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06/06/2010 - 4:21pm
Doc to C's: 'Rebounding is the key'

LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers’ parting words to the Celtics during their team meeting on Sunday were simple but critical. “He said rebounding is the key,” Kendrick Perkins told WEEI.com prior to Game 2 of the NBA finals. “Those were his last remarks, that rebounding was the key.” The Celtics were outrebounded 42-31 by the Lakers in their Game 1 loss. Visit the Green Street Blog for more.


06/06/2010 - 4:21pm
Daniels active for Game 2

LOS ANGELES -- Marquis Daniels will be active for Game 2 of the NBA finals. Daniels has not played since suffering a concussion in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. "I'm just going to go out and play head first," he said prior to the Game 2. He participated in his first practice since the injury on Saturday.


06/06/2010 - 11:59am
Bonser hits 95 in bullpen outing

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox pitching Boof Bonser's fastball registered at 95 mph in his inning of relief on Saturday night with Triple-A Pawtucket. The relief outing was the first by Bonser in his 30-day rehab assignment, which concluded on Saturday with his perfect inning (2 groundouts and a lineout).

 

Bonser has been returned to the Red Sox from his rehab assignment. There is no official date by which he must be activated from the disabled list, but it would appear likely that the Sox will activate him in the coming days. Bonser has a 6.34 ERA in nine rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket this year, but he allowed just one run in his final three appearances, spanning 14 innings.

 

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06/06/2010 - 10:55am
Lineup: Cameron back in center

 After continuing to battle issues with an abdominal ailment, Mike Cameron makes his return to the Red Sox' lineup Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards. The Sox will send the following lineup out against Baltimore starter Brian Matusz, a lefty: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 1B, Martinez C, Beltre 3B, Hall LF, Cameron CF, McDonald RF, Lackey P. For all the matchups see The Full Count Blog by clicking here.


06/06/2010 - 9:39am
Red Sox Recap: Bard aces makeup test

The Red Sox ultimately romped to an 8-2 victory over the Orioles, but the final score did not reflect how close the game actually was. For six innings, the game was in a scoreless tie. In the seventh, the Sox were clinging to a 1-0 lead when Jon Lester loaded the bases with one out.

 

The Sox summoned Daniel Bard from the bullpen, and once again, the right-hander with the golden arm delivered. He got out of the jam without allowing a run, then poured on another shutout inning. Bard extended his scoreless streak to 12 games and 13 innings. In the process, he also made the makeup questions that have hurt his stock in the past (both in the draft and in the trade market) look foolish. For more on that story, click here.

 

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