The Red Sox suffered one of their ugliest losses of the season when the White Sox scored twice with two outs to tie the game off closer Jonathan Papelbon before Gordon Beckham walked with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep with a 7-5 win on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Papelbon threw a career-high 48 pitches and suffered his career-high seventh blown save of the season. He was one out from recording his 36th save in 42 chances before giving up a double to Carlos Quentin and a game-tying single to Ramon Castro.
Papelbon grazed Manny Ramirez on the right arm in the eighth inning in the first-ever encounter between the former teammates. The Red Sox open a three-game series against American League wild card-leading Tampa Bay on Monday at Fenway Park.
Victor Martinez drilled a two-run, go-ahead homer off starter Mark Buehrle in the seventh...
The Patriots announced Sunday afternoon they have released linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. In addition, they verified the acquisitions of Jarrad Page and linebacker Tracy White in separate trades, as well as the fact they were awarded tackle Steve Maneri off waivers from Houston. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.
Pitching for the Brockton Rox of the independent Cam-Am League, 63-year-old Bill Lee allowed just two runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Worcester Tornadoes in the teams' regular-season finale, Sunday afternoon, earning the win in the process. Lee -- who also went 0-for-3 at the plate -- allowed five hits, striking out one and not walking a batter. The lefty, whose last appearance in the major leagues came in 1982, left the game with the Rox holding a 5-2 lead. Brockton finished with a 7-3 victory over Worcester, which called upon former Red Sox first-round pick Rick Asadoorian to pitch a scoreless eighth. For more baseball coverage see the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox.
The following players have been confirmed as members of the Patriots' practice squad: Offensive tackle Steve Maneri and safety Sergio Brown. In addition, reports indicate that outside linebacker Shawn Crable, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and wide receiver Darnell Jenkins have also cleared waivers and will join the Patriots practice squad.
For more Patriots updates, check weei.com.
Manny Ramirez will not start in the series finale on Sunday at Fenway Park as Paul Konerko starts as the designated hitter for the White Sox against Red Sox righty Josh Beckett.
Here are the lineups for Sunday's contest:
White Sox: Pierre LF, Vizquel 3B, Rios CF, Konerko DH, Quentin RF, Pierzynski C, A. Ramirez SS, Kotsay 1B, Beckham 2B, Buehrle LHP
Red Sox: McDonald RF, Lowrie 2B, Martinez C, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Lowell 1B, Hall LF, Navarro SS, Kalish CF and Beckett RHP
For more on Sunday's finale and notes, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com/redsox.
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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
ESPN's John Buccigross joined the show to discuss how to fix the Bruins.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the latest with the Sony hackers.
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.
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