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06/10/2012 - 10:26am
Report: Pirates have asked about Youkilis

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Pirates have talked to the Red Sox about a possible trade involving Kevin Youkilis. 

The Pirates, 31-27 and a game out of first place in the National League Central, are in need of a bat at corner infield. First baseman Casey McGehee has an OPS of .604 and third baseman Pedro Alvarez is batting just .200. 

Youkilis is batting .231 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.

In an e-mail to WEEI.com on June 1, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington denied a CBSSports.com report that the team intended to trade Youkilis.

Wrote Cherington: That’s inaccurate. Some teams have checked in on him. We haven’t told any teams we plan to...

06/10/2012 - 10:11am
Lineup: Struggling Youkilis sits vs. Nationals

The Red Sox (29-30) look to avoid a three-game sweep to the Nationals (34-23) at Fenway Park on Sunday. Jon Lester (3-4, 4.64) will start for the struggling Sox, losers of five of their last six games. Lester has a career 10-4 record with a 2.99 ERA in 18 career starts vs. National League clubs. He will be opposed by Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.82), who hasn't pitched less than six innings in any of his 11 starts this season. 

Kevin Youkilis is not in the lineup on Sunday. Youkilis is batting just .231 on the season and has just four hits in his last 25 at-bats. Adrian Gonzalez will start at first base, Ryan Middlebrooks at third base and Ryan Sweeney in right field against Zimmermann.

The Sox, five games out of first in the AL East, will start a six-game road trip against the Marlins and Cubs on Monday in Miami.

LINEUP

Nava, LF

Pedroia, 2B

Gonzalez, 1B

Ortiz, DH

Saltalamacchia, C

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06/10/2012 - 9:40am
Hill to DL, Red Sox recall Melancon
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox placed relief pitcher Rich Hill on the disabled list and recalled reliever Mark Melancon from Pawtucket Sunday. Hill, who last pitched on Friday, is dealing with a left forearm injury. 

Melancon was sent down to Triple-A in April after allowing 11 earned runs in four appearances (two innings) early in the season. In 21 appearances for Pawtucket this season, he has given up 15 hits and two earned runs, good for a 0.83 earned run average over 21 2/3 innings. 

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06/10/2012 - 1:25am
LeBron: C's 'like no other team'

MIAMI -- The two biggest stars of the victorious Miami Heat heaped all kinds of praise on the Celtics after their 101-88 win in Game 7 at Amercian Airlines Arena Saturday night. Both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade extended their respect to Doc Rivers and the stars of the Celtics, singling out Kevin Garnett for leading his team to cusp of another NBA finals appearance. 

"Competitors. They're great," James said. "You can never relax at all on the court when you're competing against those guys. You can never feel comfortable. You always feel on edge when you go against them. This is the chemistry that they built over the years. It's like no other team that I've ever faced in the postseason. They're great. They're great."

Wade, who had his run-ins with Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett during the series, had nothing but respect for them afterward. Wade said the Celtics are the standard for how team's with high profile trios - like...

06/10/2012 - 12:08am
Dooling: LeBron is 'great for our game'

MIAMI -- LeBron James has been one of the most scrutinized and criticized superstars in any sport over the last six years. But on Saturday night, in the moments after he scored 31 points and lifted his Heat team to a 101-88 win over the Celtics in Game 7, he was showered with praise by one of those who tried to slow him down. 

"I've never bought into this whole persona that LeBron isn't the guy," Keyon Dooling said. "I think everybody should relax a little bit. He's great for our game, he is our game. We need to uplift him instead of tear him down. He's a guy who's the most unselfish superstar I've ever seen. He rebounds the ball, he assists the ball, he's empowered his friends from his community. He does a lot of charity work in the community. He's a model citizen. He should not have a stain on his reputation and I hope it stops."

Dooling was part of a Celtics bench that could only muster two points and was outscored by...

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