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04/18/2012 - 3:13pm
Lineup: Ross hitting cleanup vs. Holland

Cody Ross will be hitting cleanup for the Red Sox against Rangers' starter Derek Holland Wednesday night in the Sox' series finale against Texas.

Ross has started at cleanup 21 times in his career, including 12 in 2011. His career average in the spot is .242 with a .293 OBP and a .743 OPS along with four home runs. He has never faced Holland. For all the matchups, click here.

The Red Sox' lineup is as follows:

Mike Aviles SS

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Cody Ross RF

David Ortiz DH

Kevin Youkilis 3B

Kelly Shoppach C

Darnell McDonald LF 

Jason Repko CF

The Red Sox will send Josh Beckett to the mound against the Rangers.

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04/18/2012 - 3:08pm
Julien: Hunter claim 'Ludicrous, ridiculous'
By: DJ Bean

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Bruins coach Claude Julien responded Wednesday to Capitals coach Dale Hunter's accusation that the Boston players have been targeting the head of Nicklas Backstrom, who missed 40 games during the regular season with a concussion. 

"That doesn't make sense," Julien said after Wednesday's practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. "I don't know any coach that would tell his team to go after somebody's head. It speaks for itself."

Added Julien: "It's ludicrous. It's ridiculous. There's always going to be emotions in games, and there's things that are happening. Like I said [after Game 3], there was three cross-checks. They penalized one and they suspended one. We're not whining about the refs and we need to win the series and what's going on here. That's where are focus is on. That's what it should be." 

Backstrom was suspended for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals for cross-...

04/18/2012 - 2:53pm
Melancon demoted; Tazawa called up

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told The Big Show that reliever Mark Melancon has been demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Junichi Tazawa has been promoted to take Melancon's spot.

Melancon is coming off an appearance Tuesday night in which he allowed six runs on four hits, including three home runs while not recording an out. In his two innings this season, the reliever has allowed 11 runs on 10 hits over two innings over four appearances. 

The righty hasn't been in the minor leagues since 2010, when he appeared in 40 games for the Yankees' Triple-A team in Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

In four games with Pawtucket this season, Tazawa hasn't allowed a run over seven innings, giving up five hits while striking out nine and walking two.

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


04/18/2012 - 2:36pm
Francona decides to attend ceremony

According to ESPN, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has decided to attend the ceremony celebrating Fenway Park's 100th anniversary. Francona, who originally had said he wouldn't be at Friday's event due to lingering resentment from his departure following the 2011 season, told ESPN he owes it to the fans to show up.

Francona had been quoted in the Boston Globe as saying, "I'm sure they'll have a great event and I was part of a lot of that stuff there, but I just can't go back there and start hugging people and stuff without feeling a little bit hypocritical."

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


04/18/2012 - 1:47pm
Capitals 'do not understand' suspension
By: DJ Bean

The Capitals released the following statement Wednesday on the suspension of Nicklas Backstrom. The center was suspended for Game 4 after his cross-check to Rich Peverley‘s face at the end of Game 3.

“We disagree with the NHL’s decision to suspend Nicklas Backstrom. This has been a competitive and physical series, and we do not understand why a suspension was imposed in this case while other incidents in this series have not been reviewed. Our singular focus is on Game 4, and we look forward to the energy that our great fans provide.”

For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.


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