Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee responded Tuesday to criticism from Curt Schilling, who claimed the governor's comments about the struggles of Schilling's video game company contributed to its demise.

Schilling claimed that an investor pulled out upon hearing Chafee say that the state was working to keep 38 Studios afloat.

Dustin Pedroia has gone through this before. The Red Sox have gone through this before. The player has played through pain, and his team has won.



Last Wednesday, in a 6-5 Red Sox win over the Orioles, Daniel Bard allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings before getting lifted with the bases empty after 90 pitches.



Dustin Pedroia said after the Red Sox' 6-3 win over the Tigers Tuesday night at Fenway Park that he has been diagnosed with having a slight tear in the adductor muscle in his right thumb. The second baseman explained the injury first occurred while hitting three weeks ago, and was aggravated during Monday's game.

The most recent diagnosis came after Dr. Donald Sheridan, whom performed surgery on Pedroia's hamate bone following the 2007 season, viewed an MRI of the thumb after the team and player sought a second opinion.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said after his team's 6-3 victory on Tuesday night that second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who sat out the game due to a right thumb injury, was hopeful that he could continue playing despite the injury. Valentine said that an MRI revealed "swelling and bleeding there. They definitely saw that. But the ligaments and tendons look good, from what I gather."

David Ortiz homered and doubled twice and Daniel Nava delivered a key two-out bases-loaded double off Justin Verlander as the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 6-3, Tuesday night at Fenway Park to move above .500 for the first time this season. Including Opening Day, the Red Sox had five previous chances to break through and get above .500 before finally succeeding on their sixth try Tuesday. 

According to a major league source, the Red Sox kept in touch with Roy Oswalt's representatives since the start of the season, but never made an offer to the free agent pitcher over that time span. The Sox had made an offer to the righty prior to the season.

It has been reported by multiple outlets Tuesday that Oswalt has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal that will pay the 34-year-old a guaranteed $5 million, along with the potential to earn another $1 million in incentives.

According to a team source, Red Sox prospect Jose Iglesias is battling lower back stiffness, causing the shortstop to miss his fifth straight game for Triple-A Pawtucket, Tuesday night. It was thought that Iglesias might be a logical call-up for the Sox if Dustin Pedroia's thumb injury was to force the second baseman on the 15-day disabled list.

Iglesias, who is hitting .269 for the PawSox, had totaled four hits in his last 22 at-bats. He is, however, hitting .341 with a 790 OPS in May, after finishing April hitting just .200.

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford, who remains sidelined by an elbow strain he suffered in extended spring training, said that he has begun taking soft toss in his progression back from his injury, but until he begins throwing, his status will remain uncertain.

Manager Bobby Valentine and second baseman Dustin Pedroia both said that there is no update or formal diagnosis yet regarding the right thumb of the Red Sox second baseman, as the MRI Pedroia underwent this afternoon is still being scrutinized.