Kevin Youkilis doubled home Marco Scutaro from third with two outs against Cliff Lee in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and drove home Scutaro with the game-winner in the bottom of the 11th with a sacrifice fly to center as the Red Sox beat the Rangers, 3-2, at Fenway Park.
Lee was just one out away from his second complete game in as many starts with his new team before Youkilis lined his hit to left. Scutaro opened both the ninth and 11th by getting on base. He singled to open the ninth and walked to open the 11th.
The Red Sox appeared ready to get to Lee for a big inning in the first when David Ortiz singled home Darnell McDonald. With runners at first and second and one out, Lee got Adrian Beltre to hit into an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play.
John Lackey had one of his better outings in a Red Sox uniform, going seven innings and throwing 115 pitches, allowing seven...
If everything goes according to plan, Mike Lowell will begin a rehab start on Thursday for Triple-A Pawtucket, after getting one more shot in his ailing right hip on Monday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced on Saturday.
Lowell has been on the disabled list since June 24 with a strained right hip. Francona said Lowell will likely start out getting his at-bats in as a designated hitter before moving on to the field.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed Saturday that Clay Buchholz will return and make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Oakland A's.
Buchholz will be making his first start since tweaking his hamstring on June 26 in San Francisco. Buchholz pitched on Friday night for Triple-A Pawtucket and made it through successfully without pain, and fielded a liner back to him on the mound.
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Dustin Brown was recalled on Saturday from Triple-A Pawtucket as the Red Sox have made the decision to fill their extra roster spot with another catcher. Brown had missed several weeks with an injured left thumb when a runner slid into him earlier in the season when he was playing with Pawtucket. Brown joins Kevin Cash and Gustavo Molina as active catchers on the club's 25-man roster and Brown will be available for Saturday night's game against Texas at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox also activated reliever Manny Delcarmen off the disabled list and the reliever will be available for tonight's game as well.
To make room, the team designated reliever Fernando Cabrera for assignment following Friday's game and optioned Friday's starter Felix Doubront back to Triple-A Pawtucket.
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Louis Oosthuizen was able to put together another solid round at St. Andrews despite bogeying the first hole in his third round. The South African, who has never been in contention in a major, shot a 3-under 69 to maintain his lead on the Old Course over Paul Casey. Casey, who is attempting to snap Britain's 11-year drought at the Open, was the best player on the course Saturday as he put together a total of five birdies on the front nine alone. Tiger Woods shot a 73 for the second consecutive day and remains out of contention going into the fourth and final round. Click here to view the complete British Open leaderboard.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.
David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.
The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.
We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.
The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.