The Red Sox suffered one of their ugliest losses of the season when the White Sox scored twice with two outs to tie the game off closer Jonathan Papelbon before Gordon Beckham walked with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run as the White Sox completed a three-game sweep with a 7-5 win on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Papelbon threw a career-high 48 pitches and suffered his career-high seventh blown save of the season. He was one out from recording his 36th save in 42 chances before giving up a double to Carlos Quentin and a game-tying single to Ramon Castro.
Papelbon grazed Manny Ramirez on the right arm in the eighth inning in the first-ever encounter between the former teammates. The Red Sox open a three-game series against American League wild card-leading Tampa Bay on Monday at Fenway Park.
Victor Martinez drilled a two-run, go-ahead homer off starter Mark Buehrle in the seventh...
The Patriots announced Sunday afternoon they have released linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. In addition, they verified the acquisitions of Jarrad Page and linebacker Tracy White in separate trades, as well as the fact they were awarded tackle Steve Maneri off waivers from Houston. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.
Pitching for the Brockton Rox of the independent Cam-Am League, 63-year-old Bill Lee allowed just two runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Worcester Tornadoes in the teams' regular-season finale, Sunday afternoon, earning the win in the process. Lee -- who also went 0-for-3 at the plate -- allowed five hits, striking out one and not walking a batter. The lefty, whose last appearance in the major leagues came in 1982, left the game with the Rox holding a 5-2 lead. Brockton finished with a 7-3 victory over Worcester, which called upon former Red Sox first-round pick Rick Asadoorian to pitch a scoreless eighth. For more baseball coverage see the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox.
The following players have been confirmed as members of the Patriots' practice squad: Offensive tackle Steve Maneri and safety Sergio Brown. In addition, reports indicate that outside linebacker Shawn Crable, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and wide receiver Darnell Jenkins have also cleared waivers and will join the Patriots practice squad.
For more Patriots updates, check weei.com.
Manny Ramirez will not start in the series finale on Sunday at Fenway Park as Paul Konerko starts as the designated hitter for the White Sox against Red Sox righty Josh Beckett.
Here are the lineups for Sunday's contest:
White Sox: Pierre LF, Vizquel 3B, Rios CF, Konerko DH, Quentin RF, Pierzynski C, A. Ramirez SS, Kotsay 1B, Beckham 2B, Buehrle LHP
Red Sox: McDonald RF, Lowrie 2B, Martinez C, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Lowell 1B, Hall LF, Navarro SS, Kalish CF and Beckett RHP
For more on Sunday's finale and notes, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com/redsox.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discussing the Patriots getting back to their normal routine now that Media Day is in the past and they're no longer answering Deflategate questions.
Rich Gannon stops by to talk about his 6 days as a New England Patriot and give another QB's perspective of deflate gate.
ESPN's John Brenkus stops by to talk about the science experiments he conducted with regards to deflate gate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Doyel knows the Patriots fixed the AFC title game and they now belong in the same sentence as the 1919 White Sox.
Tomase talks about being embedded with the Seahawks and the festivities at the WEEI dinner.
Funny man Frank Caliendo sits in with Gerry and Kirk from Arizona. He talks about his process and voices some of his greatest hits.
Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback join the show to discuss the future of his team, his friendship with the very attractive Jimmy Garappolo and how he feels about Johnny Manziel
Archie Manning joins the guys to preview the Superbowl and at (6:25) to discuss Peyton's future in the league and with the Broncos.
The best sounds of Christian during the Media Day festivities.
We talk about four of our favorite Super Bowls (We only chose one Pats Super Bowl)
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.
Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.More from this show
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.More from this show
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.More from this show
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.More from this show