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09/30/2010 - 9:10pm
Lester can't notch win No. 20, Sox lose

 

CHICAGO -- Jon Lester failed in his attempt to become the first Red Sox' left-handed pitcher to win 20 games since Mel Parnell accomplished the feat in 1953, giving up eight runs on nine hits over four innings against the White Sox, Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The end result of the outing was an 8-2 loss for the Red Sox in their series finale against the White Sox.

 

Lester, who would have been the Red Sox' first 20-game winner (and 28th overall) since Josh Beckett (2007), succumbed to a grand slam by Paul Konkero in the fourth inning, and a Dayan Viciedo two-run shot in the fifth. Lester finishes the season at 19-9 with a 3.25 ERA. He left the game with the Red Sox carrying a six-run deficit.

 

The Red Sox' offense was supplied by Victor Martinez, who launched a two-run homer to left field, scoring Marco Scutaro in the third inning, giving the visitors a one-run lead at the time.

 

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09/30/2010 - 8:03pm
Spaceman's Rox cap headed for Hall

The cap that former Red Sox lefty Bill Lee wore in his recent appearance for the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League will be sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lee, 63, became the oldest person to pitch in and win a minor league game on Sept. 5 when he beat the Worcester Tornadoes 7-3. Lee is the third-winningest lefty in Red Sox history and pitched 14 seasons in the majors from 1969-82.


09/30/2010 - 6:08pm
MLB alters free agent rules

After exntensive collective bargaining between the Players Association and Major League Baseball, the MLBPA announced that it has approved an agreement that will modify certain aspects of the free agent system for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 offseasons.  Among its provisions are the following substantive changes to the operation of the free agent market that will be effective for the 2010 and 2011 offseasons:

 

  • Automatic free agency for eligible players, without the need for election;
  • A five-day period at the end of the World Series (shortened from 15) during which only the free agent’s original team may sign him to a new contract;
  • Earlier deadlines for the original teams to offer, and for the players to accept, salary arbitration under the rules of the basic agreement;
  • An earlier date for clubs to make tender and non-tender decisions;
  • Stricter rules for all parties (the...
09/30/2010 - 3:08pm
Dolphins Inury Report for Thursday

Miami Injury Report for Thursday
Did Not Practice

G John Jerry (illness)
DE Jared Odrick (ankle)

Limited Participation
LB Channing Crowder (groin)

Full Participation
T Jake Long (knee)


09/30/2010 - 3:05pm
Taylor didn't practice with Pats

Patriots Injury Report for Thursday
Did Not Practice

OL Nick Kaczur (back)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)
CB Terrence Wheatley (foot)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)


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