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08/16/2014 - 9:25pm
Ortiz launches 400th homer of Red Sox career

David Ortiz jumped on an 0-2 hanging changeup from Astros starter Brad Peacock in the bottom of the third inning of Saturday’s game, sending a cloud-scraper just over the wall in straightaway center field for the 27th homer of the 2014 season and the 400th of his Red Sox career. Ortiz is the third player ever to reach that landmark with the Sox, joining Ted Williams (521) and Carl Yastrzemski (452).

Here is the milestone blast.

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Evidently unsatisfied with reaching 400 homers with the Sox, Ortiz launched his 401st homer in the bottom of the fifth against Peacock, fouling off a pair of 2-2 fastballs away...

08/16/2014 - 7:05pm
Craig set to join PawSox Monday

It’s been over two weeks since Allen Craig made his Red Sox debut. But at this point, it’s easy to forget just how long he’s been in Boston.

That’s about to change very soon.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday the outfielder will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, and both sides eyeing a three-day trip with the minor league club before making his return.

“We’ve mapped out probably three days, but to say that all of those are going to be needed is to be determined,” Farrell said. “He’s in agreement that there needs to be some at-bats had. Whether that’s four, whether that’s eight, we’ll cross that as we get through it.”

Craig, who the Red...

08/16/2014 - 5:26pm
Lineup: Foot doesn't keep Pedroia out

Dustin Pedroia is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday night for the third game of their four-game series against the Astros despite leaving Friday’s game early after fouling a ball off his right foot in the third inning.

The second baseman left in the bottom of the eighth after running out a ground ball. Manager John Farrell said after the game that they would decide whether or not to play him Saturday.

Brock Holt will man third base, giving Will Middlebrooks the day off. Daniel Nava...

08/16/2014 - 1:07am
Revis 'ready at all times' in successful debut

FOXBORO — It wasn’t much of a test for a preseason debut.

Darrelle Revis suited up like he did against the Redskins the week before but this time he actually stepped on the field for game action. He might as well not have.

Whether it was his reputation as the game’s best shut-down corner or wanting simply to test other parts of their offense, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and quarterback Nick Foles didn’t challenge Revis all night long in a 42-35 Patriots’ win that evened New England’s preseason record at 1-1. With Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper out, Revis was matched up against Arrelious Benn. Revis played on Philadelphia’s first three series (the first series was one play and a turnover) and not a single pass was thrown to Benn.

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08/16/2014 - 12:07am
Pedroia leaves game after fouling ball off foot

After fouling a ball off his right foot in his second at-bat (third inning), Dustin Pedroia was forced to exit the Red Sox‘€™ Friday night game.

The second baseman left what resulted in the Sox’€™ 5-3 loss after running out a ground ball in the bottom of the eighth inning.

‘€œHe fouled a ball off the right foot. He came out, obviously, he’€™s sore,’€ said Red Sox manager John Farrell. ‘€œWe’€™ll check him in the morning to see, or when he reports tomorrow, to see if he’€™s available. He’€™s a little bit sore after [Saturday night].’€

After the game, Pedroia underwent a Fluoroscan that proved negative. In 2010, he underwent surgery after fouling a...

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