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08/17/2010 - 9:54pm
Kalish, Buchholz slam door on Angels

Ryan Kalish matched Daniel Nava as a Red Sox rookie to hit a grand slam and Clay Buchholz allowed just five hits over seven shutout innings as the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-0, Tuesday night at Fenway Park in the opener of the three-game series and nine-game homestand. 

 

Buchholz improved to 14-5 and lowered his ERA to 2.36 by striking out and walking two while Dustin Pedroia went hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout, two groundouts and a flyout. Darnell McDonald homered over the Green Monster in the third inning to get the scoring started against Jered Weaver. The ball broke a back windshield of a car atop the Lansdowne Garage. Adrian Beltre was robbed of a home run when Torii Hunter reached high over the right field wall to make a spectacular catch. 

 

With the win, the Red Sox remained perfect in eight tries against the Angels this season, including 5-0 at Fenway. 

 

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08/17/2010 - 9:09pm
Lat strain sidelines Sox prospect Kelly

The Red Sox will shut down prospect Casey Kelly for the duration of the 2010 Portland Sea Dogs season due to a strained right latissimus muscle that the 21-year-old suffered, said farm director Mike Hazen. News of the decision was first reported by the Portland Press-Herald.

 

Kelly was 3-5 with a 5.31 in 21 starts for the Sea Dogs. The 2008 first-rounder was in the middle of his first full season as a pitcher since turning pro.

 

The decision to shut him down was deemed precautionary, rather than a sign of a major injury. Because the Sea Dogs are nearing the end of the season, the Sox felt that it did not make sense for Kelly to rush through his rehab in order to make just one or two more starts in Double-A. Instead, the team plans to use Fall Instructional League and a Winter League to allow Kelly to get the remaining 20-30 innings that...

08/17/2010 - 6:01pm
Youkilis hopes to return if Sox reach playoffs

Injured Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who underwent surgery to repair a detached adductor muscle on Aug. 6, suggested that he is holding out hope that he might be able to return to the club in the playoffs should Boston still be playing in October. The first baseman said that there is not yet a detailed timetable for his recovery, and that he has not been told definitively by doctors that coming back for the playoffs would or would not be possible, but he is holding out hope.

 

"[The injury] stinks but it’s one of those things where it happens. You hope you don’t get hurt when you play baseball but it’s not a career-threatening injury, I don’t think. The doctors are pretty excited that I can come back and play," said Youkilis. "Hopefully, we don’t know the timetable, we have to see when the stitches come out and all that, hopefully I can play in the playoffs. ... I might not be able to play...

08/17/2010 - 5:13pm
Ellsbury, Varitek getting exams

Jacoby Ellsbury had an exam with Dr. Lewis Yocum in Southern California Tuesday afternoon after landing on the disabled list for a third time over the weekend, re-injuring his ribs, while Jason Varitek will meet with doctors on Tuesday night to get the latest update on his broken right foot, according to Red Sox manager Terry Francona. 

 

Ellsbury suffered his latest setback following a collision running out a ground ball down the first base line last Friday in Texas. 

 

As for Varitek, Francona said the catcher's right foot is healing and he continues to be able to run but is experiencing some lingering soreness. 

 

"Tek had a scan," Francona said. "There's a lot of improvement. It still hasn't fully healed. He's going to get it examined. I think at this point, the examination is more important than what the scan says. The pain he's still having is a little bit off of where...

08/17/2010 - 5:06pm
Favre lands in Minnesota
By: DJ Bean

According to multiple tweets from national football writers across the web, a plane containing quarterback Brett Favre has landed in Minnesota on Tuesday, the very day that three Vikings teammates made a plea for him to return in Hattiesburg, Miss. 

 

Favre had ankle surgery in May and had planned on playing the 2010-11 season only if he was healthy. FoxSports.com has reported the 40-year-old has told teammates he will indeed return for a second season in Minnesota.

 

In 20 professional seasons between Green Bay, the New York Jets, and Minnesota, Favre has thrown for 69,329 yards, 497 touchdowns, and 317 interceptions. He has a career QB rating of 86.6.


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