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09/15/2011 - 11:29pm
Scutaro: Grounder 'was kind of a weird play'

Marco Scutaro offered his explanation regarding the play that resulted in the first run in what ended up as the Red Sox' 9-2 loss to the Rays Thursday night.

"I'ver never seen that before," said the shortstop.

The play in question came with B.J. Upton at-bat with two outs in the third inning, with no score. Upton's grounder headed toward Scutaro at the same time a large chunk of the outfielder's broken bat, causing the shortstop to flinch enough as to allow the ball to find left field. It allowed John Jaso to score the visitors' first run and claim a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

"I didn’t see the bat until it was close to me, real close, because I was so focused on the ball that I didn’t pay attention to the bat until it was right next to the ball," Scutaro said. "I just jumped. I couldn’t do anything else."

Scutaro said he went back and watched video of the play, which opened the door...

09/15/2011 - 10:36pm
Things get tighter as Rays rout Sox

The Red Sox lead in the Wild Card race was cut to three games after the Rays claimed a decisive 9-2 win over the Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park. It was the sixth straight loss for the Red Sox against Tampa Bay, who has out-scored Terry Francona's team 42-15 during that stretch.

Taking the loss for the Red Sox was Kyle Weiland, who allowed four runs over three innings, with all the damage coming in a four-run third inning for the Rays. The visitors first run came with two outs in the third when Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro was distracted by a broken bat, allowing B.J. Upton's grounder to get through to left field for an RBI single. Evan Longoria would immediately follow with a three-run home run into the Red Sox bullpen.

The lone Red Sox run came in the home half of the third when Jarrod Saltalamacchia scored on an Adrian Gonzalez ground out to first base.

The win went to Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed just the one run...

09/15/2011 - 8:39pm
Pats injury report: Bodden returns

FOXBORO -- Right cornerback Leigh Bodden was back at practice on Thursday but limited in participation with a lingering back injury. Meanwhile, defensive lineman Mike Wright, who missed seven games last season with a concussion, was listed again on the Patriots injury report Thursday with another concussion, presumably sustained in the regular season opener against the Dolphins on Monday night. Dan Koppen joined Wright on the sidelines again on Thursday. Here is the complete report:

OUT
C Dan Koppen (fibula)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
CB Leigh Bodden (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OL Ryan Wendell (calf)

FULL PARTICIPATION
DL Myron Pryor (groin)

For more, visit the Patriots team page at...

09/15/2011 - 5:18pm
Bruins announce training camp roster
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced their roster for training camp, which is set to open Friday. It is as follows:

Forwards: Jamie Arniel, Patrice Bergeron, Anthony Camara, Gregory Campbell, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Stefan Chaput, Chris Clark, Craig Cunningham, Zach Hamill, Josh Hennessy, Nathan Horton, Chris Kelly, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Lane MacDermid, Kirk MacDonald, Kyle MacKinnon, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Benoit Pouliot, Tyler Randell, Calle Ridderwall, Yannick Riendeau, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ryan Spooner, Jamie Tardif, Shawn Thornton, Trent Whitfield

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Johnny Boychuk, Ryan Button, Marc Cantin, Zdeno Chara, Colby Cohen, Joe Corvo, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Steven Kampfer, Nathan McIver, Zach McKelvie, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Dennis Seidenberg, David Warsofsky     

...

09/15/2011 - 5:13pm
Buchholz to have Saturday bullpen session
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to Thrusday night's game against the Rays that rehabbing pitcher Clay Buchholz will throw a full bullpen session on Saturday. 

Buchholz threw 15 pitches off the front of the bullpen mound and an additional 15 from the rubber on Thursday. The 27-year-old last pitched on June 16 and has been out with a stress fracture in his lower back. He is 6-3 this season with a 3.48 earned run average in 14 starts.

Francona also noted that left-hander Erik Bedard has yet to progress past playing light catch and is not close to a return. He is dealing with a strained lat muscle. 

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.

 


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