In many respects, the outcome was secondary. Once Jon Lester left Tuesday night's game after four no-hit innings due to a strain of his left latissimus dorsi muscle, the status of the starter immediately assumed foremost importance for the Red Sox.
Even so, on a night when Lester's injury was the defining event, the Sox staff sustained the dominance that the starter began against the Blue Jays. Three relievers -- Matt Albers (2 innings), Franklin Morales (1 inning) and Daniel Bard (1 inning) -- kept Toronto off the board for the next 12 outs, and Jonathan Papelbon survived a rocky ninth to complete a 3-2 victory.
The Sox carried a no-hitter into the sixth, when Albers walked Corey Patterson with two outs and then allowed Jose Bautista to pull a grounder through the left side of the infield. But Patterson was picked off by Albers when he broke too soon for third, ending the first Jays threat of the night.
Papelbon inherited a 3-0 lead in the...
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who is out of the lineup on Tuesday in the aftermath of getting hit by a pitch at the top of his back on Monday, expects to return to the lineup on Wednesday. He said that he is experiencing tightness and soreness running from his back up to his head, but that he's not experiencing a headache that might suggest concussion-like symptoms.
"I’ll be good to go tomorrow. From what they said, too. Game 7 of the World Series, I’d get out there and do it. It’s more along the precautionary where, if I go out there and I’m tight, it might tighten up more and you might have to take another day off. We don’t want to do that," Youkilis said. "It’s not like a serious headache or anything. It’s a muscle-type thing, just tightness going up through my head. The trainers have said I’ll be good to go. It’s basically swelling and tightness in the muscles. It...
The Red Sox sent outfielder Mike Cameron and cash to the Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. The Sox designated the 38-year-old for assignment last Thursday after he hit .149 with a .212 OBP, a .266 slugging mark, a .477 OPS and three homers in 33 games this year.
Cameron was hampered in 2010 after he suffered a tear in his abdominal wall at the start of the season after signing a two-year, $15.5 million deal with the Sox. He played through immense pain, appearing in 48 games and hitting .259 with a .729 OPS, but required season-ending surgery in the offseason.
After the Sox signed Carl Crawford this past offseason, Cameron was expected to be an important bench contributor as a right-handed outfielder who could complement the Sox' three left-handed starting outfielders as well as DH David Ortiz. But he struggled in his first foray into part-time work, resulting in his being designated for assignment last week...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli didn't want to spend much of Joe Corvo's introductory conference call discussing the loss of Tomas Kaberle, but did admit that there was a connection between the B's losing their puck-mover to Carolina and trading for the man Kaberle replaced on the Hurricanes.
"They are connected to a certain degree," Chiarelli said. "We had some talks with Tomas and with his agent. I think one of the stumbling blocks was term, and I can completely respect why Tomas would want some form of term. We weren't able to reach common ground in that respect, and I've been nibbling at this opportunity for a bit to acquire Joe. It came down to maybe Carolina was going to sign Tomas."
The Hurricanes inked Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million deal, meaning he did not take a pay cut from the $4.25 million cap hit over the course of his previous deal. Corvo is in the final year of his current contract, and the 34-...
On Tuesday, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was named American League Player of the Month for June.
Gonzalez had a batting average of .404 in 25 June games, with a slugging percentage of .707 and an on-base percentage of .478. His 25 RBI for the month tied Mark Teixeira for most among all AL players.
For the season, Gonzalez tops all AL players with a .348 batting average, 75 RBI, 28 doubles, 202 total bases and 120 hits.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.More from this show
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.More from this show