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06/11/2010 - 9:54pm
Ortiz, Scutaro help Red Sox crush Phillies

David Ortiz had three hits and drove in four runs and Marco Scutaro also had three hits and scored twice as the Red Sox built a 12-0 lead after three innings and cruised to a 12-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the first interleague game at Fenway Park this season. 

 

The Red Sox had a season-high eight doubles, their most two-base hits since Aug. 18, 2006 against the Yankees.  The Red Sox scored five in the first off 47-year-old lefty Jamie Moyer, including three straight run-scoring doubles and a two-run homer by Mike Lowell. The Red Sox then added four more in the second and three more in the third, as Moyer lasted just one inning and allowed nine hits and nine runs. Victor Martinez raised his average to .301 with two hits, both doubles. 

 

The beneficiary of the offensive explosion was Red Sox starter John Lackey. The right-hander allowed six hits and two runs over seven innings to improve to 7-3....

06/11/2010 - 7:14pm
Report: Lowell's final days with Sox?

According to a tweet from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell could be in "his final days in Boston." Rosenthal says that the Sox are in talks with the Twins and Rangers and that the Angels are "hovering."

 

Lowell is in the Sox lineup at first base on Friday, in place of the injured Kevin Youkilis (back spasms). It is just Lowell's fourth start since May 17. On the year, he enters tonight hitting .225 with a .313 OBP, .651 OPS, homer and 10 RBI.

 

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06/11/2010 - 6:36pm
Beckett plans to throw Saturday

Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett said that he remains on track to begin throwing on Saturday, the first time that he will have done so since May 28. Beckett has been on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. In his attempt to throw a bullpen session on May 28, he felt discomfort in his right latissimus muscle that led the Sox to shut him down in his attempt to come back from the D.L. Beckett last pitched on May 18.


06/11/2010 - 5:23pm
Pats sign RB Clayton, release three

The Patriots announced Friday afternoon they have signed running back Thomas Clayton and released wide receiver Bryan Anderson, punter David King and quarterback Mike Teel. Clayton, a 5-foot-11, 222-pound running back from Kansas State, was originally drafted by San Francisco in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. After spending all of 2007 on the San Francisco practice squad, he spent the first 14 weeks of 2008 as part of that unit until being signed to the active roster for the final two games of the season. He spent the 2009 season on injured reserve after getting injured during the preseason. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


06/11/2010 - 5:02pm
McHale on Big Show: 'Let them play'
By: DJ Bean

Former Celtic, NBA Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Kevin McHale joined The Big Show on Friday. In addition to singing coach Doc Rivers' praises and discussing his own ambitions to coach again, McHale spoke out against the officiating the NBA finals thus far.

 

"I think there were calls both both ways," McHale said of the officiating in Game 4, a 96-89 Celtics win. "Just strange calls, like, 'Why are you calling that? Let it go. Why are you calling that three-second (violation)? Why are you blowing your whistle at this time?' There's a little tap and they blow the whistle. I'm just thinking, 'Let them play.' 

 

"There was more flow to the game [than in prior games], but still, if it's a foul, make it be a real foul. If it's 50-50, let it go. Who cares if it's a 50-50 call? Just let it go. Let them play. 

 

McHale added that the constant fouls have prevented the bigger...

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