Daniel Nava grand as Sox come back against Royals

The Red Sox fell behind early, but erased a 4-0 deficit with an eight-run attack highlighted by a three-run shot from Xander Bogaerts and a Daniel Nava grand slam. While the Red Sox enjoyed some nice performances at the plate, you may have gathered that this was not exactly a banner night for Joe Kelly. That's entirely the fault of a train wreck second inning. After retiring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Red Sox Dumped One Carp, Looking At Another

Carp-To-Carp WalletingAccording to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (the boring broadsheet now owned by John Henry), the Red Sox may be in the hunt for Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda. The righthander will be available on the international market in November, and Boston (in need of two starters) will likely put up the $25 million posting fee. They will also explore trades with...
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Royal Spoilers

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With a series victory within their grasp, the Red Sox took the field behind starter Joe Kelly on Sunday afternoon. After breezing through an easy first inning of work, Boston’s 27 year old starter ran into some trouble in the second and gave Kansas City an early four run advantage. Kelly allowed back-to-back singles to lead off the second inning,...
Via Fire Brand AL
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Bogie And Nava Propel Red Sox Past KC, 8-4

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Daniel Nava hit a go-ahead grand slam and Xander Bogaerts added four more RBIs (including a three-run HR) to pace the Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the fading Royals. Boston took three-of-four from Kansas City—at a point when they desperately needed wins to keep alive in the post-season sweepstakes. Joe Kelly weather one bad inning to go six pretty slid innings...
Via FenwayNation
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Sox Play Spoiler and Take 3 Out of 4 From the Royals

The Red Sox had taken 2 out of 3 against the Royals and hoped to make it 3 out of 4 to win the series.  The Sox aren’t going to be playing baseball in October, but that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler to those who hope to get into some post season action.  Joe Kelly had one bad inning and was looking down the line of a loss until the Sox bats got him back in front by...
Via Fenway West
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Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly Works Around One Shaky Inning To Pick Up Win

The Boston Red Sox sure didn’t look like a team with nothing to play for this weekend in Kansas City. The Red Sox came from behind Sunday to best the Royals 8-4 and take three of four at Kauffman Stadium. Take a spin through some of our news and notes from the game below. – Though his stat line might indicate otherwise, Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings en route to picking...
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Red Sox-Royals Live: Joe Kelly Toes Rubber For Finale In Kansas City

The Boston Red Sox will look to wrap up their four-game swing through Kansas City on a positive note Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox took the first two games of the series, but any aspirations of a sweep were dashed Saturday, when the Royals smacked around Sox pitching for seven runs on 12 hits in a 7-1 rout. Rubby De La Rosa lasted just four innings in that game — a performance...
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The Tortoise and the Hare: NL Central Edition

You might be familiar with one of Aesop’s Fables, entitled “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Either way, let’s take a journey, if you will, back to a magical time that Milwaukee Brewers fans called “June.” At the end of that mysterious, wonderful month, the Brewers held a 6.5 game lead in the National League Central, after taking three of four in a midseason series with the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Another step closer to 2015

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Of all the days to record your first clunker in the Major Leagues, Anthony Ranaudo picked his 25th birthday. After allowing at least 4 runs in 5 innings in his previous 5 starts, the right-hander lasted just 3.1 innings before being lifted from Tuesday’s game. After walking the first batter of the game, Ranaudo served up a two-run home run to Alejandro...
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Tuesday Links: Costly errors punish Sox in series opener

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox played their first of three games against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Monday. Coming off his first win in a Red Sox uniform in his previous start, Joe Kelly toed the rubber for Boston in the series opener. After tossing a clean top of the first, Kelly allowed 3 straight singles to lead off the second inning, as Baltimore took...
Via Fire Brand AL
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Memorabilia Still Up For Auction On Cardinals’ Site (Photo)

If the reception upon his return to St. Louis was any indication, Cardinals fans still have a soft spot for Joe Kelly. That’s what the team is banking on. Two items of game-used memorabilia from the pitcher, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox in a deadline deal that also involved John Lackey and Allen Craig, went up for auction Tuesday on the Cardinals’ official website....
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Kelly Gets First Sox Win Behind Power of Sox Youth

Joe Kelly had been traded to the Sox a month ago and he was still looking for his first win in a Sox uniform. Some of it was due to poor pitching and some of it was due to just dumb luck. Kelly would take the mound against the Yankees and finally be able to put a Sox win in his record books mainly due to the offensive strength of the Sox youngins Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts Make History Vs. Yankees

