BALTIMORE -- In his second major league start, Kyle Weiland pitched well enough to earn the win. But a lack of run support instead pinned the right-hander with his first big league loss, as Weiland and the Red Sox fell to the Orioles, 6-2.
The chief architect of Baltimore's victory was Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie, who mixed a mid-90s fastball with a terrific slider and changeup to keep the Sox off balance for most of the night. A two-run homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia was the only damage that the Sox lineup could do against Guthrie (4-13), the American League leader in losses. Guthrie scattered eight hits in seven innings while walking one and striking out four, including a pair of punchouts of Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is 2-for-24 in the second half.
With the Sox unable to mount any sustained threats against Guthrie, Weiland took the loss on a night when he pitched well. He allowed three runs (all in the first three innings) on six...
BALTIMORE -- The progress is starting to become evident. Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz threw long toss from 120 feet on Monday afternoon, in a session that gave the Sox grounds for optimism that his recovery from a frustratingly persistent back issue is advancing.
"[Monday] was such a good day that I think everyone was really pleased," Sox manager Terry Francona said. "I know we’ve got some hurdles to get through, but still, he really did well. The guys that were with him said you would never, it looked like a normal day of long toss on a guy that feels good about himself. So, that was good."
Buchholz said that he felt mild soreness on Tuesday, but he pinned that on throwing with greater intensity than at any time since he last tried to throw off a mound at the end of June in Philadelphia. As things stand, the right-hander is scheduled to throw again from 120 feet on flat ground on Wednesday and then, assuming there...
It’s safe to say that Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe won’t be exchanging Christmas cards.
Mankins, one of the four plaintiffs in the Brady vs. NFL antitrust lawsuit who is reportedly trying to get his own settlement, drew the ire of the punter on Tuesday. Kluwe took to Twitter (@chriswarcraft) to write: Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword. Congrats [Drew] Brees, [Peyton] Manning, [Logan] Mankins, and [Vincent] Jackson for being ‘that guy’. #douchebags
According to Yahoo! Sports, Mankins and Jackson want to become unrestricted free agents or...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined The Big Show Tuesday afternoon, discussing his team's current play, Adrian Gonzalez' swing and the starting rotation.
Francona said that starter Josh Beckett, who gave up one hit and no runs over eight innings Sunday, is pitching more consistent than he ever has a member of the Red Sox.
"It's certainly the most consistent," Francona said. "I mean, every time he goes out there, he's finding a way. That was a spectacular outing. It wasn't like he was throwing 100 miles an hour, but the only hit he gave up was a ball that hit the side of his shoe and caromed off towards the infield. It was just nice and quiet and efficient and just mowing them down. It's huge."
As for another one of his starters, Francona said he isn't concerned with John Lackey's actions on the field, and that his play is far more of a priority than his shouting on the field at teammates and the manager....
BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox will employ the same lineup that plated 15 runs in Monday night's victory in Baltimore though they will tinker slightly with the defensive alignment. With David Ortiz serving the second game of his three-game suspension, Carl Crawford -- in his second game off the DL -- will serve as DH, with Jacoby Ellsbury returning to center field and Josh Reddick back in left.
Kyle Weiland will take the mound against the same team against whom he made his big league debut, an outing that ended suddenly with an ejection in the fifth inning. He will oppose Orioles right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. For complete matchup histories of the two teams, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
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Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley
Dale, Michael and Jerry sit down with DE Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday for a candid interview about this season, his new teammates, and the Dallas game this weekend.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
WEEI Bruins reporter DJ Bean joins Ken Laird in the WEEI Podcentre to answer six pressing questions about the B's in advance of Thursday's season opener at the Garden
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Florio on the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
What would you ask Roger Goodell?
Jeb Bush had an interview recently where he was asked if he ever smoked weed with Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams, who were all classmates in high school. Also, Christian tries to prank call Dallas restaurants and fails miserably.
The Colts and Texans had another pathetic game on Thursday Night Football where Ryan Mallet took himself out of the game and Matt Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Andrew Luck. The guys give their reaction and can't believe anyone could pull themselves out of a game the way Mallet did.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Bruins opening night loss, and whether this will continue or we'll see the team improve when the defense gets healthy.
We close out the week with some of the best in soundbites that you may have missed out on... plus the return of LaRoy on the microphone...
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
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