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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.

 

Here is the rest of WEEI.com's coverage of the Red Sox from Saturday:...

06/06/2010 - 9:15am
Cameron expects to play Sunday

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron said that he was expecting to return to the lineup on Sunday against the Orioles. Manager Terry Francona, following his team's 8-2 victory on Saturday, suggested that if the 37-year-old was feeling good, he would be back in the lineup against Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz.

 

"If he’s OK [Sunday], he’s going to play," said Francona.

 

Cameron, who has been out since last Sunday due to soreness and inflammation on the left side of his abdomen, said before leaving the park that he had every intention of being back on the field.


06/06/2010 - 8:39am
Casey Kelly gets first win of '10

Red Sox pitching prospect Casey Kelly recorded his first win of the 2010 season in Double-A, tossing six shutout innings to lead Portland past the Reading Phillies, 6-0. Kelly allowed four hits and walked one in pitching a season-high six frames. He struck out four batters in improving to 1-3 with a 4.57 ERA.

 

 


06/05/2010 - 10:21pm
Sox, Lester dominate Baltimore again

BALTIMORE -- For the second straight night, the Red Sox took advantage of an Orioles team that is falling apart, riding the roll of Jon Lester to an 8-2 victory.

 

The final score was not indicative of the dynamic of the game. Lester and Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie threw dueling zeros on the board through six scoreless innings, before Kevin Youkilis put the Sox on the board with a solo homer (his 12th of the year, and second in as many days) in the top of the seventh. The Sox then added on another run in the eighth before blowing the game open against the Orioles bullpen in the ninth. The six-run eruption featured two-run doubles from Youkilis, Bill Hall and Darnell McDonald.

 

Lester improved to 11-0 in his career against the Orioles. He tossed 6.1 shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out four. In his last nine starts, he is now 7-0 with a 1.29 ERA. Lester left with the bases loaded, one out and the...

06/05/2010 - 8:56pm
Bonser throws scoreless inning of relief

Rehabbing Red Sox pitcher Boof Bonser threw a scoreless inning of relief for Triple-A Pawtucket. The right-hander retired all three batters he faced, two on groundouts, one on a lineout. That was the final outing of Bonser's 30-day minor league rehab assignment. The right-hander allowed one run in the final 14 innings of his rehab assignment.


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