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04/14/2010 - 4:43pm
Lackey picks up first win as a Red Sox

John Lackey turned in his second solid outing in as many tries, giving up just two runs over 6 2/3 innings in leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Twins, Wednesday at Target Field. Helping pace the offense were Marco Scutaro, Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, and Jeremy Hermida, whose three-run double in the eighth inning to break the game open. Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth, walking two, but ultimately pitching a scoreless inning on the way to picking up his third save. Pedroia had on the only home run for the Red Sox, a solo shot in the fourth inning.


04/14/2010 - 4:26pm
Sox claim Luis off waivers from White Sox

The Red Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Santo Luis off waivers from the White Sox Wednesday and optioned him to Double A Portland. To make room for Luis on the 40-man roster the Sox transferred Jed Lowrie to the 60-day disabled list. The 26-year-old Luis has made two appearances this season, both coming with Chicago's Double A team in Birmingham, allowing one earned run in three innings. The right-hander spent the 2009 season with Single Winston-Salem, finishing 5-4 with 14 saves and a 4.34 ERA. He struck out 79 in 47 appearances. Luis led the Carolina League in '09 with 12.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and was fifth with a .227 opponent average against.

 


04/14/2010 - 2:09pm
NFL schedule to be announced Tuesday

NFL officials announced that the complete 2010 regular-season schedule will be announced Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NFL.com and the NFL Network. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


04/14/2010 - 11:57am
Number of teams inquiring about Pats' picks

FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday morning the Pats have received a “pretty decent” number of inquiries about their three second-round picks — the 44th, 47th and 53rd overall selections in the draft — but those phone calls haven’t surprised the New England coach.

“I’m not saying that anything will or won’t happen,” he said as part of a pre-draft press conference. “I think that’s pretty common at this point in the process, a week or so before the draft, where you start to talk to teams and try to get a feel for whether they would or wouldn’t be interested in moving a particular pick, just so that it expedites the process a little bit when you get to draft day and you only have … what is it — 15 minutes in the first round, 10 in the second, five in the third. Whatever round you’re talking about.

“You...

04/14/2010 - 11:40am
Belichick: Trades won't change our approach

FOXBORO — Much has been made about the Jets recent acquisition of wide receiver Santonio Holmes, as well as the Dolphins reported Wednesday morning trade for receiver Brandon Marshall. At his pre-draft press conference on Wednesday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if the recent moves that have been made within the division have an impact on New England’s overall draft strategy.

“Every team is going to improve by next weekend. Whatever teams draft and whatever moves they make, they’ll be a better team than they are right now. And that’s obvious,” Belichick said. “I think the big thing for us to focus on our team. We all know that teams make moves in the offseason to bring players on to their teams and how those work out, we ourselves don’t know until all the pieces come together and everything gets put in and you actually have a body of work to evaluate — preseason games,...

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