NEW YORK -- With a 13-8 record after getting shelled by the Blue Jays on Aug. 20, the idea of 20 wins for Jon Lester seemed impossible to fathom. Yet six starts and six victories later, he is now just one more win from achieving a milestone that has gone untouched by a Red Sox left-hander since 1953.
Lester retired the first 12 Yankees batters he faced, cruised through five hitless innings before allowing a Francisco Cervelli single to left in the sixth, and finished the day having logged seven shutout innings while striking out eight, allowing three walks and just two singles (both in the sixth inning) to lead the Sox to a 7-3 victory. Lester improved to 19-8 and dropped his ERA to 2.96 with one start left this year, on Thursday against the White Sox.
The Sox featured a balanced offensive attack that saw David Ortiz deliver a pair of run-scoring singles to push his season RBI total to 98, and that also featured...
The Patriots announced Saturday they have promoted outside linebacker Shawn Crable to the 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Crable, who was taken with the 78th overall pick in the 2008 draft, has spent his entire career with the Patriots, but has yet to play in a single regular-season game. Crable was sidelined by a shin injury in 2008 that landed him on injured reserve, and last season, a groin injury left him on the IR for the entire year. Crable fills the roster spot that opened when running back Kevin Faulk was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL earlier this week. (The news of Crable's move was first reported Friday by Boston.com.) For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
According to multiple sources within the Providence Police Department, Patriots defensive back Bret Lockett was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with disorderly and failure to move. Lockett was released a few hours later, and a source indicated he has a court date set for next month.
Lockett, a 23-year-old defensive back out of UCLA, was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on Sept. 7, 2009 and finished last season with seven tackles in 10 games before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 9. He returned to the Patriots this year, but has been on injured reserve since Aug. 31 with a chest injury.
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CHESTNUT HILL -- Virginia Tech forced Boston College quarterback Dave Shinskie into two interceptions and a lost fumble in a 19-0 win over the Eagles on hot Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.
The loss in the ACC opener for both teams marked the first time in 148 games Boston College had been blanked. Virginia Tech was also the last team to hold the Eagles scoreless in a 17-0 win on Oct. 8, 1998.
BC's defense held the Eagles in the game, forcing the Hokies to settle for four Chris Hazley field goals. Virginia Tech scored the game's only touchdown when Tyrod Taylor led a nine-play, 80-yard scoring drive, capped with a three-yard run around right end by Darren Evans. The drive followed Shinskie's first interception of the day, a pick by Jayron Hosley in the end zone when BC was first and goal at the Hokies 10.
BC back Montel Harris had 111 yards on just 19 carries, passing LV Whitworth...
On the eve of opening training camp the Celtics have waived guard Oliver Lafayette, according to a report on the Herald’s website. Lafayette was a longshot to make the roster with Rajon Rondo, Nate Robinson and possibly rookie Avery Bradley slotted ahead of him.
Lafayette played well during the Orlando summer league and looks like a player who can stick on an NBA roster in the right circumstances. He also performed well with Fort Wayne in the D-League, averaging over 17 points and six assists per game.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss David Ortiz and his objection to the new 'pace of play' rules. They also discuss which Boston athletes are spoiled.
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