Found July 18, 2012 on
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Alejandro De Aza
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
BOSTON -- The "Yooook" you heard Tuesday night at Fenway Park was for returning hero Kevin Youkilis. The "boooo" you heard was for Red Sox lefty Jon Lester. Youkilis, again treated royally by the Boston fans he left when he was traded to Chicago last month, hammered a three-run homer off old pal Lester in the fourth inning, leading the White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Red Sox. "He's showin' off now," White Sox manager Robin Ventura quipped after Youkilis' eighth homer of the season, his fourth in 18 games with his new Sox on, helped Chicago move 3 1/2 games ahead in the American League Central. Turning more serious, Ventura said, "He's rising to the occasion for us and being in big spots ... I think there's some of it when you get traded; there's something to prove. ... "Being so close (to the June 24 trade) and coming back here, not that he says anything, but it's nice to him to get in those situations and...
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Kevin Youkilis returns to Fenway Park on Monday night and there's little doubt that Red Sox fans will be giving the former corner infielder the "Friendly Fenway" treatment. Youkilis was a fan favorite and popular among his teammates and the city of Boston. After all, he climbed through the Red Sox minor league system to become the player he is today. He walked off the...
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox warmly welcomed back an old friend, then sent him to the visitors' clubhouse in disappointment. While Kevin Youkilis clearly remains a fan favorite at Fenway Park, the cheers he received as a member of the White Sox seemed almost quiet to the roar after Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie as the Red...
It was almost perfect for Boston Red Sox fans: They cheered Kevin Youkilis early in the game and enjoyed a late-inning rally by their team. A limping David Ortiz just put a bit of a damper on the nice night.
Adrian Gonzalez spoiled Youkilis' return to Fenway Park, hitting a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning of a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
A four-run eighth inning was the difference Monday night in a 5-1 Boston Red Sox victory over the Chicago White Sox. Kevin Youkilis received a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful after making his first appearance to Boston since being traded earlier this month. Youkilis hit a first inning single off Boston starter Aaron Cook who pitched seven strong innings without allowing...
Carl Crawford has only played in two games this year, but he's already making his impact felt. The lefty continued his hot start to 2012 on Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and looking pretty great jetting around the basepaths. The only thing that might have made things better would have been a Red Sox victory. Kevin Youkilis put an end to that thinking, however...
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Have the Red Sox gone to every member of the organization, sought their input and tried to implement their ideas and suggestions in order to fix Lester?
Let’s hope so, because if any member of this rotation...
In a night that had Kevin Youkilis' return to Boston & the season debut of Carl Crawford, the biggest return was Adrian Gonzalez's power.
Gonzo took a high fastball from Leyson Septimo into the monster seats for a three run home run that helped give the Red Sox a 5-1 victory.
It did "spoil" Youkilis' return as he recieved a standing ovation in the...
The Cleveland Indians are reminiscent of folks doing one of those line dances at a country bar.
One step forward, two back, two sideways and another forward to end up at the exact same spot.
Then start all over again.
Following Tuesday nights loss to Tampa Bay another loss when a key hit could have meant a win they Indians are now 46-44 and four games behind the Chicago White...
Jon Lester was once again off the mark on Tuesday, lasting only four inning against the White Sox and allowing six runs. The 2012 season has been one to forget for Lester, and the Red Sox ace is certainly feeling the frustration. Physically, Lester says he has no issues, but the bad starts continue to pile up. The three-run home run Lester allowed to Kevin Youkilis only added insult...
It had an almost poetic feel to it. On a night when Carl Crawford finally made his 2012 debut, Kevin Youkilis also made his return to Fenway Park for the first time since being traded to the Chicago White Sox. Youk, greeted warmly by the Fenway Faithful, went 3-for-4 and scored the lone Chicago run in a 5-1 Red Sox victory. Meanwhile, Crawford (pictured) went 1-for-3 with a walk...
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. Another Jon Lester start, and another Red Sox loss in the books. Boston's No. 1 starter heading into the 2012 season has been anything but an ace so far, and Tuesday night proved no...
The enthusiasm generated by the nearly simultaneous returns of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford was stopped dead in its tracks on Tuesday night in Fenway Park with what can be summed up in six words - what is wrong with Jon Lester?Lester (pictured) had another subpar outing lasting just 4 innings. He was charged with 6 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in the Red Sox 7-5 loss to the...
He was supposed to be an ace, the stopper, one of the best lefties in the game. Instead he’s been mediocre, and that may even be giving him too much slack.
Jon Lester is the 90th overall ranked starting pitcher in ESPN standard leagues. He’s got an ERA in the mid 4′s and a WHIP that doesn’t inspire confidence in anyone except the opposing team. He also owns one of the worst...
After beating the Youks 5-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to take another win tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox at historic Fenway Park.
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 White Sox television market, you can watch the game on WCIU. If you can&...
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