With lefty Jason Vargas on the mound for the Mariners, Brent Lillibridge gets his second start since joining the Red Sox, manning center field and hitting ninth in Bobby Valentine's lineup for the series finale.
Both Adrian Gonzalez (.364, 12 plate appearances) and Kelly Shoppach (.444, 10 plate appearances) have had some success against Vargas, while Mike Aviles and Lillibridge each have just one hit in six plate appearances, respectively.
Here is the Red Sox lineup:
Mike Aviles SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Cody Ross LF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Daniel Nava LF
Kelly Shoppach C
Brent Lillibridge CF
Felix Doubront P
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For the first time since 2001 the Red Sox will only have one representative in the All-Star Game, with David Ortiz making the American League squad as the team's starting designated hitter.
The only other Red Sox player in legitimate consideration for a spot on the AL team was catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who led all AL players at his position with 14 home runs. Saltalamacchia didn't make the cut, however, with Texas' Mike Napoli being voted in by the fans, while Baltimore's Matt Wieters and Minnesota's Joe Mauer were named as reserves.
Ortiz is second in the American League in OPS (1.006), while totaling 21 home runs and 53 RBIs with a .305 batting average. It is Ortiz' eighth All-Star berth.
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Despite being linked with every free agent shooting guard available, the Celtics still have interest in retaining Ray Allen. In fact, they want to try to do both: Re-sign Allen and add another scoring guard.
With Kevin Garnett back in the fold, the Celtics think think they can stay under the luxury tax "apron," which would give them access to the full mid-level exception: a four-year deal starting at $5 million annually. With Avery Bradley coming off shoulder surgery, the Celtics want to add depth and scoring punch in the backcourt, and Allen is still very much in their plans.
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According to Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics began the process of pursuing free agent guard Jason Terry just after midnight, positioning themselves to replace Ray Allen if the 37-year-old decides to sign elsewhere.
The report states that the Mavericks, for whom the 34-year-old Terry has played with since 2004, still have interest in bringing him back, with the Clippers also showing interest. Terry averaged 15 points per game for the Mavs in 2011-12.
In the same story, Adrian Wojnarowski writes that the Celtics have interest in Clippers guard Nick Young, a 27-year-old who averaged 14.2 points per game last season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe also tweeted early Sunday...
Chone Figgins' sacrifice fly to right field with out in in the 11th inning was the difference, giving the Mariners a 3-2 win over the Red Sox Saturday night at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Back-to-back, 11th-inning singles by Dustin Ackley and Miguel Olivo against Red Sox closer Alfredo Aceves set up the Figgins' sacrifice fly. Aceves would go 2 1/3 innings in relief, allowing just the two hits.
For most of the night, the Red Sox' offense could come through went it counted against seven Mariners pitchers, going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position while stranding 10 runners. Adrian Gonzalez managed three singles, while Cody Ross came away with a pair of hits for the only two multiple-hit performance by Sox hitters.
The Sox had tied the game with two runs in the seventh inning, scoring via a fielder's choice ground out to second base by Ryan Kalish (plating Gonzalez) and Miguel Olivo's passed ball, which allowed Will Middlebrooks to score....
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the upcoming Red Sox season. Michael Irvin is being investigated for sexual assault, again. Renee Graham, from the Globe, thinks Michael Che is right about Boston being racist.
Hour 3. Trenni battles Gerry on immigration. Joe Mixon’s future is discussed. Curtis will get a second chance at music trivia on Friday.
Hour 2. Trenni, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Joe Mixon’s draft chances. A horrible hazing story from Texas is the topic in headlines. Keefe responded to Kirk (kind of).
HOUR 4 - In the final hour of the show, we put a bow on the LeBron James "injury" from Monday night, take a call from a listener who is sick of "show-on-show" drama, play Kirk ripping Keefe in it's entirety, and expose Chad Finn for being a 98.5 fanboy who wouldn't address Pete Abe in his Friday chat.
HOUR 3 - In hour 3, the guys discuss a column by Dan Graziano and another by Bomani Jones about WHY Colin Kaepernick is "blackballed" by the NFL. Graziano reports that Kaepernick is seeking "$9-10M per year" which is roughly what a bottom-end starting QB would get paid. They also get into the Raiders moving to Vegas, and some potential problems that could arise.
HOUR 2 - In hour 2, we play Robert Kraft's nauseating interview with "First Take" and point out that Max Kellerman pusses out after being highly critical of Tom Brady over the past few years. The guys also get into some of Robert Kraft's comments from Monday, where Kraft said that Brady told him he'd like to play for 6-7 more years.
We finish the show with the best sound of the day.
Holley and Keefe discuss Tom Brady's future and if it's possible to see Brady playing for 6-7 more years.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss the Hernandez trial and then address Malcolm Butler and the Patriot off season decisions.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
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