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06/03/2010 - 6:42pm
Bogar accepts blame for outs at home

Third base coach Tim Bogar was forced to hold his second post-game media gathering of the season, this time after the Sox’ 9-8 loss to the A’s in which he waved two runners in nobody out, coming away with no runs to show for his efforts.

 

“Obviously with nobody out, two bad decisions and I got two runners thrown out at the plate,” he said. “Obviously both times I was wrong so I take full responsibility for it.”

 

The first instance where Bogar ran into trouble came in the third inning when Victor Martinez barreled around third base from first after on Kevin Youkilis drive to left. Martinez, who has been battling a sore left big toe, was sent waved in by the third base coach only to get tagged on the shoulder by Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki after the A’s made a solid relay from left fielder Eric Patterson to shortstop Cliff Pennington to home plate.

 

The second...

06/03/2010 - 4:57pm
Red Sox fall to A's in series finale
By: DJ Bean

Homers from Bill Hall, Jeremy Hermida, and Marco Scutaro weren't enough to propel the Red Sox past the Athletics Thursday afternoon as Oakland defeated Tim Wakefield and the Sox, 9-8. The Athletics also hit three homers and had 14 hits off Wakefield (6 IP, 8 H, 6 ER), Ramon Ramirez, Hideki Okajma, Manny Delcarmen, and Scott Atchison while the Red Sox totaled 18 hits. For more, check the Full Count blog.  


06/03/2010 - 4:25pm
Report: Joyce's blown call won't be reversed

According to the Associated Press, the errant call made by umpire Jim Joyce with two outs in the ninth inning of the Tigers-Indians game Wednesday night -- preventing Armando Galarraga from earning a perfect game -- will not be reversed by Major League Baseball. AP cites a a "baseball official familiar with the decision" as the source for its report. For the complete story click here.


06/03/2010 - 2:50pm
Selig non-committal in statement

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig released the following statement in response the the controversy surrounding Wednesday night's game between the Tigers and Indians, in which Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga saw his bid for a perfect game go awry when Jim Joyce incorrectly ruled Cleveland baserunner Jason Donald safe with two outs in the ninth inning:

"First, on behalf of Major League Baseball, I congratulate Armando Galarraga on a remarkable pitching performance. All of us who love the game appreciate the historic nature of his effort last night."

"The dignity and class of the entire Detroit Tigers organization under such circumstances were truly admirable and embodied good sportsmanship of the highest order. Armando and Detroit manager Jim Leyland are to be commended for their handling of a very difficult situation. I also applaud the courage of umpire Jim Joyce to address this unfortunate situation honestly and directly. Jim's...

06/03/2010 - 2:06pm
Braden: Joyce 'improved integrity of game'

The last American League pitcher to throw a perfect game said Thursday at Fenway Park that he admires how embattled umpire Jim Joyce apologized to Armando Galarraga and publicly admitted his blown call cost the Detroit pitcher a perfect game Wednesday night. "What Jim Joyce did afterwards, has only improved the integrity of the game because I think a lot of other people might have just hid behind the facade of umpires are never wrong," Dallas Braden said before the series finale with the Red Sox.

 

"We all know they make mistakes, they know make mistakes but he stepped up and admitted it. That’s all you can ask out of a guy like that because hes one of the best in the game, we all know it and we all have a tremendous amount of respect for him, and even more so now."


Braden threw a perfect game against Tampa Bay on May 9 but hasn't won since. Roy Halladay threw a perfect game for Philadelphia against...

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