Tampa Bay starter Jeff Niemann allowed just a pair of runs in seven innings to lead the Rays past the Red Sox, 8-2, on Monday afternoon. The Red Sox now own a record of 4-9 and stand six games out of first place following the four-game sweep by the Rays.
B.J. Upton homered and drove in three runs for the Rays (10-3) and Jason Bartlett had three hits and three runs.
John Lackey struggled for the Red Sox, allowing nine hits and eight runs in 3-1/3 innings to even his record at 1-1. His ERA for the season is now 5.62.
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Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya won the Boston Marathon in record time Monday. Cheruiyot's time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 51 seconds shattered the course record of 2:07:14 set by another (unrelated) Robert Cheruiyot in 2006. Tekeste Kebede of Ethiopia finished second. Defending Boston Marathon champion Deriba Merga finished third. Ryan Hall took fourth in 2:08:41, the fastest time ever by an American.
Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia won the women's race with an unofficial time of 2:26:12. Erkesso held off a furious comeback from Tatyana Pushkareva of Russia, who finished three seconds behind Erkesso, the third-closest finish ever in the women's division.
Let us know who you think the Patriots should take with their first-round pick. We’ve broken it down, bracket-style, with 16 names that could be available when the Patriots are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection. Should they go offense or defense? Wide receiver, tight end or pass rusher? Let your voice be heard right now by clicking here to launch the bracket. Check back throughout the week to vote each day, and we’ll announce the winner right before the draft starts on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Bruins center Marc Savard said that he skated for a half-hour at TD Garden Monday morning and that he has been feeling better in his recovery from a Grade 2 concussion for about the last week or so. He was been able to get out and do some golf putting on April 10 and had an exertion test on Sunday. His Monday skate included stick and puck handling activities. The putting and skating were Savard's first activities since sustaining the concussion on March 7. Savard did not give a specific timetable for his return but said that he remains hopeful that he can return sometime during the playoffs.
"It is going to take some time, but hopefully it comes about sooner than later because I am feeling good and it is playoff time," Savard said. "I would like to play tonight, but we have to be realistic here and take the proper steps. I am hopeful. I can't see being in these next two games, that's for sure, but down the road maybe. It's...
Injured Bruins' center Marc Savard skated at TD Garden on Monday morning. It was the first time he has skated since sustaining a Grade 2 concussion after a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke on March 7. Savard tallied 10 goals and 23 assists in 41 games for the Bruins this year missing time with a knee injury and the concussion. Savard will speak to the media at TD Garden at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show