MIAMI -- Felix Doubront dominated through most of his seven innings of work Wednesday night, leading the Red Sox to a 10-2 win over the Marlins in the teams' series finale at Marlins Park.
Doubront carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, not giving up a hit until Jose Reyes' two-out solo home run. The Sox' starter finished his 99-pitch outing (in which he threw 66 strikes) allowing two runs on three hits, striking out nine and walking one while lowering his ERA to 4.17.
Pacing the Red Sox' offense were the first four hitters in its batting order -- Scott Posednik, Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz -- who each had multiple-hit games and at least one RBI apiece. Ortiz was the only Sox player to go deep, kicking off the scoring with his 15th homer of the season, a solo shot off Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco in the fourth inning.
Also coming away with two-hit games for the Red Sox were Mike Aviles and Nick Punto, who came on as...
On a conference call with general manager Peter Chiarelli and teammate Gregory Campbell Wednesday, Bruins forward Chris Kelly said that passing up free agency was an easy decision. On Monday the veteran forward agreed in principal to a four-year, $12 million deal that he won't officially sign until July 1 because of what Chiarelli called "payroll tagging issues."
Kelly, who scored a career-high 20 goals and 39 points last season, skipped testing the open market in order to remain with the Bruins. He said Wednesday that it was his plan all along.
"Right from day one, I think he knew that I wanted to be back and they wanted to have me back," Kelly said. "There’s no better feeling than that -- to be wanted, to come back to such a great organization. To be a Bruin is something that’s been really special to me the year and a half I’ve been here.
"My wife and I have fallen in love with...
Three-time Cy Young award winner and 2004 World Series champion Pedro Martinez joined The Big Show Wednesday to discuss his career and this year's 'The Tradition' ceremony at which he'll be honored.
Martinez discussed his historic tenure with the Red Sox in which he went 117-37 with a 2.52 earned run average, 1,683 strikeouts and two American League Cy Young awards. Though he faced some great Yankees teams over the years, he said that the biggest challenge he faced in his seven seasons in Boston was the media.
"I'll tell you what, the toughest thing I ever had to face in Boston was having to talk to the media afterwards," he said. "If you're not ready to compete in every aspect of life, you're not ready for the big leagues. Big leagues is a package, and the city you play has its unique package that they offer for you. Boston has that package. The same way I competed in baseball, the same thing [with how I competed] with...
FOXBORO -- In past years, the June minicamp for many NFL teams was considered a referesher course for the veterans and an orientation program of sorts for rookies and free agents. But on Wednesday, Tom Brady made it clear that the urgency is definitely there for this Patriots team, just four months removed from a Super Bowl loss to the Giants. After Thursday's final minicamp practice at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots will be off until July 26, when they report for training camp.
But Brady said players do not look at the next five weeks as vacation.
“Hopefully, we don’t look at it like that,” Brady said. “We’re in full preparation mode. This is the point where things really start getting ramped up. There’s no breaks. We had our vacation. We had a lot of time off and now it’s time to really focus in on what we need to do because we’re going to blink and the first game is going to be here. You have about...
MIAMI -- Prior to his team's game against the Marlins Wednesday night, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that he couldn't tell how much trade rumors had been affecting Kevin Youkilis, but could sympathize with the infielder's situation.
"I can't tell," said Valentine when asked if he thought Youkilis' production was suffering because of any distractions. "He's a tough guy. It seems like he's a tough guy, but he would be inhuman if it didn't affect him because it's his life. Someone on TV. Somebody writes about it. Somebody calls him at night. His wife hears about it. 'Where are we going to be living?' … He's human. it's hard to think it doesn't affect him."
Valentine, who had a brief conversation with Youkilis Tuesday concerning the trade rumors, said the infielder was still hurting from being hit by a pitch Tuesday night. The manager reported that the Marlins' doctors were scheduled to look at Youkilis, with the...
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. After Kraft’s comments at the owners meeting, the guys discuss how long Brady will play for. Gerry hates Lavar Ball. Reimer had a crazy time in Germany.
Hour 3. Kirk announces the K&C trip to Washington, D.C. Alex continues his battle against Kirk and Gerry on the Iowa State terrorist assignment. Kirk is sick of sporty promos.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.
HOUR 4 - How many big-games does Tuukka Rask have to miss before guys like Bergeron and Marchand call him out for it? Also, Belichick skips the coach's breakfast, the Raiders are headed to Las Vegas, Kirk rips "The Baseball Show" and Dale, Holley and Keefe rip the Whiner Line.
HOUR 3 - LaVar Ball joined ESPN's "First Take" again on Monday, and brought his NBA-bound son, Lonzo, with him. Unlike his father, Lonzo says all the right things, and is good at basketball. The guys also discuss Lonzo Ball's poor performance against Kentucky, and wonder if that will affect his draft status or his general perception by fans. Also, Dino is selling that house we heard so much about, at Miromar Lakes.
HOUR 2 - The Celtics are tied with Cleveland for 1st place in the East (although Cleveland has 2 games in hand) and are poised for a top 3 pick in the draft. "FiveThirtyEight" says the Celtics have a better chance than the Cavs of winning a championship. Also, the guys discuss Devin Booker's 70 point game, and how some of the Celtics players were chirping him about it.
We finish the show with the best sound clips of the day.
People are unsure if Tuukka can be trusted in net in these big spots coming up and if the Celtics even stand a chance against Cleveland so Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe sort through Robert Kraft's comments at the owners' meeting regarding key Patriots players.
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.
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
Ben, Russ, and Alex discuss the USMNT victory over Honduras, Christian Pulisic's development for club and country, and Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Chicago Fire.
Hour 1. Evan Drellich makes his casting couch return. Over the weekend, Michael Che affirmed that he believes Boston is “the most racist city” he has ever been to.More from this show
Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.More from this show
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.More from this show
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.More from this show
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.More from this show