David Ortiz capped a 3-for-4 day by slamming a go-ahead double off the center field wall in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Cody Ross reached base three times while blasting his second homer (this one a three-run shot) in as many days as the Red Sox claimed their third straight victory over the Rays, this one by a 6-4 count.
Ortiz had hits in each of his first three plate appearances (double, single, double) against Rays phenom Matt Moore, extending his streak of consecutive at-bats with a hit to seven (Ortiz had hits in each of his final four at-bats on Saturday). The streak ended when the DH was retired on a groundout to first in his final plate appearance, but Ortiz is now hitting .444 in nine games.
The Sox, who came back from their season-opening six-game roadtrip with just two homers, continued to flex their muscle at home. Ross smashed a three-run homer across Lansdowne Street in the second inning, and Mike Aviles went deep for the...
With Ray Allen already out for Sunday's game with the Bobcats because of a sore ankle, the Celtics will play without any of the Big Three as the team elected to leave Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in New York for their game Tuesday against the Knicks.
Coach Doc Rivers had hinted that he may rest some of his veterans with three games in three nights and five in six counting Wednesday's home game against the Magic. After opening the trip with a tough loss in Toronto, the Celtics were able to get back in the victory column on Saturday night against New Jersey.
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The Bruins' regulars stayed off the ice Sunday, as the team elected to rest up after playing overtime games Thursday and Saturday before Monday's Game 3 against the Capitals.
At Sunday's media availability, coach Claude Julien said that Tuukka Rask, who has missed the first two games of the series with an abdomen/groin injury, will make the trip to the nation's capital. Adam McQuaid (upper-body) will not.
"He’s not going to make the trip," Julien said. "He’s going to stay here and continue to get treatment because ight now he’s not ready to go on the ice, so he’s going to continue treatment. When he’s ready to start working out with the team then we’ll bring him with us."
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According to a report on soxprospects.com, pitcher Mark Prior worked out for the Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers on Saturday.
The 31-year-old Prior was a rising star nearly a decade ago, finishing third in NL Cy Young balloting for the Cubs in 2003 following a season that saw the right-hander post an 18-6 record with a 2.43 ERA and 245 strikeouts in 211 innings pitched. A series of shoulder injuries quickly followed, however, and Prior hasn't thrown a pitch in the major leagues since 2006. He didn't pitch at any level from 2007-09 and threw only 12 innings in each of the last two seasons while pitching for the Rangers and Yankees at the minor-league level.
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The Red Sox on Sunday designated pitcher Michael Bowden and catcher Luis Exposito for assignment. The moves were made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Nate Spears and Jason Repko, both recalled to the Red Sox on Sunday.
A first-round supplemental pick in 2005 (47th overall), Bowden had a 5.61 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 39 career appearances (two starts) with the Sox. The 25-year-old has pitched in Pawtucket in each of the last four seasons, posting a 3.27 ERA in 103 appearances.
Exposito - a 31st-round pick of the Sox in 2005 - played six minor league seasons in the Sox organization, batting .268 with an OPS of .744 in 1,848 at-bats. He was called up from Pawtucket to Boston last June but did not appear in a game.
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We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox starting pitcher about how it feels to be one of the veterans on the club as they head into the playoffs as AL East Champs
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.
In hour three Tomase, Callahan and Minihane discuss Trump's comments this morning on Fox and Friends as well as Big Papi's farewell weekend at Fenway.
Glenn, Lou and Christian joke around with audio from a grab-bag of topics, including David Ortiz driving for Lyft, Rex Ryan joining the Buffalo media conference call, and Jim Mora coming back with another great rant.
Red Sox President of Baseball Ops. Dave Dombrowski checks in with Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about what the playoff roster might look like, and to give the latest update on Pablo Sandoval.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about Jimmy Garoppolo & Jacoby Brissett, and talk about what he say from a day of practice and press conferences down at Gillette.
Vintage Rex today... while Belichick is deep in to game film and preparation, Rex is making practical jokes against Julian Edelman and getting testy with the Boston media.
John joins us from NY and tells us why he left Price in, what to expect from the rest of this Yankees series, and more.
Inspired by what should happen at Yankee Stadium tonight or tomorrow, we look at four other memorable moments in which the Red Sox clinched a playoff berth.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Gerry Callahan and Jeff Kuhner react to the first presidential debate of this election season. Gerry is convinced Trump lost the first debate while Jeff thinks otherwise. Gerry and Jeff talk about what Trump needs to do better in the upcoming debates.
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