This week’s three-game series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees is far more important for the Bronx Bombers. You’d never know it based on Tuesday’s result. The Red Sox rolled to a 9-4 win over the Yankees in the series opener at Yankee Stadium. Boston produced 12 hits on a night that was encouraging as it pertains to the future of the organization. Joe Kelly finally...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Overcomes Brief Hiccup To Earn First Win In Red Sox Uniform

Joe Kelly’s first five starts with the Boston Red Sox featured everything but a win. He finally tossed that feat into his back pocket in start No. 6. Kelly, who was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, lasted into the seventh inning Tuesday while guiding the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Tickets Down 53% For Series Vs Red Sox

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have one of the most storied rivalries in sports. But this season the two teams are likely to miss the postseason. That hasn’t stopped both teams from rating near the top of the league when it comes to secondary market ticket prices. Both have averaged well over $100 on the secondary market for the season, but this weekend is the last series...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Out Of Red Sox Lineup For Third Straight Game

The Boston Red Sox will kick off their three-game series with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, as they wrap up their 10-game road trip. The Red Sox will once again be without Dustin Pedroia, who was elbowed in the head during Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The second baseman, who sat out the past two games, suffered concussion-like symptoms after taking the hit...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees Pitching Matchups: 9/2-9/4

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Tuesday, September 2 @ 7:05 PM Joe Kelly, RHP (0-1, 3.86) vs Shane Greene, RHP (4-1, 3.09) TV: NESN, MLB Network, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Wednesday, September 3 @ 7:05 PM Brandon Workman, RHP (1-8, 4.93) or Anthony Ranaudo, RHP (3-0, 4.50) vs Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (9-8, 3.88) TV: NESN, ESPN, WatchESPN, MLB...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (9/2/14)

#454266358 / Shane Greene (4-1, 3.09 ERA) is coming off a two run victory against Detroit. He has been a strong addition to a Yankees rotation that has been decimated by injuries. Joe Kelly (0-1, 3.86 ERA) is scheduled to start for Boston. Kelly had some slight inflammation in his shoulder his last time out against Toronto, he was pulled from the game as a precautionary...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 23 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re running with Jordan Schafer, moving on from Joe Kelly, and settling in with Travis d’Arnaud. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few of the most interesting players for fantasy owners...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox need to add an anchor to the rotation

Chris O'Meara/Associated PressConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe 2014 Red Sox have a lot of problems. I mean, A LOT of problems. But of all of these problems, perhaps the most obvious is pitching, specifically the starting rotation. The only remaining starter from the start of the year is Clay Buchholz. Every other starter has been traded elsewhere. And...
Via RedSoxLife
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Can’t Complete Sweep Against Jays

The Red Sox had a chance to complete a 3 game sweep against the Blue Jays and even had a lead for most of the game, but the Jays once again proved to be the Achilles heel for Junichi Tazawa as he gave up the lead.  Joe Kelly started for the Red Sox and still hasn’t been able to get himself a win in a Sox uniform. The Jays jumped out to an early lead when Jose Bautista hit a solo...
Via Fenway West
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly Handled Carefully After Recent Shoulder Scare

One major bump in the road Wednesday threw the Boston Red Sox off their winning path. The Red Sox, who were eyeing a three-game sweep at Rogers Centre, suffered a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays after Toronto scored four runs in the seventh inning. Boston now has lost nine of its last 11 overall. The Red Sox are off Thursday. They’ll then close out August and open September against the...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa’s Rough Outing Among Trends Continued In Red Sox’s Loss

The list of certainties in life keeps evolving. Marcus Stroman shutting down the Boston Red Sox, Junichi Tazawa flopping against the Toronto Blue Jays and Joe Kelly walking away as a hard-luck loser represent three key additions to a list previously comprised of only death and taxes. The Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep Wednesday with a 5-2 win over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Ready To Go For Next Start After Early Exit Vs. Mariners (Video)

After experiencing a tweak in his right shoulder, starting pitcher Joe Kelly exited Friday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners early, but he told NESN’s Tom Caron he’ll be ready to rock for his next start. Kelly tossed five shutout innings while allowing just one hit against the Seattle Mariners before exiting the game after feeling something weird on a curveball, but...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Undergoing Concussion Tests; Joe Kelly Feels Fine

BOSTON — Two Red Sox players exited Friday night’s game with injuries, one of which might be more serious than the other. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly tweaked his right shoulder during the fifth inning, putting an early end to what had been a stellar outing. Manager John Farrell said after the game, though, that Kelly was pulled for precautionary reasons, and he added Saturday...
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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