NEW YORK -- Jonathan Papelbon became the fastest player to accumulate 200 saves, Tuesday night, notching the save with a one-inning, one-run outing in the Red Sox' 6-4 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.
Papelbon reaches the milestone in 359 appearances, surpassing the previous mark set by Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who needed 382 games to make it to 200 saves.
"I'm' excited about it," said Papelbon, who struck out Alex Rodriguez -- the potential game-tying run -- to collect his 12th save of the season. "It's something that I take pride in. This game will definitely hold an extra little special something in my heart."
After the game, Papelbon went out of his way to credit the closer on the other side of the diamond Tuesday night, Rivera, in making the feat possible.
"I think I've said this 100 times, I've always called him the godfather. And that's what he is, he's the godfather of this role and the's the...
NEW YORK -- Bobby Jenks explained the back injury which forced him from his appearance at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night stemmed from muscle spasms that give him "fits every now and then." It is an injury, the pitcher said following the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Yankees, that first cropped up in the minor leagues and reappears sporadically.
"It's just from pitching," said Jenks, who left the game after throwing just four pitches in the seventh inning. "It's literally a muscle that's about this big, and I tore it a bunch of years ago. It's one of those things that just comes and goes every now and then. It's on my left side, right behind my left [scapula]."
Jenks said the plan is for him to receive an MRI Wednesday, although he views the procedure as nothing more than precautionary.
"I think it’s for their own benefit," Jenks said. "When this did happen, it acts up and then two or three days...
Dirk Nowitzki shook off illness and scored 10 points down the stretch to help lift Dallas to an 86-83 win over Miami Tuesday night and tie the NBA finals at two games each. The Mavericks went on a 21-9 run over the final 10 minutes to take the win, and were bolstered by Nowitzki, who ended up with 21 points on the evening. Dwyane Wade had 32 points for the Heat, but couldn't control the ball in an inbounds play with 6.7 seconds left. Miami's Mike Miller recovered, but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark. Game 5 is Thursday in Dallas.
NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a home run and the Red Sox never looked back, claiming a 6-4 win over the Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox (34-26) are now tied with the Yankees (33-25) for first-place in the American League East.
Ellsbury's homer set the stage for a three-run first inning against New York starter Freddy Garcia, who lasted just 1 2/3 innings. Also coming up with key hits in the first frame were Adrian Gonzalez, who tripled home Dustin Pedroia, and Kevin Youkilis (sacrifice fly). After the Yankees responded with one run in the first off Sox starter Jon Lester, the visitors came right back with another run in the second when Pedroia doubled in Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Lester rebounded from his worst start of the season, giving up three runs over six innings, striking out five and walking one. Relievers Bobby Jenks, Matt Albers, Daniel Bard, and Jonathan Papelbon closed it out for the Red Sox. Jenks...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks left his team's game with the Yankees in the seventh inning Tuesday night with what the Sox were classifying as back tightness.
The pitcher had thrown just four pitches after coming on for starter Jon Lester before summoning catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the mound. Saltalamacchia proceeded to call for Sox trainer Greg Barajas, who, along with Red Sox manager Terry Francona, escorted Jenks to the visitors' dugout.
Matt Albers replaced Jenks, immediately throwing a ball which resulted in a walk to New York batter Jorge Posada. The Yankees first baseman had worked a 3-1 count against Jenks before the pitcher's injury.
The appearance was Jenks' fourth since coming off the 15-day disabled list (biceps strain), having thrown 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his three previous outings. He last pitched Saturday, going 1 2/3 innings against Oakland.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.