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06/30/2010 - 10:48pm
No relief for Sox in rout by Rays

The Red Sox saw their three-game winning streak come to its conclusion, as the twin menaces of an outstanding outing by Rays starter Matt Garza and an implosion by the Boston bullpen conspired to lead to a 9-4 win for the Rays at Fenway Park. Garza tossed seven-plus innings, allowing three runs (just one prior to the eighth, while the game was in balance) to help Tampa Bay snap its four-game losing streak against the Sox.

 

The Rays scored three times in the fourth against Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-3), but the real damage came against the Boston bullpen in the top of the eighth. The Sox trailed just 3-1 when Manny Delcarmen failed to retire any of the five batters he faced, allowing five runs on four hits and a walk. He has now given up nine runs on nine hits while recording just three outs in his last three appearances. The final runs charged to Delcarmen came when Ramon Ramirez yielded a three-run homer to Jason Bartlett. The Sox...

06/30/2010 - 8:04pm
Buchholz targets Saturday side session

Clay Buchholz threw on flat ground on Wednesday afternoon and said that he feels no physical problems stemming from his strained left hamstring. He has also experienced no setbacks from light jogging or other movements. He expects that he could end up paying catch off a mound in the coming days, and then, if all goes well, a normal bullpen session on Saturday to put him in line for a Monday start.

 

"It feels good," said Buchholz. "I first anticipated it being worse, then better, but everything – light jogs and with the movements, it’s been good."

 

For more team news, visit the Red Sox team page.


06/30/2010 - 7:58pm
Red Sox sign Milton native Rich Hill

The Red Sox have signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill, according to a team source. The left-hander, who hails from Milton, Mass., will join Triple-A Pawtucket.

 

Hill, 30, last pitched in the majors in 2009 with the Orioles. He has a 21-20 record and 4.87 ERA in parts of five big league seasons. His best year came as a starter with the Cubs in 2007, when he went 11-8 with a 3.92 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 195 innings.

 

But since then, Hill has struggled with his command, walking 58 in 77 innings while moving from the Cubs to the Orioles to the Cardinals and now the Red Sox. He has spent all of this season pitching for Triple-A Memphis (the Cardinals affiliate), primarily in relief. He had a 4-3 record and 4.30 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 46 innings, but with 30 walks.

 

News of Hill's signing was first reported by PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard (...

06/30/2010 - 4:29pm
Pedroia: 'Hey, we're winning games'
By: DJ Bean

Appearing on The Big Show on Wednesday with Lou Merloni and Rob Bradford, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia discussed the foot injury he suffered in San Francisco last Friday and how the team has responded to his trip to the DL.

 

"I've never missed a significant amount of time before, so it's kind of tough, but I'm going to get back in there as soon as possible," Pedroia said. 

 

The prognosis for Pedroia was that he would miss six weeks with the injury, but the 2008 AL MVP has confidence in him teammates as he tries to speed the process along. 

 

"They said two weeks on crutches, then in three weeks there going to take another CT scan to see how my bone's healing and then we'll go from there," Pedroia said. "We'll see where we're at. I'm anxious to get back, but the guys that are filling in right now are doing a great job for us. As long as we keep winning ball...

06/30/2010 - 3:20pm
Lineup: Patterson makes Sox debut

Eric Patterson, whom the Red Sox acquired on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics following the injury to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, will make his first appearance with his new club on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Patterson is batting second and playing left field, with Daniel Nava getting the night off.

 

For complete matchup information for tonight's game between the Sox and Rays, which will feature Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound against Matt Garza, click here.

 

RED SOX

 

Scutaro, 6

Patterson, 7

Ortiz, DH

Youkilis, 3

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Hall, 4

Varitek, 2

Cameron, 8

 

SP -- Matsuzaka


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