Red Sox starter John Lackey retired the first eight batters he faced Monday but ended up allowing five runs over 6 2/3 innings in the team's 9-6 loss to the Indians. He struck out three of the first six Cleveland batters to come to the plate, and said after the game that his five earned runs were too many given how well he was going.
"I felt really strong. I started off well. My arm felt good, and I was locating well, really established in pretty well on some left-handers," Lackey said. "I made a couple of mistakes early on that kind of cost me. I felt like I had better stuff and felt better than to give up that many runs, for sure."
Lackey did not factor into the decision Monday, though he had opportunities to better position himself for his 10th win. He relinquished a pair of leads over the course of the game, allowing a Michael Brantley RBI double in the top of the third to tie the game at one and later allowing...
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of two-run home runs - including the go-ahead blast off Daniel Bard - to lead the Indians to a 9-6 win over the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Jason Kipnis also starred for the Indians with a single, double and solo homer in the ninth. With the Yankees beating the White Sox, 3-2, Monday in Chicago, the Red Sox lead in the AL East is down to one game.
After retiring the first eight batters he faced, Sox starter John Lackey was spotty, giving up five runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He surrendered back-to-back homers to Cabrera and Travis Hafner in Cleveland's three-run sixth as the Indians took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth.
But the Red Sox rallied when Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a two-run broken bat homer down the right field line. Saltalamacchia got a good swing and as he did, part of his bat splintered down the first base line....
The Patriots have released quarterback Jonathan Crompton, according to a league source. Crompton, a 6-foot-4, 228-pounder who was signed to the Patriots practice squad last November, has not taken a snap in a game for New England. A fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2010 out of Tennessee, he threw for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior with the Vols. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Late Monday afternoon, the Patriots have announced the practice schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday, with a 1:30-4:30 practice on Tuesday afternoon on the fields behind Gillette Stadium and a 6:30-9 p.m. practice on Wednesday inside Gillette Stadium for season ticket holders only. For more updates, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced Monday that newly-acquired lefty Erik Bedard will make his Red Sox debut on Thursday in the series finale against the Indians at Fenway Park.
"Bedard will pitch Thursday," Francona said. "That way we can back up Lester and give him an extra day. So everybody slides back a day. We don't have a day off till we leave and go to Seattle. Up to that point, we'll stick with six starters."
Francona added that he will have Andrew Miller in the bullpen on Thursday to back up Bedard, who just came off the disabled list after a knee injury. Bedard, who is 4-7 with a 3.45 ERA, lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and five earned runs last Friday in a start against Tampa Bay. He walked four and struck out just two in his first start since late June. For that reason, Francona said he will go with Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Tim Wakefield, John Lackey, Andrew Miller and Bedard in the...
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Tim discussed the Pats 10-0 start.More from this show
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about last night's Patriots win, the inadvertent whistle, making officials accountable for mistakes, and Ray Lewis' ignorance about Bill Belichick.More from this show
Gene Steratore's crew had a rough time in Foxboro on Monday night, and the lowest moment came when an inadvertent whistle cost the Patriots a possible touchdown.More from this show
Danny Amendola went down last night with a knee injury last night. He'll get an MRI today, but in the meantime, the guys discuss who will have to step up as yet another skill position player gets injured.More from this show