NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek departed the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees with an apparent injury. His departure came immediately after he put the Sox ahead, 4-3, with an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning. Varitek appeared to be limping as he ran to first on the single, and when he arrived at the bag, as the Yankees made a pitching change, he was doubled over and appeared to be reaching for his knees. After a brief conversation with trainer Mike Reinold, Varitek jogged off the field, again with an apparent limp.
Varitek had been hit in the knee by a slider from Yankees starter Ivan Nova in his previous at-bat in the fifth inning. He was able to play through the injury to catch two more innings and deliver his hit before leaving. He was replaced at first by pinch-runner Joey Gathright, who was promptly caught stealing, and then behind the plate by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
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Chad Ochocinco continued his early season struggles on Sunday in Buffalo, dropping what would have been an easy touchdown in the fourth quarter and running a poor route on a third-quarter Tom Brady interception.
“It just got away from me.” Ochocinco told the Boston Herald after the game. “Is it killing me? No. It was good. Mentally, it was really good. I knew all my [stuff]. Now, that felt good. That’s step one. It’s just got to come quicker."
Ochocinco had two catches for 28 yards in the loss.
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NEW YORK -- The Red Sox have played sloppy baseball throughout their march to a 5-18 record in the month of September, with the team committing a number of untimely errors and lapses both in the field and on the bases. After the Sox suffered a 6-2 loss in Game 1 of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Yankees, a defeat that left the Sox just one-half game in front of the Rays in the wild card race, manager Terry Francona said that he was accountable for such struggles with focus and execution.
"I get concerned with everything. That part falls directly on my shoulders. When it doesn’t go right, it’s my responsibility," Francona said. "Saying that, we have four games. We can write our [destiny]. We just need to work on our writing skills a little bit."
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NEW YORK -- The Red Sox lineup for the second game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader will feature the return of J.D. Drew, who will bat seventh and play right after missing the last two months with a succession of injuries to his shoulder, finger and neck.
Drew is hitting .217 with a .319 OBP and .305 slugging mark this year. However, the Sox were encouraged by his recent swings in batting practice, and at a time when the Sox have been concerned that Josh Reddick has been expanding the strike zone, Drew offers the likelihood of a batter who will work deep into counts.
The second game lineup also features Jed Lowrie at third base, marking just the second start for the switch-hitter in the last two weeks.
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After watching helplessly on the sidelines for the final two minutes as the Bills ran out the clock before the game-winning field goal, Tom Brady said the Patriots would've been better off if the officials didn't overturn Fred Jackson's 39-yard touchdown on a short pass over the middle. Instead, after a review, the Bills had the ball at the Patriots 1-yard line.
The Bills were able to kill the clock with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking a couple of knees before Rian Lindell's game-winning field goal from 28 yards.
"They got a good break," Brady said. "I wish he had went into the end zone, given us a chance to get the ball back, but he didn't. Refs changed the call. They had a chance to run the clock out, kick a field goal. Smart football."
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