BALTIMORE -- If a play-in game is needed to determine whether the Red Sox or Rays will advance to the playoffs, the contest would be played on Thursday afternoon with a 4:07 p.m. starting time in Tampa Bay. The winner of the game, in turn, would play an early ALDS game on Friday afternoon against either the Rangers or Tigers (whichever team finishes with the better regular-season record) at 5:07 p.m.
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The Patriots released defensive lineman Landon Cohen on Tuesday. Cohen, 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, went to training camp with the Patriots this past summer but was released on Sept. 3 before being re-signed on Sept. 21. He played in a reserve role last Sunday at Buffalo. Cohen was originally signed by the Patriots on December 22, 2010 and played in two games with one start, finishing with four tackles. He is a veteran of three NFL seasons after spending time with the Detroit Lions (2008-09), Jacksonville Jaguars (2010) and Patriots (2010). Cohen entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick by Detroit in 2008 NFL of Ohio. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
BALTIMORE -- Though out of the Red Sox lineup, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said this afternoon that he is available to play tonight, one day after taking a foul ball off the collarbone in the Red Sox' 6-3 loss to the Orioles on Monday. Despite stiffness and soreness in his right collarbone, Saltalamacchia said that he was confident that he could have started on Tuesday, and that he will be available either to come into Tuesday night's game late or to start on Wednesday.
"I’m definitely available tonight. It’s gotten better. Went out and threw. It was stiff and sore, but I felt OK. I haven’t hit, but I’m definitely available," said Saltalamacchia, who is hitting .235 with a .288 OBP, .450 slugging mark and .737 OPS this year. "I came to the field today expecting to play. Just needed to throw and hit. Went out and threw. Everything went fine with the throwing. It’s just weak, stiff and sore. That’s...
With Jason Varitek (knee) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (collarbone) both out with injuries, the Red Sox will turn to rookie Ryan Lavarnway to catch starter Erik Bedard in their game against the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
Lavarnway has appeared in 15 games with the Sox, having caught a total of nine innings in six contests. Also of note is third baseman Jed Lowrie hitting cleanup, a position in the lineup he has never started the game at.
The following is the Red Sox lineup against Orioles starter Zach Britton:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie 3B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Ryan Lavarnway C
Darnell McDonald RF
Carl Crawford LF
Marco Scutaro SS
Erik Bedard P
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ESPN baseball analyst John Kruk joined Mut & Merloni Tuesday, saying he does not feel the Red Sox, who are currently tied with the Rays for the American League Wild Card lead, will make the playoffs.
"I don't see how they can win," Kruk said. "Their pitching, you'd have thought by now, this whole month, that one of their pitchers would have stepped up and pitched and given up one or two runs and beaten someone, 8-2, or something. It ain't happening. That's what scares me. They can't pitch at all."
One positive thought on the Red Sox Kruk did have was that he said Jacoby Ellsbury should win American League MVP over Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson. Ellsbury is hitting .323 with 31 homers, 103 RBI and 38 stolen bases.
"If the average was higher, I'd probably take Granderson because of what he's done, but Ellsbury, he's been it," he said. "He's been the...
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