Outfielder Carl Crawford is back in the lineup for the Red Sox on Sunday night against the Yankees and starter Hiroki Kuroda. With the right-handed Kuroda on the mound, struggling Sox shortstop Mike Aviles will get the day off, as Pedro Ciriaco will play shortstop. Cody Ross will serve as the designated hitter, and Ryan Sweeney will get the start in right field.
Adrian Gonzalez, fresh off his 3-for-5 game on Saturday, will remain in the cleanup spot. He has a significant track record of success, having hit the former Dodgers pitcher to the tune of a .308/.438/.629 line with four doubles and two homers in 32 career plate appearances. Left-hander Felix Doubront will take the mound for the Sox, and has the only win by a Red Sox starter against the Yankees this year.
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NEW YORK -- Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson misjudged a Pedro Ciriaco fly ball with one out in the ninth inning, allowing Jacoby Ellsbury to come in on the Sox designated hitter's triple and give the Red Sox an 8-6 win over New York on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
The Sox added an insurance run in the ninth against Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano courtesy Dustin Pedroia's sacrifice fly.
The Red Sox had carried a two-run lead into the eighth inning, but with two outs and Raul Ibanez at first base, Mark Teixeira jumped all over a Vicente Padilla fastball, hitting it well into the right-field stands for a game-tying home run.
The homer for Teixeira was the third hit in 12 at-bats against Padilla, who got into a war of words with the Yankees first baseman after he had hit a key two-run triple against the Red Sox reliever on July 6.
The Sox held a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning after Adrian Gonzalez' 10th homer of the season, a three...
Jets coach Rex Ryan proclaimed that all aspirations for the AFC East title necessarily go through the Patriots, but he also said that his team is prepared to compete with New England for that spot.
"Do I respect New England and the fact that New England has won our division a zillion times? The three years I've been here, they've won it all three years -- and I don't think it's been close," said Ryan. "They've been clearly dominating this division for years and years and years. So you have to beat them. It always goes through them.
"But again, I will never back down and concede to anything," he added. "When you talk about conceding the division, yeah, right. Not me. There's no chance here. Not with the Jets."
The ets finished 8-8 last year, five games behind the Patriots in the AFC East. It was the first time in Ryan's three seasons as Jets coach that New York missed the playoffs.
NEW YORK -- Speaking before the Red Sox game with the Yankees Saturday afternoon, Carl Crawford disclosed that Dr. James Andrews had told him he needed Tommy John surgery during an April examination, and that the operation was just a matter of time.
Crawford said when he got the news from Andrews in late April, the assumption was surgery would be the preferred immediate path. But he was told a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection would suffice to perform in the 2012 season.
"I try not to even think about it, to be honest with you," Crawford said of his injured left elbow. "Like I said, I'll go out there and play and try not to think about it. I figure one day it will blow out and when that happens, time to go, You know?"
Crawford said the medical staff informed him the recovery time for such a surgery wouldn't be as long as the approximate 11-month timetable pitchers usually deal with, identifying five or six months as...
With left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for the Yankees, left fielder Carl Crawford will sit for the Red Sox, with Pedro Ciriaco batting second and serving as the DH and Daniel Nava playing left field and batting ninth. Kelly Shoppach will get a start against Sabathia, his former teammate with the Indians, while catching Jon Lester, who will be looking for his first win of the second half. .
Crawford is 4-for-20 with seven strikeouts and a walk so far this year against lefties. Of course, Nava has also had his struggles against southpaws, hitting .148/.266/.241/.508 against them. Moreover, Crawford is a career .319/.338/.449/.787 hitter against Sabathia, whom Nava has never faced.
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
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