BALTIMORE -- It wasn't quite a guarantee, but after his team held on for a nail-biting 8-7 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday, Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon made clear that he anticipates the Red Sox will be traveling from Baltimore to Florida on Wednesday night in anticipation of a one-game playoff against the Rays on Thursday. Papelbon said that the Red Sox should get used to the kind of high-wire drama that took place as his team clung to a one-run win on Tuesday, and said that it won't be the last time this year that the Sox encounter such dramatics.
"That’s just the way the season is going to be," said Papelbon, who claimed his 31st save while allowing a run in an inning of work. "That’s just the way it’s going to be throughout the postseason. That’s the way tomorrow is going to be. That’s the way the final game against Tampa is going to be. Because I expect Tampa to win and I expect us to win...
BALTIMORE -- WEEI.com has learned that Clay Buchholz, who was originally believed to be scheduled to pitch in an Instructional League game in Fort Myers, Fla. Wednesday if the Red Sox' regular season finale meeting with the Orioles meant anything in the wild card race, will remain with the team.
With Buchholz staying in Baltimore, the team is leaving open the possibility of activating the pitcher for Wednesday's game.
Buchholz -- who hasn't pitched in a big league game since June 16 thanks to a stress fracture in his lower back -- had thrown 18 pitches in an Instructional League game Monday (allowing a double) before rejoining the Red Sox later that day.
The Red Sox enter the regular season's finale game tied with the Rays in the American League wild card standings, with both teams finishing off their regular season schedules Wednesday. If both clubs win, there will be a one-game playoff at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Thursday,...
BALTIMORE -- Alfredo Aceves said after allowing one run over 3 2/3 innings, and throwing 36 pitches (27 strikes), in the Red Sox' 8-7 win over the Orioles Tuesday night, that he hopes to be available for the regular season finale Wednesday.
"You guys know me," said the righty, insinuating he would be ready despite having pitched three straight days. "You guys need to ask Terry Francona."
What Aceves didn't realize was that the Red Sox manager had already surmised that, because of the reliever's ability to bounce back on short rest, the hurler would be ready to go Wednesday.
"He has done it time and time again. He's so valuable doing what he's doing," Francona said. "We thought about leaving him in, letting him run it out. But I think because he's so resilient, I think we'll have him. In fact, I know we'll have him tomorrow. Chances are, we'll probably need him."
The outing marked the 13th time...
BALTIMORE -- Making his first major league start at catcher, Ryan Lavarnway belted a pair of home runs in leading the Red Sox to a pivotal 8-7 win over the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards. The victory helped the Sox keep pace with the Rays in the American League wild card standings, with Tampa Bay beating the Yankees, 5-3, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Red Sox and Rays now head into the their final games of the regular season, Wednesday, sharing identical 90-71 records. Jon Lester will face off against Orioles starter Alfredo Simon in the series finale, while Tampa Bay sends David Price to the mound against Freddy Garcia of the Yankees.
Besides Lavarnway -- who hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the eighth -- the Red Sox also got home runs from Jacoby Ellsbury and Marco Scutaro.
Earning the win for the Sox was reliever Alfredo Aceves, who came on for starter Erik Bedard and allowed just one run on three...
In an effort to shore up the depth along their defensive line, the Patriots are bringing back veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren, according to a report in The Boston Globe.
Warren was a surprising cut at the end of training camp, but there was much speculation that the team would eventually bring him back at some part of the season. With Albert Haynesworth's availability unknown for this week due to a bad back and a long cross-country flight ahead for the team on Friday, the Patriots have apparently decided that the time is now.
Haynesworth missed Sunday's game in Buffalo with a back injury while Warren has been waiting on a call. Warren, 33, is a 11-year NFL veteran who played in all 16 games with the Patriots in 2010, his first season in New England. Before last year, he spent three years in Oakland, two in Denver and four in Cleveland.
Warren, 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, began the 2010 season as a starter at defensive...
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