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08/12/2010 - 3:35pm
Papelbon blows save, Blue Jays walk off
By: DJ Bean

Jonathan Papelbon had his sixth blown save of the season and first in 25 career opportunities against the Blue Jays in a 6-5 loss in Toronto on Thursday.

 

The Blue Jays entered the inning trailing 5-2, but were able to muster four runs off Red Sox pitchers. John Lackey pitched eight-plus innings and allowed three runs on the day. Jose Bautista hit Lackey's 98th pitch to left for his 36th homer of the game. The shot made it a two-run game and chased Lackey from a start in which he gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out four.

 

Later in the inning, Edwin Encarnacion hit a game-tying two-run double off Papelbon and Fred Lewis hit a sacrifice fly to center off Daniel Bard to give the Blue Jays the walkoff win. Papelbon took the loss and fell to 4-5 on the season.

 

David Ortiz and Jed Lowrie each hit solo shots for the Red Sox in the loss. For the complete recap, see...

08/12/2010 - 10:09am
Sox lineup: Saltalamacchia set to catch

TORONTO — Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get his first start as a member of the Red Sox, catching John Lackey as the Red Sox look to complete a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday afternoon. Saltalamacchia made an appearance late in Wednesday night's game after being called up from Pawtucket, where he was assigned following his acquisition from the Rangers organization.

 

Here's the Red Sox lineup against Blue Jays left-hander Brad Mills:

 

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

Jed Lowrie, SS

Victor Martinez, 1B

David Ortiz, DH

Adrian Beltre, 3B

J.D. Drew, RF

Bill Hall, 2B

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

Darnell McDonald, LF

 

See the Red Sox-Blue Jays matchups at the Full Count blog. For more Sox news, check the...

08/12/2010 - 8:01am
Mets' K-Rod arrested for assaulting in-law

Following a scuffle with his father-in-law at Citi Field late Wednesday night, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was charged with third-degree assault, according to police.

 

The altercation resulted in Rodriguez' arrest and holding at the ballpark early Thursday, while his father-in-law landed in a hospital with a scraped face and a bump on his head.

 

Several security guards, as well as women and children, were around the the clubhouse after the Mets lost to the Rockies, 6-2, when Rodriguez' father-in-law was identified with a swelling over his right eyebrow. Rodriguez did not pitch in the loss, which dropped the Mets below .500.

 

Rodriguez, who signed a three-year, $37 million contract with the Mets after posting a record 62 saves with the Angels in 2008, is 4-2 with 25 saves and a 2.24 ERA this season.

 

He also maintains a has a history of lashing out in his span...

08/12/2010 - 7:49am
List: Memorable Patriots preseason moments

With the Patriots' first preseason game Thursday night, we decided to look back and dig up the most memorable moments in Patriots preseason history. We've got the good and the bad, the historic and the tragic. Check out the list at the LEEInks blog.


08/12/2010 - 7:45am
Mashup: Pavin clashes with golf reporter

Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin got into a heated confrontation with Golf Channel reporter Jim Gray Wednesday afternoon after denying Gray’s report that he guaranteed Tiger Woods a spot on the U.S. team. Following a press conference at which Pavin called Gray’s report “incorrect,” the two reportedly stood nose-to-nose and Gray called Pavin a liar, saying, “You’re going down.” Responded Pavin: “You’re full of it.”

 

Also in the news, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was arrested Wednesday night and charged with assaulting his father-in-law at the team’s family lounge following New York’s latest loss. It was the latest in a string of behavioral issues for K-Rod.

 

Read more about those stories, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


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