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06/20/2010 - 9:30pm
McDowell wins U.S. Open

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland edged Frenchman Gregory Havret by one stroke on Sunday to become the first European to win the U.S. Open in 40 years. McDowell shot a 3-over 74 on a difficult Sunday at Pebble Beach to finish at even-par 284 for the tournament and win by one. Ernie Els finished third at 2 over, while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were tied for fourth, three shots back.
 


06/20/2010 - 9:24pm
Sox draftee Ranaudo strong in Cape League

Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, selected out of LSU by the Red Sox with their third pick (No. 39) of the 2010 draft, delivered an impressive performance in his debut for Brewster of the Cape League on Sunday. The 20-year-old threw four innings for Brewster, allowing one hit and one unearned run while walking a batter and striking out three. One observer said that his fastball was regularly clocked at 90-92 mph.

 

Ranaudo is pitching in the Cape League in part to demonstrate his health as he prepares for negotiations with the Sox. Ranaudo was viewed as perhaps the top college pitcher in the country entering this year, but his draft stock sank due to injuries that played a part in his disappointing performance as a junior. As such, he is trying to demonstrate through a healthy performance this summer that he deserves a bonus more in line with one of the elite players in the country.

 

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06/20/2010 - 6:08pm
Tito on Drew: Not 'remotely' DL situation

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he is hopeful that J.D. Drew will return from a mild hamstring strain on Tuesday night at Coors Field in Colorado, adding he doesn't believe the right fielder is headed for the disabled list. 

 

"I hope Tuesday's realistic," Francona said before Sunday's game. "If it's not, we won't do it. I think it's probably realistic to think it might work, that he might play. The good news is that I don't think anybody remotely thinks it's a DL. Stay away from him tonight, get day off [Monday] and see how he's doing. It's a big outfield in Denver. If he's healthy to play, he'll play, if not we'll make the adjustment like we always do."

 

For more, visit the Full Count blog. 


06/20/2010 - 5:53pm
Lineups: Nava hitting seventh vs. Kuroda
By: DJ Bean

Daniel Nava, who has seven RBI in as many games in the major leagues, will hit seventh as the Red Sox look to sweep the Dodgers and win their sixth game in a row. Clay Buccholz is aiming for his 10th victory while the Sox enter the game 1.5 games behind the Rays in the AL East.

 

RED SOX

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

5. Victor Martinez, C

6. Adrian Beltre, 3B

7. Daniel Nava, LF

8. Mike Cameron, CF

9. Darnell McDonald, RF

 

For more on the game, including batter/pitcher matchups, check the Full Count blog. 


06/19/2010 - 7:32pm
Pedey comes up big, Sox win again

Dustin Pedroia singled sharply to right field to score Daniel Nava with the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, for their fifth straight win and their seventh in eight games at Fenway Park. 

 

It was the first career regular season walk-off hit for Pedroia, who went 2-for-5, including the game-winner off flame-throwing righty Jonathan Broxton. 

 

Jonathan Papelbon (2-3) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win as the Red Sox overcame four errors for their 42nd win of the season. They conclude their nine-game homestand against interleague opponents with a Sunday night game at Fenway.

 

For more on the third walk-off win of the season for the Red Sox, visit Closing Time at the Full Count blog. ...

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