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04/15/2010 - 8:23pm
Daisuke throws six scoreless for PawSox

Pitching in his second game with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed just three hits and no walks while striking out a pair over six scoreless innings against the Triple A Buffalo Bisons, in Buffalo. The 86-pitch outing comes five days after he had thrown five shutout innings vs. Rochester at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. The right-hander, who is rehabbing from neck and back ailments, faced 21 batters, throwing 57 strikes. He allowed 12 fly-ball outs compared to the four outs coming on grounders. Former Red Sox first baseman Chris Carter managed one of the three hits against Matsuzaka.

 

For more on the outing, including Matsuzaka's reaction to it and his thoughts on his when he will be ready to pitch in the majors, click here.


04/15/2010 - 8:12pm
Source: Brown close to taking Holy Cross job

Sources have told Jeff Goodman of WEEI.com and FoxSports.com that Mount St. Mary's head men's basketball coach Milan Brown is close to taking the same position at Holy Cross. Brown has been the head coach for the Moutaineers for the past seven seasons, having taken over for the legendary Jim Phelan, who retired in 2003 after coaching for 49 years. Brown is a 1993 graduate of Howard University. The Crusaders' position became available after Holy Cross fired Sean Kearney following just one season, in which the team went 9-22.


04/15/2010 - 5:55pm
Health concerns for Cameron, Ellsbury

According to multiple reports, Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron will be checked in a Minneapolis hospital for an examination of the lower abdominal pain that kept him out of the lineup on Thursday. The team wants to rule out appendicitis (a condition that would require surgery and prevent Cameron from flying) before allowing him on a plane. 

 

Meanwhile, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury told reporters after the Sox' 8-0 loss to the Twins that he continues to experience "sharp pain" when trying to take a deep breath. He will be further examined in Boston on Friday. 

 

Until either Ellsbury or Cameron can return, the Sox have only three outfielders on their roster: J.D. Drew, Jeremy Hermida and Bill Hall. That being the case, if both remain unavailable for the team's return to Boston, a minor league addition would be expected.

 

Josh Reddick is already on the 40-man roster, and was not in the...

04/15/2010 - 3:50pm
Liriano, Twins dominate Sox

Twins starter Francisco Liriano turned in seven shutout innings, relying on a devastating slider that he mixed with a low-90s fastball and effective changeup to dominate the Red Sox lineup in Minnesota's 8-0 win. Liriano allowed four hits and two walks while punching out eight.

 

Sox starter Tim Wakefield kept his team in the game in the early-going, holding Minnesota to just one run through four innings. But the Twins bats erupted for three runs in the fifth and two more in both the sixth and seventh (the latter coming on a two-run homer against reliever Scott Schoeneweis) to blow the game open. Minnesota had 10 hits against Wakefield, and totaled 15 on the game.

 

The Sox concluded their six-game roadtrip with a 3-3 record after losing two of three to the Twins.

 

For more details from the loss,...

04/15/2010 - 1:40pm
New BC assistant might head to Hartford

According to Jeff Goodman of WEEIcom and FoxSports.com, new Boston College assistant basketball coach John Gallagher is the leading candidate to be named head coach at Hartford. That position came available when Dan Leibovitz resigned, reportedly to take Gallagher's former job as top assistant coach at Penn under Jerome Allen. Gallagher previously served as an associate coach at Hartford under Leibovitz.


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