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08/25/2010 - 4:21pm
Beckett back in form in Gm 1 win

Marco Scutaro had two hits and Daniel Nava had a key two-run single in a four-run sixth inning as the Red Sox beat the Mariners, 5-3, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday at Fenway Park. Game 2 is scheduled for 7:10 as the Red Sox send Jon Lester up against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. 

 

Former Red Sox righty David Pauley [2-5] retired the first nine batters he faced before Scutaro opened the fourth with a double down the left field line. Josh Beckett [4-3] pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, allowing just a leadoff infield single to Ichiro Suzuki and a walk over the first six innings. He surrendered a pair of long home runs to right in the seventh, one to Russell Branyan and a two-run blow by Casey Kotchman to make it a one-run game. The Red Sox, who won their fourth straight to improve to 73-54, picked up an insurance run in the eighth on a Darnell McDonald RBI single. 

 

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a...

08/25/2010 - 3:44pm
Report: Manny placed on waivers
By: DJ Bean

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Dodgers have placed outfielder Manny Ramirez on waivers. Should he be claimed, that team would have 48 hours to work out a deal with the Dodgers.

 

Multiple outlets have reported that the White Sox intend to claim Ramirez, who is hitting .306/.396./.497 with eight homers and 39 runs batted in this year in 63 games. After spending his first eight seasons in Cleveland, Ramirez played parts of eight years in Boston before being traded to the Dodgers at the 2008 trade deadline.


08/25/2010 - 2:00pm
Tiger: 'My actions' led to divorce

Tiger Woods met the media Wednesday, just two days after his divorce to Elin Nordegren was finalized. The world's No. 1 ranked golfer was asked about Nordegren's comments in this week's People Magazine. In the People interview, Nordegren said that she "has been through hell" over the last 10 months and was "blindsided" when she learned about Woods' multiple martial infidelities.

 

"I wish her the best in everything," said Woods, who is readying to play in The Barclays this week, the first round of the PGA FedEx Cup playoffs. "You know, it's a sad time in our lives. And we're looking forward to -- in our lives and how we can help our kids the best way we possibly can. And that's the most important thing."

 

Woods was asked if he has any regret over what happened during the course of his marriage.

 

"My actions certainly led us to this decision...

08/25/2010 - 12:34pm
Sox game expected to start on time

The Red Sox have announced that the first game of Wednesday's day-night double header is expected to start on time, at 1:35 p.m. As of one hour before the scheduled start of the game, the grounds crew was in the process of removing the tarp from the field.


08/25/2010 - 11:40am
Francona: 'I think' Pedroia will be back

Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley Show Wednesday. He was first asked if he thought the Sox and Mariners would be able to play Wednesday's scheduled doubleheader with the prospect of continued inclement weather.

 

"We are getting a better forecast," said Francona. "I know it's ugly out there right now but it sounds like in the couple of hours that most of this stuff will be out of here and we're going to play. As the day progresses, I think we're going to be OK."

 

Francona was asked about Dustin Pedroia and the perception that he was perhaps brought back too quickly. The All-Star second baseman missed 45 games after breaking his left foot in June. He came back on August 17 and played just two games before returning to the DL with soreness in the same foot.

 

"I think it was pretty well documented," said Francona of the process...

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