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09/02/2010 - 10:15pm
Beltre muscles up in win over O's

BALTIMORE -- Adrian Beltre clubbed his 25th homer of the year to kickstart a five-run second-inning that starter Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Red Sox bullpen made stand up in a 6-4 victory over the Orioles.


Beltre went deep for the second time in as many nights, this time crushing an offering from Orioles starter Brad Bergesen. In so doing, Beltre joined Alex Rodriguez as the only third basemen in the majors to hit at least 25 homers in four of the last five seasons. The Sox proceeded to bat around in the inning, the second time they'd done so in as many nights.


That seemed like more than enough for Matsuzaka (9-4), who cruised through five shutout innings. Though the right-hander stumbled in allowing four runs in the sixth, he nevertheless earned the win, as the Sox bullpen delivered 3 1/3 shutout innings. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 35th save, working his way out of a two-on, no-out jam by striking out...

09/02/2010 - 10:01pm
Empire building: Pats drop preseason finale

Tom Brady started and played the first two series of the game, completing 4-of-8 passes for 51 yards with a touchdown and an interception, as the Patriots lost their preseason finale to the Giants, 20-17, at the New Meadowlands Stadium Thursday night. 


After the Giants marched for an easy touchdown on the game's opening drive, Brady and the first-team offense looked sharp in responding, capping an eight-play, 45-yard drive with a 5-yard TD pass over the middle to Rob Gronkowski. Brian Hoyer, before coming out with a cut to his nose late in the game, finished 15-of-26 for 266 yards, including a 66-yard pitch-and-go to Darnell Jenkins to put the Patriots up 17-12.  


Rhett Bomar found Duke Calhoun for a 60-yard touchdown with 1:46 remaining to give the Giants the lead for good. 


The Patriots finished the preseason 2-2 with wins over the Saints and Falcons and losses to the Rams and Giants...

09/02/2010 - 5:50pm
State of emergency for Earl; Sox at risk?

According to The Associated Press, Hurricane Earl's arrival could mark the start of at least 24 hours of stormy, windy weather along the East Coast. Governor Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts. Much of New England should expect strong, gusty winds much like a nor'easter, along with fallen trees and downed power lines, forecasters said. "This is the strongest hurricane to threaten the Northeast and New England since Hurricane Bob in 1991," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center.


The Red Sox are scheduled to take on the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park, but Earl could make it very difficult for that game to be played. Be sure to check for consistent updates on the status of the game throughout Friday.


Get the latest news and track the storm as it moves up the East Coast by visiting our sister station's website,...

09/02/2010 - 5:35pm
Ricciardi: Sox must 'keep fighting'
By: DJ Bean

ESPN baseball analyst J.P. Ricciardi joined The Big Show and noted that despite the uphill climb the Red Sox face in their effort to make the playoffs, they have no choice but to focus on winning games.


"I think it just comes down to you compete," Ricciardi said. "You compete as much as you can, you put the best lineup out there that you can, and your object is to win as many games as possible. You just keep competing until they tell you it's done and you're out of it." 


Ricciardi added that playing the younger guys such as outfielder Ryan Kalish will remain beneficial, but "the bottom line is try to win every series and try to win every game and just keep fighting right until the end."


The Red Sox are currently 8 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and are seven behind the Rays for the wild card.


On the subject of White Sox outfielder/...

09/02/2010 - 4:55pm
Buchholz named AL Pitcher of Month

BALTIMORE -- On Thursday, Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for August.


Buchholz made six starts in August, finishing the month with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.03. For the season the right-hander has a 15-5 record and an AL-best 2.21 ERA. 


Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays was named the AL Player of the Month.


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