Jacoby Ellsbury tied the game with a two-out, ground-rule double to right in the 11th and J.D. Drew won it in the 14th with a single scoring Carl Crawford as the Red Sox pulled out one of their more bizarre wins in recent memory, 9-8, over the A's Saturday at Fenway Park. The 5-hour, 17-minute marathon was the longest game of the year for the Red Sox and featured 32 hits, 16 pitchers (nine for Oakland) and two ejections.
Pinch-hitter Conor Jackson capped a four-run rally in the ninth with a double down the left field line that precipitated Jonathan Papelbon being ejected and Ryan Sweeney drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th before Ellsbury plated Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who also doubled with two outs.
The Red Sox appeared headed for another easy win over the A's, entering the ninth with a 7-3 lead and Papelbon on to close it out in a non-save situation. Dustin Pedroia commited a crucial error on a potential game-...
Jonathan Papelbon and Jason Varitek were ejected by home plate umpire Tony Randazzo as the Red Sox blew a four-run, ninth-inning lead to the A's Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox led 7-3 heading into the ninth and Papelbon was brought into a non-save situation. He allowed the first two runners to reach and then became frustrated at the strike zone being called by Randazzo. Adding to the misery was a key error by Dustin Pedroia on what appeared to be a certain, game-ending double play. Instead, a run scored making it 7-4.
Varitek then arguing and was subsequently ejected by Randazzo after another run scored to make it 7-5.
Following a close call on a potential third strike to pinch-hitter Conor Jackson, Papelbon gave up a game-tying double down the left field line. After the tying runs crossed, Papelbon barked at Randazzo, who immediately threw him out. Then Papelbon became enraged and charged Randazzo, getting in the...
VANCOUVER -- The Bruins did not hold a morning skate in anticipation of Saturday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals vs. the Canucks, instead holding media availability at the the team hotel. With the B's having lost Game 1 for the third time in four playoff series this postseason, coach Claude Julien acknowledged that being in familiar territory makes it easier on the general mindset of the team.
"That's why we're going into this game tonight with positive thoughts and positive feelings," Julien said. "This isn't unknown territory for us. We've been through that, and it doesn't mean [the wins] happen automatically. We know we have to work through it, but having done it certainly gives you the confidence to go out there and play the type of game that you need to play in order to win. We need to do that tonight."
The Bruins lost the first two games of the quarterfinals vs. the Canadiens before winning the next three and...
Clay Buchholz acknowledged after his start Friday night against the Athletics that he was thinking about the health of his back while on the mound, and Red Sox manager Terry Francona said before Saturday's contest that the potential malady had given him some cause for concern. Out of that, the skipper said Buchholz may get a few extra days off instead of pitching in his scheduled spot on Wednesday against the Yankees.
"I think we want to sit down with him and figure out the best way to go forward, whether it's in five days or giving him a couple extra days," said Francona. "We can do that with the day off on Monday."
As a result, Tim Wakefield will do a regular bullpen session on Saturday in preparation to potentially take Buchholz's start on Wednesday in New York. Spot starter Alfredo Aceves will also move to the bullpen full time in preparation for John Lackey's return to the rotation Sunday "so that we have everything...
In a matchup of two of the American League leaders in ERA, the Red Sox will send Josh Beckett to the hill on Saturday against A's right-hander Trevor Cahill. With Beckett (4-2, 1.80) on the hill, the Sox will feature Jason Varitek behind the plate. Meanwhile, J.D. Drew will return to the lineup on Saturday against Cahill (6-3, 2.31), against whom he is 2-for-9 with a homer in his career.
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WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
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Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
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