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06/08/2011 - 7:58pm
Tommy John surgeries for Hill, Daisuke set

NEW YORK -- Red Sox reliever Rich Hill will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left armThursday in Pensacola, Fla., with Dr. James Andrews performing the procedure. Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka will also have Tommy John surgery, with his operation scheduled to be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum Friday.

Hill appeared in nine games for the Sox in 2011, allowing no runs and just three hits while striking out 12 and walking three in eight innings. The lefty hadn't allowed a run in 15 games with the Red Sox since joining the team in '10.

A native of Milton, Hill experienced his injury May 29 while pitching to Chicago's Adam Dunn. The hurler immediately grabbed his elbow after throwing a curveball -- his seventh pitch of the outing --  leading to an MRI being performed on the 31-year-old later that day.

Matsuzaka finishes '11 with a 3-3 mark and a 5.30 ERA. He pitched in eight games, with his last appearance coming on May...

06/08/2011 - 5:40pm
Patriots' single-game tickets on sale July 15

The Patriots announced Wednesday afternoon that individual game tickets to their home games this year will be made available for sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Those tickets will be released for sale through Ticketmaster. Visa will once again be the only form of payment accepted for tickets.

All ticket orders will be processed through Ticketmaster. Tickets will NOT be sold at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket orders can be completed online at ticketmaster.com or by phone by calling 800-745-3000. Once again, all phone and online orders must be made exclusively with a Visa credit or debit card.

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06/08/2011 - 5:33pm
Jenks to DL, Exposito recalled

NEW YORK -- The Red Sox have placed reliever Bobby Jenks on the DL with a back injury and have recalled catcher Luis Exposito from Triple-A Pawtucket.

"It's [back injury] just from pitching," said Jenks, who left the Tuesday's game after throwing just four pitches in the seventh inning and had an MRI Wednesday. "It's literally a muscle that's about this big, and I tore it a bunch of years ago. It's one of those things that just comes and goes every now and then. It's on my left side, right behind my left [scapula]."

With Jarrod Saltalamacchia out for Wednesday's game with an illness, the Sox had only one healthy catcher (Jason Varitek) on the roster before adding the 24-year-old Exposito, who is batting .223 in 33 games with Pawtucket.

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06/08/2011 - 3:36pm
Lineups: Varitek in to catch Wakefield

NEW YORK -- The Red Sox look to continue their 2011 domination of the Yankees on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Sox (34-26) beat the Yankees (33-25) by a final of 6-4 on Tuesday, the sixth win in seven games vs. New York this season.

Tim Wakefield (2-1, 4.40) will get the start for the Sox. Wakefield has a record of 11-17 with an ERA of 4.90 in 56 career appearances against the Yankees. A.J. Burnett (6-3, 3.86) will start for the Yankees.

Lineup:

Ellsbury, CF

Pedroia, 2B

Gonzalez, 1B

Youkilis, 3B

Ortiz, DH

Crawford, LF

Scutaro, SS

Drew, RF

Varitek, C

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06/08/2011 - 3:23pm
Francona: Ortiz 'can handle himself'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined The Big Show for his weekly chat and touched on a number of subjects including the health of Clay Buchholz and Bobby Jenks, how Jonathan Papelbon's impending suspension affects the team, as well as the impact of David Ortiz's bat flip after he hit a home run in the Sox' 6-3 win over the Yankees on Tuesday, which drew the ire of Yankee manager Joe Girardi.

"I don't think it matters. We've got [Tim Wakefield] going. He'll handle it," Francona joked. "David's a big boy. He can handle himself. I don't know if there's any difference in somebody hitting a home run and looking in their dugout and waving or something like that. David's a big boy he can handle himself."

Asked about unwritten baseball rules, Francona responded, "I don't know about the unwritten rules. I think the people who are writing these rules aren't in the game. I don't know who's writing them. I think there a lot of...

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