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04/13/2011 - 1:13am
Francona: Sox looking to play Lowrie

At a time when the Red Sox are struggling for offensive consistency, infielder Jed Lowrie has been red hot. The infielder was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles (both off of starter David Price) in the Sox' 3-2 loss to the Rays, and he is now hitting .438 this season. While Lowrie opened the year as a utility infielder, manager Terry Francona acknowledged after the game that he will try to find more playing time for the 26-year-old.

"He’s really swinging it," Francona said. "He’s having some pretty professional at-bats. That’s what we saw at the end of last year. ... When he’s swinging like this -- and we think he’s a good player -- but when he’s swinging like this, you probably look for ways to get him in there."

While Lowrie played third on Tuesday (with Kevin Youkilis serving as DH and David Ortiz sitting against Price), the most logical place for him to get more playing time would be in...

04/12/2011 - 10:07pm
Damon demons again: DH beats Sox

One night after collecting three hits, including a home run, Johnny Damon did it again to his former team with a clutch two-run, go-ahead single as the Rays edged the Red Sox, 3-2, Tuesday night at Fenway Park. David Price was dominant over 7 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and two runs and outdueling Red Sox starter Jon Lester. 

Darnell McDonald belted his first homer of the season on an 0-1 curveball from Price in the third to stake Lester to a 1-0 lead. Lester was cruising through four innings, striking out seven. But he allowed three straight one-out hits in the fifth before Sam Fuld hit a chopper to Adrian Gonzalez at first. Gonzalez chose not to tag Fuld and instead try to get the force out at the plate. The throw was late and Kelly Shoppach scored to tie the game. Damon followed with a single to center to give the Rays the lead. 

Lester got three double-play grounders Tuesday to help him finish seven innings, throwing 109 pitches...

04/12/2011 - 8:32pm
Bruins will have ninth overall pick
By: DJ Bean

The Devils won the NHL draft lottery Tuesday night, meaning they got to move up the maximum four spots from No. 8 to the fourth overall pick. Given that the team that won the lottery was already picking ahead of the Bruins, the B's, who have Toronto's first-round pick from the Phil Kessel deal, will remain at ninth overall.

For the second consecutive year, the Oilers will pick first overall. Edmonton selected Windsor (OHL) left wing Taylor Hall with the top pick last season. Edmonton general manager Steve Tambellini had tried to swing a deal with Boston to get the second overall pick as well in order to secure both Hall and Plymouth (OHL) center Tyler Seguin, but the B's kept the pick and selected Seguin. 

The rest of the top five has Colorado picking second followed by the Panthers, Devils and Islanders. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


04/12/2011 - 4:28pm
Francona: Our view of Dice-K hasn't changed

Though he referred to the six innings allowed by Daisuke Matsuzaka in the second inning on Monday night as "horrendous," Terry Francona told the media on Tuesday that it didn't alter how the Sox viewed the pitcher.

"I think if we do things like that, we'll set ourselves up for some mistakes," Francona said. "You can't do that."

After his two-inning, seven-run performance in the loss to Tampa Bay, Matsuzaka is 0-2 with a 12.86 ERA this season. 

To read more on why the Red Sox should stick with Matsuzaka -- for now -- click here. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.


04/12/2011 - 4:14pm
NFL unveils 2011 preseason schedule

Despite the labor uncertainty, the NFL announced its 2011 preseason schedule on Tuesday. The Patriots will host Jacksonville the weekend of Aug. 11-15 and the New York Giants the weekend of Sept. 1-2. They will travel to face Tampa Bay on Aug. 20 and Detroit on Aug. 27, with the game against the Lions set to start at 8 p.m. and be broadcast nationally on CBS.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


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