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05/04/2013 - 6:48pm
Hamilton, Peverley in for B's in Game 2
By: DJ Bean

Dougie Hamilton and Rich Peverley are both in Boston’s lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Maple Leafs Saturday night at TD Garden. Hamilton beat out Aaron Johnson to play in place of the suspended Andrew Ference, while Peverley is in over Kaspars Daugavins.

The lines and defensive pairings in the pre-game warmup were as follows:

Lucic – Krejci – Horton Marchand – Bergeron – Seguin Peverley – Kelly – Jagr Paille – Campbell – Thornton

Chara-McQuaid Seidenberg-Boychuk Redden-Hamilton

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


05/04/2013 - 5:47pm
Sox lineup: Nava returns vs. Rangers

One day after sitting against Rangers southpaw Derek Holland, Red Sox switch-hitter Daniel Nava is back in the lineup on Saturday night against Texas right-hander Alexi Ogando. Nava has walked in his only career plate appearance against Ogando, while Jonny Gomes (who started in left on Friday, but will sit on Saturday) is 0-for-2 against him.

John Lackey will be on the mound for his third start of the year, working with Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate.

For complete histories of the two teams against the starting pitchers, click here. For comprehensive team coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.

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05/04/2013 - 3:28pm
Breslow throws perfect inning for PawSox

For the first time in his five rehab appearances, left-hander Craig Breslow logged a perfect inning on Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. Breslow, working his way back from shoulder tendinitis that forced his first career trip to the disabled list, got a first-pitch groundout, a two-pitch pop-up before finishing his outing with a swing-and-miss strikeout. He threw just nine pitches, six for strikes.

In four appearances with Pawtucket, Breslow has allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings while striking out four, walking three and permitting four hits. He also made a rehab appearance with Double-A Portland in which he permitted all four batters whom he faced to reach base.

The Sox suggested that their plan...

05/04/2013 - 3:13pm
Mannix: Rondo 'too valuable' for C's to trade

With the future of the Celtics now up in the air after the six-game first-round playoff loss to the Knicks, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, in an interview on WEEI’s Mustard & Johnson show, suggested that the team should proceed in precisely the fashion in which president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has operated for some time. Mannix noted that Ainge actively explored the possibility of dealing longtime mainstays Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett leading up to this season’s trade deadline, and suggested that the Celtics should again explore the market for the duo this offseason — while remaining comfortable with the notion of bringing them back if the team is unsatisfied with the return.

“I don’t think it would be [financially] difficult to trade Pierce if you wanted to. Boston was motivated to do it the last couple...

05/04/2013 - 12:47am
Pierce, KG 'no idea' on futures after Gm 6 loss

It was the obvious question to ask Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in the moments after their season came to an end with a Game 6 loss to the Knicks.

Will they be back for another season?

“I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest with you. I’m kind of digesting , obviously, the current, and Doc came to me, pulled Paul and I to the side and all three of us agreed to speak later — too emotional,” Garnett said. “Obviously, it was a big game, tough loss, especially at home. But more importantly in the future, it’s a different day for that conversation.”

Pierce is signed for next season but only $5 million of his $15 million for next season is guaranteed. He could be amnestied under the new NBA CBA if GM Danny Ainge wants to overhaul the roster.

“That’s a decision for the management,” Pierce said....

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