For the first time this season, Clay Buchholz allowed less than five runs, giving up four over 6 1/3 innings while leading the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Indians Friday night at Fenway Park.
The win snaps a six-game home losing streak for the Red Sox, who improve to 13-19.
Buchholz finished by throwing 111 pitches, giving up eight hits and three walks while not striking out a batter for just the second time in his career. The only other game he hadn't had at least one punch-out came in a 2 1/3-inning stint on Aug. 20, 2008.
Buchholz, who picked up his fourth win of the season while dropping his ERA to 8.31, was followed by five relievers. The combination of Rich Hill, Andrew Miller, Franklin Morales, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves went the the last 2 2/3 innings. Aceves picked up the save despite giving up a run in the ninth, and putting the tying run scoring position before Johnny Damon ended the game with a fly ball to center field...
Red Sox DH David Ortiz left Friday's game in the bottom of the seventh inning due to soreness in his left heel. Ortiz, who was 1-for-3 with a walk, was replaced by pinch-hitter Darnell McDonald. He has played in all 32 Red Sox games to date this year.
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The Red Sox have acquired veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations, according to multiple major league sources. Podsednik will give the Red Sox some left-handed hitting outfield depth in their system, as he will be assigned by the Sox to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The 36-year-old is hitting .203 with a .289 OBP, .216 slugging mark and .505 OPS this year in 22 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. A veteran of parts of 10 years in the big leagues, Podsednik is a career .279/.340/.381/.721 hitter with 301 career steals. He last played in the majors in 2010, when he hit .297/.342/.382/.724 with 35 steals in 134 games. But a foot injury ended his 2010 season prematurely, and another foot injury limited him to 34 minor league games in the Phillies and Blue Jays systems last season.
This year, while he hasn't been hitting, he has been able to play all three outfield positions. The Sox do not have a comparably...
The referees in Game 6 of the Celtics first round series with the Hawks had the correct interpretation of a foul call against Marquis Daniels late in the fourth quarter, but the NBA said the refs made a mistake by not calling the foul sooner. Had they done so, the Hawks would have been granted a free throw and possession of the ball. The Celtics led 81-79 with 3.1 seconds left at the time of the call. Daniels again fouled Horford on the next play and Horford made only one of his two shots. [Watch the video here]
Here's the explanation from the league:
"During the last two minutes of the fourth period or overtime, if a personal foul is assessed against the defensive team prior to the ball being released on a throw-in, it is considered an Away-From-The-Play Foul and the offensive team is awarded one free throw and possession of the ball. With 3.1 seconds remaining in the the Boston-Atlanta game...
The schedule for the Celtics conference semifinal series with the 76ers is now set. There are no back-to-backs and if there is Game 7, the teams will have two days off to prepare.
Game 1 - Sat Philadelphia at Boston 8 p.m.
Game 2 - Mon Philadelphia at Boston 7 p.m.
Game 3 - Wed Boston at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Game 4 - Fri Boston at Philadelphia TBD
Game 5 * Mon May 21 Philadelphia at Boston TBD
Game 6 * Wed May 23 Boston at Philadelphia TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 26 Philadelphia at Boston TBD
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder/utility man Brock Holt about his recovery from a concussion, coming back and making an impact right away against the Angels.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys end the show listening to Gary Tanguay channeling his 1980 DJ roots. Also, producer Ken Laird is forced to read 'Love on the Other Side of the Glass again'
Kirk rips Gary for being a bad father, although both could be headed for divorce
Minihane, Tanguay and Giradi get serious for about twenty minutes to discuss the Celtics chances of landing anybody in free agency.
Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase talk about John Farrell, the Front Office, and the Sox Roster.
WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean joins Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase to talk about the Bruins signing David Backes to a 5 year deal, and Torey Krug to a 4 year deal, and NHL Free Agency as a whole.
Conservative Curt and Liberal John go toe-to-toe about guns and politics.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive on a freestyle Friday!
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We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable go over the state of the Red Sox minor league, with help from the voice of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Mike Antonellis.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
Ben, Russ and Alex start the show by discussing the breaking news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to Manchester United. They also continue to cover the EURO's and Iceland's improbable run through the tourney. And of course, inevitably, they address Lionel Messi's announcement that he is retiring from Argentina.
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