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08/09/2012 - 9:57am
Lucchino: Valentine 'has done a good job'

Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show on Thursday. The Sox, with a 10-9 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday, start a 10-game road trip on Thursday in Cleveland with a 55-57 record on the season, 10 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and 5.5 games out of the wild card. Lucchino was asked if there is a single factor that stands out when accessing the struggles of the Sox this season.

"There is no single source, there’s no single person," Lucchino said. "It’s a combination of factors. Ben (Cherington) has been saying that for while. Certainly, the stability and effectiveness of the starting pitching has been a place to start. ... I don’t mean to point fingers at anybody in particular because as I said earlier, there are a lot of factors that have contributed, there are probably transitional pains too from an organization that we had to an organization with new...

08/09/2012 - 7:59am
Mashup: NBC defends Olympic coverage

Dick Ebersol is NBC Sports' former chairman and is currently acting as a senior adviser for the network's Olympics coverage. He talked to Joe Posnanski about the criticism that everyone and their dog is giving the network for its coverage from London thus far. 

“That’s just nonsense,” he says. “The Olympics are the biggest family television there is. The Olympics are some of the last events where a whole family can gather around a television set and spend the night together.

“People talk about how we should treat this like sports? You know, we’re getting an 18 rating some nights. Do you know what rating we would get if this was not under the banner of the Olympics? We’d be lucky to get a 1 rating for some of these sports. … This is our business model. The newspaper people have their own business model. We’re in the television business. We’re here to make great television.

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08/09/2012 - 12:42am
Beckett: 'I felt strong out there'

Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, on a day when he was shelled for eight runs on eight hits (including three homers) in five-plus innings, said that health issues were not at the heart of his poor outing. Instead, after receiving a no-decision in his first start since July 31 (a game in which he was chased in the third inning due to back spams), the right-hander suggested that he simply proved unable to execute pitches, in particular citing the fact that he kept leaving pitches up in the strike zone that were blasted all over Fenway Park.

"Back felt good. I just didn’t need pitches down the middle of the plate. Everything was up. Even when I was on the corners, it was still up," rued Beckett. "I felt strong out there. Health-wise, there were no problems."

Asked about the boos he received while walking off the field, Beckett had little to say.

"I can't control that," he said.

Beckett is now 5...

08/08/2012 - 5:07pm
Rangers get better of Red Sox, Beckett

Adrian Beltre's sacrifice fly with nobody out in the ninth inning gave the Rangers the lead for good, allowing Texas to fend off an afternoon of comebacks by the Red Sox to claim a 10-9 decision over the Sox Wednesday at Fenway Park. 

Although Clayton Mortensen took the loss, it was starter Josh Beckett who was responsible for most of the damage by the Rangers. Beckett allowed eight runs on eight hits over five-plus innings, giving up three in the first inning, three more in the fifth and two in the sixth before being replaced by Mortensen.

Despite heading into the seventh inning trailing by four, the Red Sox did fight back to tie it thanks in large part to Will Middlebrooks' 14th homer of the season. The three-run blast in the seventh was the 10th time the rookie has homered with men on base.

The Red Sox had originally fought back from a 3-0 deficit after Rangers' first inning, using a Cody Ross homer in the third inning to knot the...

08/08/2012 - 11:29am
Mortensen recalled, Padilla to DL

Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla (bicep strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. Padilla is 4-1 with a 4.62 ERA in 41 games with the Sox this season. He last appeared on August 5, allowing three earned runs without recording an out against the Twins. 

To replace Padilla on the roster, the Sox recalled Clayton Mortensen. The 27-year-old reliever was optioned to Pawtucket on August 1 when Craig Breslow was acquired by the Sox in a trade with the Diamondbacks. Mortensen has a 1.17 ERA in 10 appearances with the Sox this season, holding opponents to a .117 batting average. 

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