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06/19/2011 - 7:44pm
A-Gon to Ellsbury: 'I have more triples'

When Adrian Gonzalez tripled to the center field triangle in the fourth inning of Sunday's 12-3 laugher over the Brewers, he collected career hit No. 1,000. He also earned his third three-base hit of the season, two more than the speedburner Jacoby Ellsbury, something he let Ellsbury know shortly thereafter. 

"I was telling Jacoby, 'I have more triples than you do. What's going on?' " Gonzalez told reporters afterward. "He just said, 'Hey, you're faster than me.' "

Gonalez said he never thought about what type hit it would take to reach the 1,000 plateau. 

"I've never drew it up," Gonzalez said. "It's something you never think you're even going to get close to. It's nice to get, nice to put it behind and focus on getting some more." 

Gonalez added hit No. 1,001 when he ripped a more routine RBI single to right in the seventh that scored Drew Sutton. The American League All-Star...

06/19/2011 - 6:50pm
Rory McIlroy cruises to U.S. Open crown

Roy McIlroy put the capper on a dominant performance Sunday, finishing 16-under for the tournament to win the U.S. Open title by eight strokes. The 22-year-old McIlroy's final round of 2-under 69 on the Congressional course in Bethesda, Md., was enough to finish the four rounds at 268, easily breaking the U.S. Open scoring record held by four players, including Tiger Woods. Jason Day was second at 8 under.


06/19/2011 - 3:23pm
Sounding off: Sox blow away Brew Crew

With the Stanley Cup serving as the special guest on the pitcher's mound during the ceremonial first pitch Sunday and a Bruins goal-scoring horn sounding off for each scoring play, the Red Sox blew away the Brewers, 12-3, to take the interleague series. 

Tim Wakefield (4-2) allowed just three runs on three hits over eight stellar innings to notch his 183rd win with the Red Sox and 196th of his career and was supported by an early offensive explosion. 

The Red Sox sent 11 batters to the plate in the first, scoring six times off Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo to put the game out of reach. The big play of the inning was Gallardo dropping a toss from Prince Fielder that would've retired Adrian Gonzalez at first. The next batter - Kevin Youkilis - smashed his 11th homer of the season over the Green Monster, a three-run blow that put the Red Sox up 4-0. Jacoby Ellsbury had both of his hits on the day in the six-run first while Dustin Pedroia went...

06/19/2011 - 1:20pm
Buchholz latest to DL for Red Sox

Clay Buchholz joined Jed Lowrie and Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday as the Red Sox placed the right-handed starter on shelf with lower back strain. He is the third Red Sox player to land on the DL in as many days.

Taking his spot on the staff is lefty Andrew Miller, who will take Buchholz's place in the rotation and will start Monday in series opener against the Padres. Miller was selected from Triple-A Pawtucket and added to the 40-man roster while the move with Buchholz is retroactive to June 17.

The 26-year-old Buchholz is 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA, allowing 76 hits with 60 strikeouts and 31 walks in 14 starts. He is undefeated in nine straight starts since the beginning of May, compiling a 5-0 record with a 2.59 ERA in that span. Since the start of the 2010 season, Buchholz ranks third among qualifying American League pitchers in both ERA (2.70) and winning percentage (.697).

For Miller, this is his first career stint with...

06/19/2011 - 10:20am
Sox lineups: Reddick gets start in LF

With the Stanley Cup champion Bruins in the house - being honored before the game - the Red Sox will start their standard lineup with one exception as Josh Reddick gets the nod in left field for the disabled Carl Crawford. 

The lineup vs. Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo is: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Kevin Youkilis 3B, David Ortiz DH, J.D. Drew RF, Marco Scutaro SS, Jarrod Saltalamacchia C and Josh Reddick LF, with Tim Wakefield taking his 3-2, 4.39 ERA to the mound as the starting pitcher. 

Rickie Weeks, after hitting a leadoff homer and doubling in Saturday night's 4-2 win over the Sox as the DH, returns to his more familiar spot of second base. The Brewers go with: Weeks 2B, Corey Hart RF, Ryan Braun DH, Prince Fielder 1B, Casey McGehee 3B, Yuniesky Betancourt SS, Nyjer Morgan LF, Carlos Gomez CF, Jonathan Lucroy C and Gallardo P. 

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