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05/25/2011 - 7:25pm
Gammons: Pedroia won't be right all year

NESN analyst Peter Gammons joined the Planet Mikey show on Wednesday to talk about the Sox hot stretch, the state of the bullpen and his thoughts on Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. Gammons also noted that second baseman Dustin Pedroia is "not going to be right all year with that screw in his foot." Pedroia missed a game after spraining his ankle in Monday's loss to the Indians but returned in Wednesday's 14-2 romp with a home run and three RBI.

"It's amazing what he's done considering how often he plays in pain," Gammons said. "His OPS is down about 190 points. His slugging is down from like 490 to 313 going into [Wednesday], but he plays through it. He never complains about it. The great thing about Dustin is he shows up at the park and says, 'If I can't do this, I'll do this [instead] and try to win.' There aren't athletes in too many places like him who show up every day and try to find a way to win. That's what he does....

05/25/2011 - 3:09pm
Crawford leads Sox in rout of Indians

The Red Sox jumped all over Cleveland starter Mitch Talbot -- scoring seven runs in the first inning -- and Jon Lester pitched six scoreless innings in a 14-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

The Sox pounded out 20 hits in the victory, with Carl Crawford collecting a season-high four hits, including a fourth-inning home run off of Frank Herrman. Crawford now has a batting average of .229, his highest mark of the season. 

Dustin Pedroia returned to the lineup and contributed three hits -- including a two-run homer in the first inning -- and David Ortiz also homered, his 10th of the season. Drew Sutton started in place of Kevin Youkilis (soreness in left hand) and matched a career best with three hits. 

The Sox would plate five more runs in the first inning after the Pedroia blast, including a Crawford RBI single that scored Adrian Gonzalez, an RBI single from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Pedroia's second hit...

05/25/2011 - 1:58pm
Boucher: G6 ref has been 'lopsided' for B's
By: DJ Bean

TAMPA -- Guy Boucher is aware of a lot of things, a long list that even includes phantom Tim Thomas quotes. Given that, it should come as no surprise that he is aware that Eric Furlatt, one of the referees for Wednesday's Game 6, has been much nicer to the Bruins this postseason than he has been to the Lightning. 

The Lightning coach -- without mentioning Furlatt by name -- noted on Wednesday that Furlatt has called 24 penalties against Tampa, as opposed to nine against Boston during the playoffs.

"Twenty-four to nine against, right?" Boucher said when asked if Furlatt's officiating has been lopsided. "Yes, I'm aware of it. Very aware of it. Very, very aware of it. It has been part of our discussions quite a few times in the last games we did have that particular ref, and it is lopsided.

"The only thing we can control is what we do on the ice and hope that things will be air like it is with everybody else."...

05/25/2011 - 12:50pm
Marchand: 'Definitely a lot of pressure'

TAMPA -- Bruins rookie standout Brad Marchand admitted Wednesday morning, just hours before Game 6, that the pressure is on the Bruins to close out the Lightning Wednesday night and avoid sending the Eastern Conference finals back to Boston for a Game 7 Friday night at TD Garden. 

"Yeah, we want to," Marchand said. "There's definitely a lot of pressure. If it goes to a Game 7, anything can happen and it's a situation we don't really want to be in. We have to make sure we put our best game forward tonight and give ourselves the best opportunity. 

"We do have to keep our emotions in check. The Stanley Cup finals, that's obviously the end goal but there's still a long ways to go to get there. They're going to have to play an amazing game tonight, there's no question about that. We have to make sure we're really ready to counter these guys and put on a good game here."

If the Bruins beat the Lightning, they...

05/25/2011 - 11:49am
Drew (hamstring) sits; Youk (hand) scratched

J.D. Drew is out of Wednesday's Red Sox lineup after straining his hamstring while catching a foul ball in the ninth inning on Tuesday. The Sox do not consider the injury serious, but decided to take the precaution of having the right fielder out of the lineup for the series finale in Cleveland.

"He kind of strained his hammy a little bit. I don’t think it’s something that is going to be a prolonged absence but he’s not going to play today," manager Terry Francona told reporters in Cleveland. "We’ll go from there."

Drew (who is hitting .232 with a .353 OBP, .352 slugging mark and .705 OPS) will be replaced in the lineup by Mike Cameron (hitting .143 with a .218 OBP, .265 slugging mark and .483 OPS).

Meanwhile, Kevin Youkilis was initially in Wednesday's lineup, but ended up being a late scratch due to a sore left hand, a condition related to a run-saving diving stop he made on a ball down the third...

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