After they put up 14 runs in back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Red Sox had a more modest output on Friday. Even so, the lineup's eruption for five runs in the third inning proved more than adequate to power the Sox to a 6-3 win, the club's fourth straight.
Jacoby Ellsbury (solo shot) and Carl Crawford (two-run blast) both clubbed homers in the inning, their fourth and sixth four-baggers (respectively) of the 2011 season. That run support proved more than adequate for Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox pitching staff.
Wakefield (2-1, 4.14 ERA) allowed just two runs in seven innings, permitting five hits and two walks while striking out six, en route to his second victory of the year and the 195th of his career. He struck out two batters.
Daniel Bard followed by retiring the Tigers on just six pitches in the eighth inning. Jonathan Papelbon gave up a run in the ninth, but after allowing a single to Victor Martinez and run-...
Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks threw 14 pitches in a scoreless one-inning rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket, allowing a single while striking out a batter on a curveball. According to reports, his fastball touched 94 mph in his first game since May 1.
Though he'd been sidelined due to a slight biceps strain, Jenks had been struggling with his mechanics (and results) prior to his DL stint. He had a 1-2 record, 9.35 ERA and .333 opponents' batting average when he was placed on the disabled list.
That being the case, Jenks was able to take satisfaction both in his health as well as his ability to find his delivery during his brief rehab appearance.
"Out there today, I was able to make the adjustments quick," Jenks told the Providence Journal. "Even though I haven't been off the mound against hitters in a while, I was still able to make the...
Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim is out Tampa's lineup for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Bruins. Bergenheim missed Game 6 with an undisclosed lower body injury suffered in Game 5 of the series. Coach Guy Boucher said Friday mornign that it was "doubtful" Bergenheim would play in Game 7, though he did participate in team's warmup prior to the game.
Prior to suffering his injury, Bergenheim's nine goals led all postseason players. David Krejci and Martin St. Louis are tied for the lead with 10.
Red Sox starter John Lackey threw two simulated innings on Friday in Detroit, logging 40 total pitches and throwing his full complement of pitches. After the outing, the Red Sox said that Lackey was set to make a rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, in which manager Terry Francona told reporters that the right-hander was expected to throw somewhere in the vicinity of 70 pitches and four innings.
Lackey said that he felt better than he did before going on the disabled list for a strained right elbow and receiving a cortisone shot last week.
"I don't think I’ll ever get to the point where I don’t feel anything, but it definitely feels a whole lot better," Lackey told reporters. "I feel like I was finishing [pitches] a whole lot better."
Lackey, who is 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA, suggested that he is eager to see how he feels after his rehab start, but barring a setback, everything should be in line for...
The Red Sox, fresh off of back-to-back games in which they've scored 14 runs, could become the first team since the 1993 Tigers to achieve that feat in three straight contests on Friday. Coincidentally, the Sox are in Detroit, taking on the Tigers.
Regardless of what happens Friday, the Sox have already achieved a form of franchise history. The 14-2 victory against the Indians on Wednesday and the 14-1 victory in Detroit on Thursday marked the first back-to-back road wins by at least 12 runs in team history, according to Elias. Only one other team (the Mets in Aug. 2005 against the Diamondbacks) has accomplished that road feat.
Josh Reddick, who went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs on Thursday after a call-up from Triple-A Pawtucket, will remain in the lineup on Friday, with right fielder J.D. Drew missing his third straight game. Carl Crawford, who has collected four hits in back-to-back games, will remain in the sixth spot in the lineup....
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
We close out the day with the best in sound
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.