David Ortiz belted a go-ahead three-run homer and drove in four and John Lackey allowed just one run in seven innings as the Red Sox salvaged the finale of their three-game series against the Orioles, 6-1, Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Daniel Bard threw a perfect eighth and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out the side to help redeem himself after allowing four runs and five hits on Tuesday.
The Red Sox finish their six-game homestand with a 2-4 record. They now head out on a seven-game road trip, their final of the season, with three at Yankee Stadium beginning Friday and four in Chicago against the White Sox before finishing the season back home with three against the Yankees.
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According to a report in profootballtalk.com, the Patriots brought in four players for workouts this week.
A league source told profootballtalk.com that defensive back Gerald Alexander, defensive tackle Ra'Shon Harris, punter Jeremy Kapinos and long snapper Mike Windt were in Foxboro for workouts.
Despite the season-ending injury to Kevin Faulk, no running backs were worked out this week.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Jonathan Papelbon will remain the team's closer - at least for now. Francona was asked about Papelbon's struggles a day after he gave up five hits and four runs and had his ERA rocket up to a season-high 3.92.
“I don’t think that you immediately take that guy out of that role for a couple of reasons," Francona said. "One is it upsets what you’ve got and the other one is the guy everyone is complaining about, where do you think he’s going to pitch? If you take your closer and make him your set-up guy, all the people you don’t want him to face, he’s coming in with men on [base]. It sort of a backwards [theory]. You better have a good closer and good rest of your bullpen. If you’re short, you get exposed.”
Papelbon's struggles in a 9-1 loss to the Orioles at Fenway Park came on the same day that Daniel Bard was...
The Patriots officially placed Kevin Faulk on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his 2010 season.
Faulk tore an ACL in his right knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jets. Both he and Bill Belichick confirmed Wednesday that the injury would mean the end of Faulk's season.
Here is the press release from the Patriots:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that RB Kevin Faulk has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Faulk has filled various roles since joining the team in 1999 as a second-round pick (46th overall) out of LSU. He is the Patriots' all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,247) and kickoff return yards (4,098) as well as the franchise's all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,030 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 932 punt return yards).
Patriots Injury Report
Running back Kevin Faulk (knee--will be placed on IR)
Did Not Practice
Cornerback Terrence Wheatley (foot)
Offensive lineman Nick Kaczur (back)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
MFB talks to Sal Cappaccio of WGR in Buffalo, Ryan Ruocco of ESPN NY, and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel
From 95.7 The Game, Greg Papa breaks down the struggling Raiders and discusses Charles Woodson's comments that the team sucks
Christopher Price, WEEI.com spoke with the guys about the new NFL drug policy and what it means for certain players in the league. He also spoke about the importance of getting Danny Amendola involved in the offense. The Patriots are still trying to find the BEST way to utilize Chandler Jones. And rookie Raiders QB Derek Carr is a bit of a wild-card heading into Sunday's match up.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
The Orioles seemed to have a lot of fun last night clinching the AL East. Buster said the biggest problem for Boston this year was the offense production dropping so dramatically in one year. Bogaerts, Pierzynski, and Bradley Jr. are the most obvious culprits. Also, Buster surmises that the Red Sox front office has to be a little uneasy with the fact that their best offensive player, David Ortiz, is in this LATE 30's.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Christian breaks down what the Patriots need to do in order to beat the Raiders
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
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Christian asks 5 questions about the Pats Offense, NFL Power Rankings, Jameis Winston, The Olympics in Boston, and David Pastrinak
Dale, Michael (and DJ Bean) discuss the Bruins off-season and whether or not they've done enough to get back into position to win the Stanley Cup.
We discuss Ron Washington's press conference today, announcing the reason for his abrupt departure from the Texas Rangers this season, and we learn a little something about ol' Dale Arnold too.
We tackle four question marks the Bruins face for 2014-2015 as they open up training camp today.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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