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05/25/2012 - 9:41pm
Sox lose to Rays as benches empty

The Red Sox dropped a 7-4 decision to the Rays Friday night at Fenway Park in a game that was highlighted by a bench-clearing altercation in the ninth inning.

Taking the loss for the Red Sox was starting pitcher Jon Lester, who gave up a grand slam to Matt Joyce in the third inning, along with two more home runs, from Eliot Johnson and Carlos Pena, one inning later. Lester finished his outing allowing seven runs on six hits, walking three while throwing 81 pitches over four innings.

Rays starter Alex Cobb allowed just two runs on three hits over five innings, with the Sox getting their pair of runs against the starter via a Kevin Youkilis first-inning RBI single, and Adrian Gonzalez' run-scoring double in the fifth inning.

The impetus for the ninth-inning confrontation came when Franklin Morales hit Luke Scott in the right knee after throwing behind the DH the previous pitch. Scott first yelled out at Morales, and then squared off with Sox...

05/25/2012 - 4:14pm
Valentine: Chance Gonzo plays RF in Fenway
By: DJ Bean

After sitting third baseman Will Middlebrooks for the opening game of the team's three-game series against the Rays, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said prior to the game Friday that he didn't view the move as giving Middlebrooks a day off. Sitting Middlebrooks allowed Adrian Gonzalez to return to first base and for Kevin Youkilis to move back to third base. 

"[I] kind of gave Adrian a day off from running out in right field," Valentine said.

Gonzalez has played four of the last five games in right field for the Sox, though each appearance in the outfield for the slugger has come away from Fenway Park. Valentine hinted that though the challenges of playing right field in Fenway Park can be "treacherous," the possibility exists that Gonzalez could see time in right this weekend. 

"There's a chance of that happening," he said when asked if Gonzalez could play right field on Saturday, "but you never...

05/25/2012 - 2:35pm
Gonzalez back to first, Middlebrooks sitting
By: DJ Bean

Adrian Gonzalez will return to first base and Will Middlebrooks will sit as the Red Sox open a three-game set against the Rays. Gonzalez, who has played right field in four of the last five games, moving back to first means that Kevin Youkilis will return to third base while Marlon Byrd will man right field for the Sox. 

The Red Sox, currently at 22-22 and last place in the AL East, have the opportunity to improve their record to better than .500 for the first time this season. They have been at .500 four times. The lineup is as follows: 

1. Mike Aviles, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

7. Daniel Nava, LF

8. Marlon Byrd, RF

9. Scott Podsednik, CF

SP -- Jon Lester

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.


05/25/2012 - 12:46pm
Rondo: 'We haven't done it yet, but we will'

WALTHAM -- As the Celtics gathered for practice prior to Saturday's Game 7 against the 76ers, they appeared loose, relaxed and confident. Despite losing guard Avery Bradley to shoulder surgery, coach Doc Rivers talked about how resilient his team has been.

Asked about their resiliency, Rajon Rondo said, "We haven’t got it done yet, but we will tomorrow. I think it’s our mindset. It’s our focus and our intentions coming into the game. We’re going to make sacrifices and make plays."

This isn't the first time Rondo has made somewhat bold statements. After the Celtics beat Atlanta in Game 2 when he was suspended, Rondo said that it felt like they had won the series already.

Rondo was also asked about the notion: as Rondo goes, so go the Celtics, to which he replied in his deadpan manner, "Oh man, that’s a lot of pressure. I’ve heard it before, I don’t know if it’s true. We’re...

05/25/2012 - 11:39am
Bradley has surgery, out for playoffs

WALTHAM -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced at Friday morning's practice that Avery Bradley had surgery Friday on his ailing left shoulder and is out for the playoffs. 

"Avery Bradley is having surgery today so he's out for the playoffs," Rivers said. "That's that. When a player goes down, that's disappointing, and especially with what Avery has given us this year. His growth this year has been terrific and it's been great. He's become a very valuable piece to our basketball team. His ability to guard the best [opposing] guard at [point or shooting guard] has really taken so much pressure off Rondo, in particular. And not having him means that Rondo now has to go back to that role and run the team, and that's hard, that's hard to do, unfortunately and especially against the team we're playing that has two guards that attack. 

"Rondo doesn't have a lot of breaks. But that's the way it is. We've been a team all year...

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