The Red Sox climbed out of last-place for the first time this season, improving to three games above .500 with a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays Saturday at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Leading the charge for the Sox was Nick Punto, whose three hits were one more than he had in the entire month of May. Included in Punto's offensive production was the visitors' only home run of the game, a solo shot in the ninth that punctuated the final score.
Earning the win was Red Sox' starter Felix Doubront, whose ERA stands at 3.75 after allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings. The left finished throwing 101 pitches (68 strikes), giving up seven hits (including two home runs), while striking out seven and walking one. Doubront was staked to an early lead thanks to the Red Sox' four-run second inning.
Matt Albers, Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves came on in relief to finish off the win for the Sox. Aceves pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save...
Dustin Pedroia took batting practice for the first time since being sidelined with a slightly torn muscle in the adductor muscle in his right thumb, Saturday at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
The plan is to evaluate how much swelling occurs after Saturday's batting practice session, and if the thumb is deemed OK Pedroia will conduct another round of BP Sunday.
The hope since an MRI showed the tear was for Pedroia to be in position to re-evaluated during Monday's off-day, with the chance of the second baseman returning to the Red Sox' lineup Tuesday against Baltimore.
While swing a bat Pedroia will wear a brace molded for his hand in the position it forms to when grabbing a bat. It also possesses a strip of foam material on the inside to cushion impact.
Pedroia initially injured the thumb on May 2 while fouling off a Ryan Cook pitch. X-rays after that game against Oakland showed no damage, but the subsequent MRI almost three...
Talking to MLB.com prior to the Red Sox' series-opening game against the Blue Jays, Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis said he is unfazed by the recent rumors suggesting he may be traded.
"You could get traded at any time," Youkilis said. "You're not better than the game. If you were better than the game, you would never be able to be traded. It's part of the business."
Youkilis appeared upset regarding the reaction of some toward him this season, while also going out of his way to praise the Red Sox fans.
"You can't worry about it. A lot of people hate and said some things around here. What are you going to do?" Youkilis said. "People have been hating here for a long time. And it's not fans. It's other people that hate all the time. What are you going to do? One day you're...
Adrian Gonzalez is back in right field for the Red Sox Saturday, marking the ninth game he has played in the outfield this season. The Sox carry a 6-2 mark with Gonzalez in right this season.
With Gonzalez in right field, Kevin Youkilis returns to the lineup to play first base, with Will Middlebrooks manning third base.
The Red Sox, who will start Felix Doubront on the mound, will go up against Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek. The righty won his last meeting with the Red Sox, April 10, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings. He carries a 4.55 ERA, having given up nine runs over three innings against the Rangers in his latest start. For all the matchups, click here.
The following is the Red Sox' lineup:
Daniel Nava LF
Mike Aviles SS
Adrian Gonzalez RF
An inspired and fired up Kevin Garnett let everyone know exactly how proud he was of the Celtics fan base that supported the team Friday night in their 101-91 win over the Heat Friday night at TD Garden in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics avoided falling behind 3-0 in the series and could tie the series on Sunday with another home-court win.
“It’s whatever, it’s desperation," Garnett said. "You know, at this point it's desperation, desperation basketball. Next game, Game 4, it's going to be even more. You have to anticipate them making adjustments, were going to make some adjustments. But the tenacity, the desperation has to be there. We're playing at home, we have to give it our all out and it will be out. The jungle was rockin’ tonight. I want to thank all the fans who came out. The [expletive] jungle was rockin’ tonight! I loved it. [Expletive] loved it.”
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
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.
In the fourth and final hour Curt Schilling discussed Ortiz and Betts as MVP candidates and gave his thoughts on Monday's debate.
The guys discussed Papi's MVP chances and a bizarre postgame show on NESN.
In two we play some of Rex Ryan's conversation with Julian Edelman and read about Gary Tanguay's appearance in the Herald during Headlines.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian listen back to David Price's bizarre interview with Trenni Kusnierick. Glenn and Lou think David Price is passive-aggressively lashing out at the Media. Christian thinks he's just being a good teammate by saying it's "Not about me."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian tell the true story of Gary Tanguay's walk-out yesterday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian watched last night's Red Sox AL East Champs celebration, and they love the new NESN, especailly the copious F-Bombs and "Party Gary" Striewski. Plus, Christian tries to get Producer Paul to try DMSO horse cream for his leg injury.
We talk Patriots, Bills and all things NFL (and even some Red Sox) with Peter King from SI/MMQB.
Dale, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the Sox clinching the AL East and the fashion in which it happened, which of course opened up the pandora's box about John Farrell and his decision making as Sox manager.
With the Sox officially in the playoffs, we look at four teams they could meet in the upcoming postseason.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Gerry Callahan and Jeff Kuhner react to the first presidential debate of this election season. Gerry is convinced Trump lost the first debate while Jeff thinks otherwise. Gerry and Jeff talk about what Trump needs to do better in the upcoming debates.
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.More from this show
K&C producers Ken Laird & Chris Curtis are joined by WEEI intern and Recap Show host Lucy Burdge to discuss another explosive Gary Tanguay appearance on the program that featured Tango's second walkout.More from this show
Gary stormed out of the studio for the second time in three months after he was labeled a bad father and a pedophile. His future at the station remains highly in doubt.More from this show