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08/29/2010 - 11:03pm
Red Sox lose more ground with loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox dropped to 6 1/2 games back of both Tampa Bay and the Yankees after a 5-3 loss to the Rays in the teams' series finale Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Sox leave town having lost two of the series' three games.

 

Taking the loss was John Lackey, who allowed five runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking three. He had been staked to a 3-1 lead heading into the home half of the sixth inning thanks to RBI singles from Yamaico Navarro and Marco Scutaro in the fifth, and a run-scoring hit from Daniel Nava in the sixth. But a two-run homer by Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford highlighted a three-run sixth that gave the hosts the lead for good. 

 

Evan Longoria's single off reliever Hideki Okajima in the seventh, scoring John Jaso, added an insurance run for the Rays. Tampa Bay got 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief work from its bullpen thanks to Randy Choate, Joaquin Benoit...

08/29/2010 - 10:54pm
Reports: Manny heading to White Sox

According to several reports, slugger Manny Ramirez will be shipped to the White Sox as part of a waiver claim. The Dodgers confirmed to MLB.com on Sunday that the former Red Sox outfielder will head to Chicago, and that the White Sox will be responsible for the remaining $3.85 million on his contract this season. The White Sox reportedly had offered a prospect and less than $1 million in return, and the Dodgers chose the cash. Ramirez, who has missed 59 games this season because of injury, has hit .313 with eight homers and 40 RBI for the Dodgers.


08/29/2010 - 7:48pm
Beltre: 'I wasn't coming out of that game'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre was back in the lineup Sunday after apparently tweaking his left hamstring while running down to first base in the eighth inning of the Sox’ 3-2 loss to the Rays Saturday night. Even though he appeared hobbled for the last few innings, Beltre explained Sunday that exiting was not an option.

 

“I wasn’t coming out of that game,” he said prior to the Sox’ series finale meeting with the Rays. “I’m stubborn and I know sometimes I can go overboard, but unless [my hamstring] blows up I’m going to play.

 

“We know how important these games are for us and for me to be sitting on the bench when there’s a slight chance I can play, it’s hard for me to sit and that’s why I’m not doing it. We already have enough guys missing, so I don’t think we need to add anybody to that list. I’m...

08/29/2010 - 7:35pm
Japan defeats Hawaii for LLWS title

Konan Tomori had a homer and three RBIs and Ryusuke Ikeda struck out out five and allowed just four singles over three innings to lift Japan to a 4-1 win over Waipahu, Hawaii in Sunday's finale of the Little League World Series. Hawaii, which had scored 29 runs over its previous three games, managed just four hits in the loss, which ended the run of five straight World Series titles for the United States.


08/29/2010 - 7:28pm
Tiger qualifies for Deutsche Bank

With Sunday's final-round 67 at The Barclays, Tiger Woods has qualified for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, which starts Friday at TPC Boston. Woods needed to finish with a high enough round to jump from 112th in the world into the top 100 to qualify for the tournament, and his final round score should be enough to make it possible. (He finished The Barclays with a 7-under 277.) Woods has won the Deutsche Bank Championship once and finished second twice.
 


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