Should Jose Bautista be your no. 1 draft pick? Jose Bautista has the skills to go first overall in fantasy drafts; call me a homer if you want (you would be right). You might ask me if I have ever heard of Miguel Cabrera or Matt Kemp and the answer would be I have, but… Bautista MIGHT be better (a BIG might). In Yahoo! leagues, Bautista is ranked 5th - Cabrera (1), Kemp (2...

Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester, Sox Travel to Bradenton to Square Off With Pirates

11:30 a.m.: Jon Lester is back on the mound for the Red Sox on Wednesday, as they head up the west coast of Florida to Bradenton to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The recently announced Opening Day starter for Bobby Valentine's team, the big left-hander will be making his third Grapefruit League appearance of the spring. Lester gave up a pair of runs on five hits in four innings...

Francona calling Sox Yankees tonight on ESPN

By:Gordon EdesFORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where a production crew from ESPN spent the day before preparing the ballpark -- hanging up mikes on the screen, checking out camera placements, etc. -- for Thursday night's telecast of the Red Sox game against the Yankees.You may have noticed, ESPN tends to take an interest when the Sox and Yankees play. The WWL has...
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