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07/30/2012 - 9:09pm
La Luna: Pedroia's moon shot leads Sox

Dustin Pedroia crushed a two-run homer over the Green Monster to break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth as the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 7-3, Monday night at Fenway, opening their 10-game homestand on a winning note. Boston's third straight win lifted them over the .500 mark at 52-51 on the season. 

Clay Buchholz (9-3) was very much in control, overcoming a leadoff homer to Austin Jackson and a wall ball double to Quintin Berry to start the game. 

The Red Sox responded immediately in the bottom of the first when Jacoby Ellsbury worked a walk on nine pitches. Carl Crawford tripled Ellsbury home to tie the game. Pedroia following with an RBI ground out to give the Red Sox their first lead of the night, 2-1. 

After the Tigers tied it, 2-2, on a triple by Omar Infante and a single by Miguel Cabrera, Buchholz settled into a groove, retiring 10 straight batters. He then watched as Carl Crawford walked to open the sixth. Pedroia...

07/30/2012 - 4:54pm
Bobby V: Ortiz slightly behind schedule

Bobby Valentine hinted Monday that he is hopeful that slugger David Ortiz could return from a strained right Achilles injury by the end of the week, despite a setback over the weekend in his strength and conditioning program. Ortiz told ESPN that he could not complete agility drills for his feet and instead had to take to running in a swimming pool for treatment and therapy on his right foot. 

Ortiz, who leads the Red Sox in homers (23) and slugging (.609) and OPS (1.015), injured himself on July 16 while rounding second base on an eighth-inning, go-ahead homer by Adrian Gonzalez. He was placed on the disabled list the next day and is eligible to come off on Wednesday.

"I don't know if it was ever on goal," Valentine said of Ortiz coming off the DL after 15 days. "Whenever he's ready. He's running in the pool and we'll take it from there. He's not far away but I don't know that Wednesday is the magical day but it will be...

07/30/2012 - 4:21pm
Bobby V: 'I see more holes on other teams'

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine went a step beyond trying to assure his current players as they approach Tuesday afternoon's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. He said before Monday's game with the Tigers that he not only likes his team, he sees more weaknesses in the teams they are playing than his own club. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington had been rumored to be trying to move Josh Beckett before the trade deadline, in addition to mulling other offers to improve the roster. 

"I like my team," Valentine said. "I think we're a good team. If there's anyway Ben thinks we can improve it for this year and beyond, I'm sure he's going to do that. But this is a good group of guys. I don't see any gaping holes. I see more holes on the other teams than I see on ours."

Sources told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford Monday that a potential Beckett trade to Texas died after talks between the two teams over the weekend. As for his own status heading...

07/30/2012 - 3:49pm
Source: Beckett-to-Rangers deal dead
By: DJ Bean

According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, citing a major league source, the proposed deal that would send Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett to the Rangers is dead. Bradford tweeted the following on Monday afternoon:

"Source: Beckett to Rangers not happening. Deal is currently dead."

Beckett had recently been linked to the Rangers and Braves in trade rumors, but WEEI.com reported Monday that the Braves were not in the mix for the 32-year-old.

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.


07/30/2012 - 2:58pm
Beckett: 'I've got nothing' for media
By: DJ Bean

The subject of recent trade talks, Josh Beckett politely declined media inquiries about trade speculation prior to Monday's game, telling reporters, "I've got nothing for you guys."

The right-hander's name has been mentioned in trade rumors recently, with the Rangers and Braves among the teams linked to the two-time World Series champion.

Beckett, 32, has is 5-9 this season with a 4.57 earned run average. He has two years remaining on his contract after this season.

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.


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