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06/07/2011 - 9:51pm
Jenks leaves game with back tightness

NEW YORK -- Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks left his team's game with the Yankees in the seventh inning Tuesday night with what the Sox were classifying as back tightness.

The pitcher had thrown just four pitches after coming on for starter Jon Lester before summoning catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the mound. Saltalamacchia proceeded to call for Sox trainer Greg Barajas, who, along with Red Sox manager Terry Francona, escorted Jenks to the visitors' dugout.

Matt Albers replaced Jenks, immediately throwing a ball which resulted in a walk to New York batter Jorge Posada. The Yankees first baseman had worked a 3-1 count against Jenks before the pitcher's injury.

The appearance was Jenks' fourth since coming off the 15-day disabled list (biceps strain), having thrown 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his three previous outings. He last pitched Saturday, going 1 2/3 innings against Oakland.

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06/07/2011 - 7:39pm
Teixeira leaves after being hit in knee

NEW YORK -- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left his team's game with the Red Sox Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium after being hit in the right knee with Jon Lester fastball in the first inning. After writhing in pain in the batters box, Teixeira was helped to the home dugout. The first baseman was replaced by Jorge Posada.

The Yankees announced that Teixeira had a right knee contusion, X-rays were negative and that he would be re-evaluated Wednesday.

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06/07/2011 - 5:32pm
Papelbon suspended three games, will appeal

NEW YORK -- Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball after his confrontation with umpire Tony Randazzo in Saturday's Sox game against the A's. Papelbon plans to appeal the suspension and will be available for the Red Sox as they open a three-game series with the Yankees on Tuesday.

"There are consequences for what you do on the field. I hope next time it doesn’t escalate the way it did," Papelbon said.

MLB cited "inappropriate conduct" as the reason for the suspension. Papelbon was ejected in the ninth inning of the Sox' 9-8 win over the A's. The Sox led 7-3 in the ninth, but Oakland rallied to tie the game with Papelbon on the mound. Randazzo also ejected catcher Jason Varitek earlier in the inning.

“Hopefully, after I put in my appeal, maybe Major League Baseball can see somewhat of my side. Maybe they won’t. We’ll see what happens," said the...

06/07/2011 - 4:44pm
Roenick on Big Show: More injuries to come

Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick, now an analyst for the Versus Network, suggested that the season-ending concussion suffered by Bruins winger Nathan Horton after a controversial hit by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome will not be the last of the injuries in the Stanley Cup finals.

"I do think [there will be more injuries]," said Roenick. "I think there’s a lot of bad blood right now in this series. Each team is playing for a Stanley Cup, and it’s gotten ugly. I think there’s going to be injuries -- not major injuries – but I think that someone is going to be going out because of something stupid. I don’t know who’s going to be doing it, but I think this series has just turned ugly as of yesterday. We’re going to see what’s going to happen."

Roenick was intrigued by the dramatic degree to which the Bruins seemed to flip the switch between the first and second periods. He...

06/07/2011 - 4:31pm
Lowrie may need MRI on shoulder

NEW YORK -- Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie is out of the lineup on Tuesday due to lingering discomfort in his left shoulder following a glancing collision with outfielder Carl Crawford in Detroit on May 29 in the first game of a double header against the Tigers.

"Jed's been our shortstop and has done a terrific job. I just think Jed's shoulder has been nagging at him a little bit, if we can get him back-to-back days off, Marco has really good numbers against this guy and he has played three days in a row so he's in good game shape. We're trying to take advantage of both," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona, citing Scutaro's 6-for-12 career mark against New York starter Freddy Garcia.

"It kind of seemed like it plateaued a little bit. The first four days it got better and then has just been nagging. I think back-to-back days might kick start it a little bit, or it to heal. And, again, we have Scoot here who has really done well so it...

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