CHICAGO -- The Red Sox dropped a 5-4 decision to the White Sox Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, but had already been eliminated from postseason consideration even before the completion of the defeat, thanks to the Yankees' 6-1 win over the Blue Jays. It is the 15th time in the past 16 years New York has qualified for the playoffs, while marking just the second time since 2003 that the Sox haven't made the postseason.
The game was lost for the Red Sox in the ninth inning when Dayan Viciedo singled in Juan Pierre with two outs, with reliever Matt Fox on the mound for the Red Sox. Fox had come on for Michael Bowden, who left with runners on second and third.
The Red Sox, who still have five games to play in the 2010 season, got home runs from J.D. Drew and David Ortiz, along with a solid pitching performance by starter John Lackey. The White Sox, however, were able to finally eliminate the Red Sox' lead by notching a...
In the first of two preseason games with Washington, the Bruins lost to the Capitals, 3-2, on Tuesday night. The team will travel back to Boston, where they will play a home game vs. the Capitals at TD Garden on Wednesday before departing for Europe, where they will finish the preseason and open the regular season with the Coyotes.
Nolan Schaefer made 24 saves on the night but allowed all three goals in the losing effort. The Bruins hope to use Tim Thomas, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery, in net on Wednesday.
Jeremy Reich and Brad Marchand provided the scoring for the Bruins, with Mathieu Perrault, Alexander Semin, and Cody Eakin picking up the tallies for the Capitals.
For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.
CHICAGO -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Cleveland to repair what was classified by Sox manager Terry Francona as a 'pretty full tear' of a thumb ligament on the 25-year-old's left hand. The injury originally occurred while Saltalamacchia was playing for Triple A Oklahoma City in late July, just prior to being traded to the Red Sox. The operation was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham.
"He came through surgery fine," Francona said. "He did have a tear, a pretty full tear. It was repaired and a report will be written up. He's still in recovery, but everything came out, according to the doctor, fine."
It is expected that Saltalamacchia will be ready for the beginning of spring training. For more Red Sox news see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
The Boston Red Sox are still mathematically alive for the postseason and hope to delay playoff elimination yet again on Tuesday night when they continue their series against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. After their win on Monday night, the Sox are 5 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees for the AL wild card with six games remaining. Despite their slim chance of advancing to the postseason, the Red Sox have won four of their last five and nine of 14.
Marco Scutaro will sit out of Tuesday night's tilt, with Felipe Lopez making his Red Sox debut by batting ninth and playing second base. Eric Patterson will get his first start since Aug. 15, leading off and playing center field as Ryan Kalish gets the night off. Here is the starting lineup for the Red Sox on Tuesday night in Chicago:
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Celtics head coach Doc Rivers met with the media after the club's first practice of the season Tuesday at Salve Regina University. Rivers was asked about the comments made by Glen Davis at Media Day on Monday. The forward complained about not knowing what his role with the club will be this year, commenting, "No matter what I do, you know, I can play great, it's still not enough."
"I think he's living up to [The Big Baby moniker] again," Rivers said of Davis. "If Baby doesn't know what his role is by now, I guess he'll be sitting down a lot. It's just that simple."
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OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Rodney Harrison joined the show to discuss the Pats and Jets.
With multiple outlets reporting that the Celtics are in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks to trade Rondo, the guys react to the possible deal
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk Rex, the Jets, a tough divisional match-up, and what, if any scenario we could see the Patriots losing this one.
We tackle four athletes who left Boston and went on to bigger and better things.
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.More from this show
As we do every Wednesday, we re-visit some predictions that Chris made in anticipation of last week's game against Miami, and make some new ones about Sunday's match up with the New York Jets.More from this show