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09/19/2010 - 4:16pm
Fond farewell: Lester wins 18th

In what was likely his final home start this season, Jon Lester allowed just four hits and struck out four while Victor Martinez and J.D. Drew homered to lead the Red Sox over the Blue Jays, 6-0, Sunday at Fenway Park.

 

Lester [18-8] also walked four but pitched out of several jams to lower his ERA to 3.07 on the season. He needs two wins in his final two starts to become the first Red Sox lefty 20-game winner since Mel Parnell in 1953.

 

Martinez broke a scoreless tie in the fourth when he homered to right on an 0-2 pitch from starter and loser Shaun Marcum [12-8]. The Red Sox broke the game open in the next inning when they scored five times to chase Marcum and race out to a 6-0 lead. J.D. Drew led the explosion with a two-run homer to deep right, his 19th of the season.

 

Lester, who threw 112 pitches, 68 strikes, is scheduled to start this Saturday at Yankee Stadium and the following Thursday at...

09/19/2010 - 3:45pm
Report: Mankins will play last six weeks

New England's Pro Bowl offensive lineman Logan Mankins will return to the Patriots in time to play the final six games and get an "accrued NFL season," according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Mankins, a restricted free agent, has been looking for a new deal somewhere in the neighborhood of the contracts signed by Jets center Nick Mangold (seven years, $55 million) and Saints offensive lineman Jahri Evans (seven year, $56.7 million). According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mankins and the Patriots were close to a deal recently, but things fell apart soon after when Mankins refused to apologize publicly to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.


09/19/2010 - 3:04pm
Edelman active for Jets game

The following Patriots are inactive for Sunday's game: Taylor Price, Terrence Wheatley, Dane Fletcher, Steve Maneri, Quinn Ojinnaka, Brandon Deaderick, Nick Kaczur and Danny Woodhead. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
 


09/19/2010 - 12:54pm
Red Sox lineup: Beltre sits with sore wrist

Following a visit to Mass General on Sunday morning, the Red Sox have decided to sit third baseman Adrian Beltre for Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays. Beltre injured his left wrist diving for a grounder off the bat of John McDonald in the fourth inning. He stayed in the game. 

 

Sunday's lineups for the Red Sox: 

Kalish CF

Drew RF

Martinez C

Ortiz DH

Lowell 1B

Lowrie SS

Hall 2B

Nava LF

Navarro 3B

Lester P

 

For more, visit the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/19/2010 - 7:44am
Patriots recap: Getting ready for the Jets

The Patriots, fresh off a Week 1 win over the Bengals (and Randy Moss' pointed post-game press conference), will now head to the Meadowlands to take on the Jets in Week 1. Here is everything that has happened leading into Sunday's game, and what you might need to know to prepare for the big game:

 

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