The Red Sox will try to split their series with the Yankees on Sunday night as they end the first half of the season. Newcomer Pedro Ciriaco, on the heels of his memorable 4-for-5 debut on Saturday night, will start again and bat second in the Red Sox order. Adrian Gonzalez will bat cleanup as he tries to extend his hitting streak to 19 games.
The Red Sox will go up against Yankees starter Ivan Nova. The right-handed 25-year-old is 9-3 this season with a 4.05 ERA. He’s 1-2 with a 5.70 ERA in four career starts against the Red Sox.
Here is the Red Sox lineup:
Celtics coach Doc Rivers met with free agent guard Courtney Lee on Saturday and the Celtics could try to swing a sign-and-trade deal with the Rockets, ESPN.com reported. Despite agreeing to terms with free agent guard Jason Terry, the Celtics are in the market for another shooting guard after Ray Allen rejected them for Miami. Avery Bradley will have additional surgery on his shoulder on Tuesday and he may not be ready for the start of training camp.
The 26-year-old Lee has played with the Magic, Nets and Rockets in his four-year career and has produced consistent numbers. One of the league's better cutters and defenders, Lee is also deadly from the corner 3-point spot.
In order to acquire Lee, the Celtics would have to work out a sign-and-trade. Their options are limited but they do have a few pieces to...
According to a major league source, the diagnosis of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia with a hyperextended right thumb was confirmed by a pair of second opinions. Pedroia, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Yankees, has seen both Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland and Dr. Donald Sheridan in Arizona, with both doctors concurring that he endured a hyperextension to the volar plate of his thumb while diving for a ball.
Pedroia said on Friday that he expected to be back in "a few weeks" after wearing an immobilizing cast on his right thumb. The second baseman, who earlier in the year was dealing with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, is hitting .266/.326/.400/.726 this year in what has been an injury-marred season to date.
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Pedro Ciriaco had four hits, including the go-ahead three-run double in the sixth, and drove in four as the Red Sox rallied from another first-inning hole to beat the Yankees, 9-5, and salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader at Fenway on Saturday. Ciriaco, who was treated to adoring chants of "Pedro, Pedro, Pedro" in his final two at-bats, also had a pair of spectacular plays in the field at shortstop as part of the win.
Another role player, Mauro Gomez, also had three hits, including two doubles, as the Red Sox won their first game of the year against the Yankees in five tries. Gomez and Ciriaco were pressed into duty with injuries to Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks.
The game didn't start that well as Felix Doubront gave up a three-run homer to Mark Teixeira in the first inning, giving the Yankees 12 first-inning runs in the first three games of the series. But Doubront quickly settled down. After a double...
Red Sox pitching coach Bob McClure came out defensive after Saturday's Game 1 loss to the Yankees, in which another starting pitcher struggled badly in the first inning. Franklin Morales had his worst outing of the season, allowing back-to-back homers to Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones as the Yankees scored four times in the first on their way to a 6-1 win.
On Friday night, Josh Beckett needed 33 pitches to get through a first inning in which he allowed five runs, four hits while hitting a batter. The Red Sox have a team ERA of 6.21 in the first inning this season, allowing 58 earned runs in 84 games.
"It's a little rough," McClure said. "They're trying as hard as they can, maybe trying a little too much. It gets a little frustrating but it's more frustrating for them. They're the ones out there. It's harder on them. It's not a lack of effort. It's not a lack of preparation. It might be just trying too hard. It's a tough...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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