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07/07/2010 - 9:20pm
Rays complete the sweep of Red Sox

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays completed their three-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 6-4 win over the Sox Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. Leading the way for Tampa Bay was starting pitcher David Price, who allowed just two runs on eight hits, striking out 10 and walking one. Price, who lowered his ERA to 2.42, finished his outing throwing 83 of his 111 pitches for strikes. Mike Cameron led the Red Sox' offense, collecting three hits, including his second home run of the season.

 

The Red Sox did manage to get the tying run to first with two outs in the ninth, but Matt Garza -- who had come on in relief in the ninth inning -- got Kevin Youkilis to line out to center field to end the game.

 

Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield didn't allow a run until the fourth inning, when Evan Longoria led off the frame with a solo home run. Wakefield finished having allowed six runs on four hits, walking six and striking out three....

07/07/2010 - 8:33pm
Source: Allen, Celts agree to two-year deal

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Ray Allen and the Celtics have agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million annually, with the second year being a player option. The 34-year-old Allen just wrapped up his third year with the Celtics, averaging 16.3 points per game for Boston. For more see the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics. ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to report the agreement.


07/07/2010 - 7:33pm
Boozer reportedly agrees with Bulls

Forward Carlos Boozer is the latest premier NBA free agent to agree to a deal, agreeing to a five-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, according to ESPN. Various sources told ESPN.com that the contract will be for between $75 million and $80 million. Boozer's deal follows agreements by other top-flight free agents Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh with Miami, Amare Stoudamire in New York and Joe Johnson with Atlanta.


07/07/2010 - 4:01pm
Jermaine O'Neal considering Celtics

Add Jermaine O'Neal to the list of available big men who may be looking to join the Celtics in free agency. O'Neal told ESPN's Marc Stein that he's considering the Celtics, along with the Mavericks and Nuggets. Read more on Green Street.


07/07/2010 - 3:41pm
Ellsbury to rehab with Sox in Toronto

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been working out at Athletes' Performance in Arizona since being diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of a rib in late-May, will join the Sox on Friday in Toronto as his rehab takes a step forward. Ellsbury is expected to work out with the Sox over the weekend, and then head to the Sox' extended spring training facility in Fort Myers to continue his rehab.

 

Meanwhile, Jed Lowrie -- who has been on the disabled list all season due to mononucleosis -- will play shortstop and third base for the Lowell Spinners on Thursday in his second rehab game. Lowrie served as the Spinners' DH on Monday in his first rehab game of the season.

 

For more Red Sox coverage, visit www.weei.com/redsox.


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