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08/05/2011 - 10:39pm
Second thought: Yanks rally, take opener

Nick Swisher's double past a diving Kevin Youkilis drove in the go-ahead run and four relievers combined for 4 1/3 shutout innings as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 3-2, to take over first place in the AL East for the first time since July 7, ending the Red Sox run of 29 days atop the division. In winning their eighth straight, the Yankees improved to 69-42 while the Red Sox fell to 68-43. 

Jon Lester was cruising along through five scoreless innings, having thrown just 73 pitches and allowing just two hits. But in the sixth, the Yankees worked the Red Sox lefty for 35 pitches, starting with a walk to Eduardo Nunez. Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson followed with singles to plate Nunez with the first run. Mark Teixeira worked a walk before Robinson Cano's 4-6-3 double play tied the game. Swisher followed with a line drive down the left field line beyond the outstretched glove of Youkilis to score Teixeira with the go-ahead run. 

Lester (11...

08/05/2011 - 5:29pm
Sox map out plan for Jenks

Reliever Bobby Jenks, who last pitched in a game on July 7 while dealing with his third trip to the disabled list this year (this time for a sore lower back), has improved to the point where the Red Sox have slated him to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. Barring a setback, the right-hander would then travel to Fort Myers to work out at the team's minor league training facility -- throwing bullpen sessions and perhaps simulated games -- while the Sox are on the road in Minnesota and then Seattle before potentially beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.

"It’s obviously in pencil. I think the last couple of times, we’ve reached a little quick and it’s gone backwards," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "The biggest thing is, obviously the most important thing is he feels good Sunday when he throws."

Jenks, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal to join the Sox prior to the season, has pitched just 15 2/3...

08/05/2011 - 5:22pm
Lowrie to be activated Monday

Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie, on the disabled list since June 17 due to a left shoulder strain, will play twice more on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend before being activated prior to Monday's game against the Twins. Lowrie, said manager Terry Francona, is slated to serve as a DH on Friday, play short on Saturday and then take Sunday off before his activation.

Lowrie suffered his injury when his shoulder clipped left fielder Carl Crawford while both chased a fly ball in the final weekend of May in Detroit. Lowrie tried to play through the injury, but in 10 games he hit just .128 with a .396 OPS, dropping his numbers for the year to a .270 average, .319 OBP, .403 slugging mark and .723 OPS.

In three games with Pawtucket this week, Lowrie is 3-for-9 with a double and a walk. He also made a diving play in the field on Thursday. Though there had been some thought to the possibility of activating him for this weekend series against...

08/05/2011 - 3:50pm
No surprises in Sox lineup

The Red Sox and Yankees -- tied for both first place in the AL East and the best record in the American League at 68-42 -- start a three-game series at Fenway Park on Friday night.

The Sox have won seven straight games and eight-of-nine overall this season vs. the Yankees, who enter the series on a seven-game win streak.

Jon Lester (11-4, 3.17) starts for the Sox on Friday. He has a career record of 8-1 with an ERA of 3.56 in his 14 starts vs. the Yankees. Lester will be opposed by Bartolo Colon (8-6, 3.30), who is 8-11 with a 4.09 ERA in his career vs. the Red Sox.

Lineup:

Ellsbury, CF

Pedroia, 2B

Gonzalez, 1B

Youkilis, 3B

Ortiz, DH

Crawford, LF

Saltalamacchia, C

Reddick, RF

Scutaro, SS

Lester, SP

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.


08/05/2011 - 12:19pm
Patriots sign DE Anderson, cut Favorite

Defensive end Mark Anderson, who played four-plus seasons with the Bears before playing 11 games for the Texans last season, was signed as a free agent by the Patriots, the team announced Friday.

Anderson, 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, has 154 tackles, 25.5 sacks, seven passes defended, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 77 career games (20 starts). Last season, in four games with the Bears and 11 with the Texans, he totaled 29 tackles (24 solo), four sacks and two passes defended.

The University of Alabama product was a fifth-round selection of the Bears in 2006 and recorded 12 sacks in his rookie season.

The Patriots also released defensive lineman Marlon Favorite, who was signed as a free agent in January and assigned to the practice squad. Favorite has bounced around the NFL since his rookie season of 2009 but has not seen action in a game.

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

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