The Red Sox pounded out 20 hits and four home runs on the way to a 17-8 drubbing of the Angels, Monday night at Fenway Park. Leading the offensive charge for the Sox were Mike Lowell (4-for-4, 3 doubles), J.D. Drew (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs), and Kevin Youkilis, Bill Hall, Adrian Beltre, and Dustin Pedroia, who each had a home run. Each member the Red Sox' starting lineup had at least one hit, with seven notching multi-hit games. Clay Buchholz got the win for the Sox, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. The hosts' biggest inning came in the sixth when they came away with seven runs, six of them charged to Angels' reliever Matt Palmer. For more see Closing Time at The Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Milan Lucic's goal with 2:57 left in regulation was the difference as the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in Game 2 Monday night at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Bruins took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 on goals by Johnny Boychuk and Miroslav Satan in the first and second periods, respectively. But each time, Philadelphia answered with goals in the closing minute of a period. With 2:54 left in the first, Mike Richards scored to make it 1-1 after 20 minutes. Late in the second, Daniel Briere came out of the penalty box and beat Tuukka Rask with a wrister with just 24.8 seconds left to tie the game at the second intermission.
Game 3 is Wednesday night at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.
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CLEVELAND -- Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau has interviewed for several head coaching jobs in the past and there have been reports that he is in considersation for several head coaching vacancies with the Clippers, Sixers, Nets and Hornets. Doc Rivers endoresed him before Game 2. "Tom Thibodeau in my opinion should be a head coach now, and should have been one," Rivers said. "Hopefully he gets a shot."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona first heard whispers of a diagnosis of cancer for Dave Roberts last week. Though he has not yet been in direct contact with his former outfielder, Francona did sound a note of optimism about the 37-year-old's prospects in his recovery from Hodgkins lymphoma.
"I expect Davey can outrun anything," said Francona. "He’s got a lot of people here pulling for him. I think he probably feels that everywhere. Everywhere he’s been, I would think he’s got people pulling for him."
Prior to Monday's game against the Angels, Red Sox manager Terry Francona discussed his team's struggles and the difficulty of handling his team's 11-14 start out of the gate. The manager suggested that it is natural for players to press, especially given that a slow start tends to magnify attention on a team's poor performance. "I think it magnifies things. You know what though, I don’t know that I’ve ever been here and felt like losing wasn’t the end of the world," said Francona. "That’s difficult when it’s your job, but also, that’s part of what makes this place special. You show up here, and every game means something. And it means something to us too. And I don’t want that to go away. We have a lot of responsibility here. We have great fans. There’s a lot of attention from the media. Maybe losing’s easier when there’s two media members here, or no fans. That’s not what we...
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Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
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For the first time in 2013, WEEI.com's Alex Speier was responsible for compiling Baseball America's list of the Red Sox' top 10 prospects. He discusses his list with the man who'd been in charge of compiling it for most of the prior two decades, Jim Callis of MLB.com. They discuss prospects Xander Bogaerts, Henry Owens, Jackie Bradley Jr., Allen Webster, Garin Cecchini, Mookie Betts, Matt Barnes, Trey Ball, Anthony Ranaudo and others.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Stephen A. Smith joined the show and discussed the Celtics trade rumors. He added that as a New Yorker he is jealous of the success of the sports teams in Boston.
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Kirk and Dino opened the show previewing the Pats and the Ravens. Dino likes the Ravens, Kirk thinks the Pats will play well in Baltimore.
Reiss checks in with Mut and Merloni to breakdown the Patriots injury situation heading into Sunday's action. He updates the status of left tackle Nate Solder and wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins.
King calls in to Mut and Merloni for his weekly chat before the Patriots-Ravens matchup this Sunday. Peter explains what the Patriots should expect heading into Baltimore.
Jackie joins Mut and Merloni to discuss all the trade reports surrounding the Boston Celtics. Jackie looks at the chances that the Celtics move Rajon Rondo and whether they will complete a deal for Rockets’ center Omer Asik.
We talk football with ESPN's Mark Schlereth and get his take on the Patriots, as well the as the rest of the AFC heading into week 16 of the NFL season.
We listen in as Brooks Orpik speaks to the media for the first time since the Shawn Thornton incident over a week ago.
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Doug joins the show to discuss the upcoming Patriots-Ravens game and offers his insights into the game, and how important healthy players are for this coming Sunday.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
For the first time in 2013, WEEI.com's Alex Speier was responsible for compiling Baseball America's list of the Red Sox' top 10 prospects. He discusses his list with the man who'd been in charge of compiling it for most of the prior two decades, Jim Callis of MLB.com.More from this show
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