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09/05/2010 - 5:43pm
Papelbon blows save, Red Sox swept away

The Red Sox suffered one of their ugliest losses of the season when the White Sox scored twice with two outs to tie the game off closer Jonathan Papelbon before Gordon Beckham walked with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep with a 7-5 win on Sunday at Fenway Park. 

 

Papelbon threw a career-high 48 pitches and suffered his career-high seventh blown save of the season. He was one out from recording his 36th save in 42 chances before giving up a double to Carlos Quentin and a game-tying single to Ramon Castro.

 

Papelbon grazed Manny Ramirez on the right arm in the eighth inning in the first-ever encounter between the former teammates. The Red Sox open a three-game series against American League wild card-leading Tampa Bay on Monday at Fenway Park. 

 

Victor Martinez drilled a two-run, go-ahead homer off starter Mark Buehrle in the seventh...

09/05/2010 - 4:23pm
Patriots cut ILB Tyrone McKenzie

The Patriots announced Sunday afternoon they have released linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. In addition, they verified the acquisitions of Jarrad Page and linebacker Tracy White in separate trades, as well as the fact they were awarded tackle Steve Maneri off waivers from Houston. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.
 


09/05/2010 - 4:06pm
Bill Lee picks up the win for Rox

Pitching for the Brockton Rox of the independent Cam-Am League, 63-year-old Bill Lee allowed just two runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Worcester Tornadoes in the teams' regular-season finale, Sunday afternoon, earning the win in the process. Lee -- who also went 0-for-3 at the plate -- allowed five hits, striking out one and not walking a batter. The lefty, whose last appearance in the major leagues came in 1982, left the game with the Rox holding a 5-2 lead. Brockton finished with a 7-3 victory over Worcester, which called upon former Red Sox first-round pick Rick Asadoorian to pitch a scoreless eighth. For more baseball coverage see the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/05/2010 - 3:26pm
Pats' practice squad starts to take shape

The following players have been confirmed as members of the Patriots' practice squad: Offensive tackle Steve Maneri and safety Sergio Brown. In addition, reports indicate that outside linebacker Shawn Crable, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and wide receiver Darnell Jenkins have also cleared waivers and will join the Patriots practice squad.

For more Patriots updates, check weei.com.
 


09/05/2010 - 12:23pm
Lineups: No Manny for series finale

Manny Ramirez will not start in the series finale on Sunday at Fenway Park as Paul Konerko starts as the designated hitter for the White Sox against Red Sox righty Josh Beckett. 

 

Here are the lineups for Sunday's contest: 

White Sox: Pierre LF, Vizquel 3B, Rios CF, Konerko DH, Quentin RF, Pierzynski C, A. Ramirez SS, Kotsay 1B, Beckham 2B, Buehrle LHP

 

Red Sox: McDonald RF, Lowrie 2B, Martinez C, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Lowell 1B, Hall LF, Navarro SS, Kalish CF and Beckett RHP

 

For more on Sunday's finale and notes, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com/redsox. 


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