Excuse me for a second while I channel my inner bizzarro John Sterling ... YANKEES LOSE, THEEEEEEEE YANKEES LOSE!! The Yankees have officially squandered their once 10-game lead in the AL East to the Orioles following a 5-2 loss to the Rays Tuesday night. Baltimore now is tied with New York atop the division.
In Wednesday's Mashup we have reaction from the Bombers, Rex Ryan talking job security, and much more.
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The Red Sox snapped their seven-game losing streak Tuesday night thanks to a 4-3 win over the Mariners in Seattle.
Keying the victory -- the Sox' first on their West Coast road trip -- was a three-run home run off the bat of Cody Ross in the sixth inning. The Red Sox then capped a four-run frame with Ryan Lavarnway's first homer of the season, a solo shot over the left-field fence.
Earning the win was Sox starter Jon Lester, who allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out four and walking two. Teaming up to pitch three scoreless innings of relief were Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa, Vicente Padilla and Andrew Bailey. Bailey picked up his second save of the season, stranding the game-tying run (Eric Thames) at third.
The Red Sox pounded out 10 hits while managing to go just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Earning two hits apiece for the Sox were Dustin Pedroia and James Loney.
According to The Boston Globe, the Patriots signed former Dolphins running back Lex Hilliard and cut former Boston College offensive lineman Matt Tennant.
Hilliard, a sixth-round pick of the Dolphins, has 39 carries in his career, all for Miami. He has rushed for a total of 130 yards with two touchdowns. Hilliard signed with the Vikings in March but was released.
Tennant's stint with the Pats was short, as he was claimed off waivers from the Saints on Saturday. The center was drafted by New Orleans in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.
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Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Bill Belichick discussed the upcoming season and the Patriots' roster as the Pats prepare for their season-opener Sunday in Tennessee.
With the first game just five days away, there has yet to be a resolution to Brian Waters' situation. The two-time All-Pro guard is under contract for the season but has yet to report to the team and is therefore on the reserve/did not report list. Asked whether it's possible that Waters could play for the Pats this season, Belichick didn't say much but left the door open.
"Is it possible? I mean, I guess. I don't know," the coach replied.
The Pats had to part ways with a pair of former Super Bowl champions in Deion Branch and Dan Koppen in order to get their roster down to 53 players last week. Belichick admitted that it's tougher saying goodbye to players he won championships with than making a normal cut.
File this one under the category of due diligence: The Patriots will kick the tires on recently released tight end Kellen Winslow, according to Pro Football Talk. Winslow, who was released Saturday by the Seahawks, has been in the league for eight seasons -- five with the Browns and three with the Buccaneers. His best season came in 2007 with the Browns, when he had 82 catches for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns.
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Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour 4. Kirk and Gerry discuss how players from bad teams can come to New England and win.
Hour 2. Albert challenges Kirk and Gerry. Headlines with Kirk covers the Women's March.
Tim Hasselbeck joins the show.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a Patriots Monday after a Patriots AFC Title game win and a Tom Brady appearance with Kirk & Gerry.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Tom Brady joins the show the morning after winning the AFC championship for the seventh time. Brady talks about the upcoming Super Bowl and his call to President Donald Trump.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.More from this show
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.More from this show
Hour 1. The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl, which means Kirk and Gerry are going to Houston. Tom Brady joins the show.More from this show
Pete goes on an impassioned rant about the Boston Bruins management and ownership amid rumors that the team would be announcing the firing of Claude Julien in coming days.More from this show