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09/05/2010 - 12:23pm
Lineups: No Manny for series finale

Manny Ramirez will not start in the series finale on Sunday at Fenway Park as Paul Konerko starts as the designated hitter for the White Sox against Red Sox righty Josh Beckett. 

 

Here are the lineups for Sunday's contest: 

White Sox: Pierre LF, Vizquel 3B, Rios CF, Konerko DH, Quentin RF, Pierzynski C, A. Ramirez SS, Kotsay 1B, Beckham 2B, Buehrle LHP

 

Red Sox: McDonald RF, Lowrie 2B, Martinez C, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Lowell 1B, Hall LF, Navarro SS, Kalish CF and Beckett RHP

 

For more on Sunday's finale and notes, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com/redsox. 


09/05/2010 - 11:34am
Scutaro to get MRI on shoulder

Marco Scutaro will get an MRI on his ailing right shoulder on Tuesday and not play until then, Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced Sunday morning. 

 

Francona said Sunday he noticed Saturday night in Game 2 of the day-night doubleheader that it was bothering him again.

 

“Saw it on his swing in his second at-bat,” Francona said. He’s been feeling it for about a month. We’ll get him an MRI on Tuesday to make sure of where he is. We know he’s playing through a lot [of pain]. How much we don’t know but we’ll get him looked at on Tuesday.”

 

Scutaro was called into the manager's office to sit down with Francona and general manager Theo Epstein to discuss his situation. For more, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com/redsox. 


09/04/2010 - 10:16pm
Double dip: Fading Red Sox swept

Carlos Quentin doubled, tripled and scored twice in support of starter Gavin Floyd, who allowed just one run over six innings, as the White Sox completed a day-night doubleheader sweep of the quickly-fading Red Sox, 3-1, on Saturday night at Fenway Park. 

 

The struggling bats of the Red Sox continue to thwart any chance of a September rally into playoff contention as they managed just two runs and 13 hits in a pair of 3-1 losses that dropped them to 76-60 and 10 games behind the Yankees in the American League East. The Red Sox have lost five-of-eight.

 

John Lackey was again a tough-luck loser, done in by some shoddy defense behind him. He allowed three runs but only one earned, over seven innings. Lackey [12-9] yielded just four hits, while walking two, striking out seven and hitting a batter. 

 

The Red Sox will try to avoid the three-game sweep when they send Josh Beckett to the mound Sunday...

09/04/2010 - 7:33pm
Patriots announce final cuts

The Patriots just announced on their Twitter feed they have cut the following players: WR Sam Aiken, LB Eric Alexander, S Sergio Brown, LB Derrick Burgess, OL George Bussey, TE Carson Butler, RB Thomas Clayton, WR Buddy Farnham, WR Darnell Jenkins, OL Ted Larsen, TE Rob Myers, OL Rich Ohrnberger, WR Rod Owens, QB Zac Robinson, RB Chris Taylor, DB Ross Ventrone, OL Thomas Welch, LB Thomas Williams, CB DeAngelo Willingham and LB Pierre Woods. In addition, safety Brandon McGowan has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.


09/04/2010 - 6:40pm
Patriots to cut ST captain Aiken

Defensive back Sergio Brown and wide receiver/special teams ace Sam Aiken will be released by the Patriots on Saturday, WEEI.com has learned. While Brown was a long-shot to make the roster — and still has practice-squad eligibility — the release of Aiken does comes as a mild surprise. Last year's special teams captain (he served as the punt protector), the 29-year-old Aiken caught 20 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns last year.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.
 


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