The Red Sox have issued a weather update regarding Sunday's game with the Blue Jays:
The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for periods of light to moderate rain showers throughout the day.
The Fenway Park gates will open at the regularly scheduled time of 11:35 a.m., and the Red Sox are hopeful that today’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, which is scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m., will begin on time. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.
This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses. Additional updates will be provided as necessary.
Jed Lowrie had his first career walkoff homer - and the first for the Red Sox this season - in the bottom of the 11th as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 5-4, Saturday night at Fenway Park. Lowrie's homer to the Red Sox bullpen led off the 11th against Casey Janssen as Lowrie atoned for a fielding error in the top of the inning.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect 11th to earn the win and level his record at 5-5. David Ortiz was the last Red Sox player to win a game with a walkoff homer when he did so on Aug. 26,2009.
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched eight effective innings, allowing six hits over the eight innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts.
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Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will remain in at Massachusetts General Hospital until Monday as doctors continue to monitor an apparent infection in his lower right leg. “They’re still waiting on the test results to come back,”
Francona said when asked if a staph infection has been identified as the reason for the swelling and soreness. “The antibiotics took a little longer than they expected but he’s doing much better.”
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Jason Varitek is not ready to return quite yet but Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he is definitely headed in the right direction. The team captain, who broke his right foot on June 30 against Tampa Bay, had a conference call on Friday afternoon with manager Terry Francona, his agent Scott Boras, team trainer Mike Reinold and a pair of doctors to discuss how much progress was being made.
“He did a really good job of articulating how he felt," Francona said of Varitek. "What [Dr. Robert Johnson] basically said was that he doesn’t feel that Jason can’t hurt that foot, even when he feels some discomfort, which is good.
“Now, Tek’s not ready to play. He’s able to advance forward and continue his progression. He’s just not quite ready to play in a game yet. But the really...
The effort of Carlos Delgado to make to the Red Sox by Sept. 1 was dealt a setback on Saturday when the team announced he was being placed on the minor league disabled list with continued back soreness following his recovery from a pair of surgeries on his right hip.
Delgado was put on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Pawtucket and hasn't played since August 15, when he tweaked his lower back and has missed almost a week of action.
"I don't think he got hurt," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "I think he was sore. I don't think there's an injury, per se. I think he's just sore and it's not the side of his repaired hip."
Delgado, who turned 38 in June, had a pair of hip surgeries after hitting just four home runs and playing in only 26 games for the New York Mets in 2009.
The Red Sox signed Delgado to a minor league contract...
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.
Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show
We speak with a fiery Tedy Bruschi, who sounds like he's had his fill of hearing about how his teammates are cheaters, and doesn't pull many punches about it either.More from this show