Jacoby Ellsbury bolstered his MVP case Wednesday, drilling a two-run homer to the first row of Monster seats in left with two outs in the sixth to snap a 5-5 tie and lead the Red Sox to a 9-5 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park. Ellsbury's first-ever opposite-field homer increased the Red Sox lead in the American League East to 1 1/2 games, with the series finale set for Thursday night at Fenway.
With two more RBIs, Ellsbury finished the month of August with 22, the highest total on the Red Sox, while finishing with at least 20 RBIs for the second straight month. Ellsbury's 24th homer came off lefty Boone Logan and just after Jason Varitek tied the game with an opposite-field double. Varitek added a long two-run homer - his 10th - in the eighth for insurance. This is the 11th time Varitek has reached double figures in homers in a season.
Starter and winner Josh Beckett (12-5) had just surrendered a 4-1 lead in the top of the inning when...
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis went 1-for-4 with a homer in the second contest of his two-game rehab stint with Triple-A Pawtucket as he prepares to return from a disabled list stint for a back strain. Youkilis played all nine innings at third base, concluding his two minor league games with two hits in eight at-bats. He will rejoin the Sox in Boston on Thursday and then be activated prior to Friday's contest against the Rangers.
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Team president Danny Ainge told reporters that the Celtics have added advance scout Jamie Young to their coaching staff, which should round out Doc Rivers' staff for the upcoming season.
Young's addition completes a makeover of the staff that saw lead assistant Lawrence Frank depart for Detroit to become the Pistons' head coach. Frank is expected to take Roy Rogers with him to the Pistons, who coached the Celtics' big men last season. The Celtics promoted Mike Longabardi earlier this summer after Frank left. Ainge said that roles had yet to be determined for the staff, which also includes holdovers Armond Hill and Kevin Eastman.
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Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said before the Red Sox' game against the Yankees Wednesday night that J.D. Drew suffered a mild setback in his rehab outing Tuesday night, with the outfielder spraining his right, middle finger while playing for the PawSox.
"We don't think it's anything major but he's not going to play tonight. So we'll see how long that puts him back," Epstein said. "Right now, we're status quo. We'll see what happens when J.D.'s ready."
Drew went 3-for-3 in the Tuesday night game, and was potentially set to rejoin the Red Sox' lineup Thursday.
"I don't think it as anything major, but it's just kind of uncomfortable swinging the bat today when he tried it," Epstein explained. "So we said they have a day off tomorrow anyway, just come back here and we'll check it out and see where we go from there."
Drew has been on the 15-day disabled since July 26 with a left...
The Patriots claimed cornerback Antwaun Molden off waivers from Houston on Wednesday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Molden was a third-round pick of the Texans in 2008 out of Eastern Kentucky. Over his three years with the Texans, he collected 28 total tackles and never recorded an interception, with his best season coming in 2008 when he played in 14 games and came away with 20 tackles. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.