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07/15/2012 - 5:26pm
Middlebrooks, Sox power past Rays

Optimists in Boston have been preaching patience as the Red Sox start to return injured players to the lineup. On Sunday, two of those recently returned players -- Will Middlebrooks and Jacoby Ellsbury -- combined to go 6-for-9 and lead the Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Rays in the final game of a three-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Middlebrooks, in his third game back from a hamstring strain that cost him a week, was 3-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs. Ellsbury, who injured his shoulder on April 13 and was out until this series, went 3-for-5 with a double.

Daniel Nava hit a home run off Rays starter James Shields (8-6) to lead off the fifth inning and put the Red Sox ahead for good at 4-3. Later in the inning, Middlebrooks ripped a two-run single up the middle with the bases loaded and one out for some insurance.

Cody Ross hit a sacrifice fly to score Ellsbury in the sixth inning for the game's final run.

The Red Sox...

07/15/2012 - 1:55pm
Atchison to DL, Sox recall Tazawa
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox placed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list with a with right forearm tightness and recalled pitcher Junichi Tazawa from Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday. 

The Atchison move is retroactive to to Saturday. The 36-year-old leads all Sox relievers with a 1.76 earned run average. 

The recall marks Tazawa's second stint in the majors this season. He did not allow a run over five relief appearances (6 1/3 innings) in April. 

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.


07/15/2012 - 12:44pm
Valentine: Youk never got past critique
By: DJ Bean

Bobby Valentine said prior to Sunday's game that his relationship with Kevin Youkilis never recovered from a comment he made about the veteran third baseman early in the season. 

Valentine told WHDH-TV's Joe Amorosino in April that he he didn't think Youkilis was "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason." The comment got lots of attention, especially when Dustin Pedroia said criticizing players wasn't how the Red Sox handled their business. Valentine said Sunday that Youkilis, who was traded to the White Sox last month, never got past it. 

“I think that the comment I made early, he made a big issue out of," Valentine said. "And I don't think he ever wanted to get over it."

Asked what their relationship was like following the comment, Valentine said, "It was whatever he wanted it to be." 

"Like I said," Valentine added,...

07/15/2012 - 11:27am
Lineup: Gonzalez back in for Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After missing the first two game of the series with a sore lower back, Adrian Gonzalez is back in the Red Sox' lineup for the series finale against the Rays. Back in the lineup at second base is Pedro Ciriaco, while Daniel Nava gets another start in left field (hitting second). Josh Beckett gets the start for the Sox.

The following is the Red Sox lineup against Tampa Bay starter James Shields:

Ellsbury CF

Nava LF

Ortiz DH

Gonzalez 1B

Ross RF

Saltalamacchia C

Middlebrooks 3B

Aviles SS

Ciriaco 2B

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


07/15/2012 - 8:13am
Report: Welker not expecting new deal

According to a report from ESPNBoston.com, it is unlikely that Wes Welker and the Patriots will agree on a contract extension by Monday, the deadline for franchise-tagged players.

A source close to the wide receiver told ESPNBoston.com that as Saturday night there wasn't active dialogue between the two sides regarding a deal. Welker, who signed a $9.5 million tender on May 15, wouldn't be able to sign a contract extension until after the 2012 season if a deal isn't agreed to by Monday at 4 p.m. The Patriots also have the option to again use the franchise tender on Welker after the 2012 season, though it would then be for $11.4 million.

The 31-year-old Welker led the NFL with 122 catches in 2011, and his 554 receptions since 2007 are 80 more than any other player in the league. 

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