ARLINGTON, Texas -- With left-hander Matt Harrison on the mound for the Rangers, the Red Sox will have Carl Crawford hit seventh in the lineup on Sunday. In his first two contests as a member of the Sox, Crawford has yet to hit a ball out of the infield, going 0-for-7 with four strikeouts.
The Sox have also made a couple of lineup substitutions against Harrison. Jed Lowrie will get his first start of the year at shortstop in place of Marco Scutaro, while Darnell McDonald will start in right field, with J.D. Drew getting the day off.
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Red Sox dropped a 12-5 decision to the Rangers Saturday night, in large part because of the rough outing turned in by starter John Lackey. The Sox' righty experienced a horrific outing in his 2011 debut, giving up nine runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings.
The biggest blow against Lackey came from former Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre, who broke the game open in the fourth inning with a grand slam. The homer, which was one of four for Texas on the night, keyed a six-run frame for the hosts.
Texas starter Colby Lewis got the win for the Rangers, giving up three runs over six innings. The Red Sox had jumped out to a 2-1 lead over Lewis and the Rangers in the second inning thanks to David Ortiz' second home run in as many games, this one a two-run job which drove in Adrian Gonzalez (3-for-5).
Red Sox reliever Dan Wheeler also struggled after coming on in relief for Lackey, giving up home runs to both Nelson Cruz and...
Butler and the University of Connecticut will face off in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Monday night in Houston after each won their respective semifinal match-ups Saturday night.
UConn advanced thanks to a 56-55 victory over Kentucky, which stormed back from a 10-point halftime deficit. Kemba Walker once again led the way for the Huskies, scoring 17 points to go with seven assists. Jeremy Lamb also pitched in with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
Kentucky made it close, gaining possession with 16.6 seconds remaining after collecting a loose ball and proceeding to call timeout while trailing by two. But DeAndre Liggins' three-pointer with six seconds left bounced off the rim, paving the way for two free throws from UConn's Napier sealed the win for the Huskies. Brandon Knight of the Wildcats nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it could only bring John Calipari's team within one.
For the second straight year, Butler advanced to the...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- David Ortiz stands alone as the greatest run producing DH of all time.
With a two-run homer in the second inning and an RBI groundout in the fourth, Ortiz ran his career total as a DH to 1,004. That pushed him one RBI past Edgar Martinez for the most ever by a designated hitter.
Ortiz is a five-time winner of the Edgar Martinez Award, honoring the top designated hitter in the majors. But, perhaps of even greater significance for Ortiz is that he is enjoying success to start the 2011 season, having hit his second homer after two games -- something he didn't do until the Sox' 24th game of 2010, and until their 56th game in 2009.
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Just minutes after clinching their second Northeast crown in three seasons, Bruins winger Brad Marchand made it clear the team still has a significant goal to accomplish before the playoffs - finishing first in the East.
"That'd be huge," said the rookie Marchand, who claimed the team's "Seventh Player Award" before a 3-2 win against the Thrashers Saturday. "We talked about that in between periods. We know that standings aren't set yet. We want to do whatever we can to catch that first place. We're going to battle every game from here on out We do have a chance at catching them so we're going to try."
"It's what a lot of teams obviously battle for so glad that that's out of the way," added coach Claude Julien. "We just have to keep playing and playing to win our next games and see where we end up."
The win gives the Bruins 99 points, two points behind second-place Washington and...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
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Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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