Dustin Pedroia homered in his first at-bat, had three hits and drove in three runs while four relievers combined for four shutout innings to lift the Red Sox over the Yankees, 9-6, Friday at Fenway Park for their first win in seven tries this season.
J.D. Drew was one of four Red Sox with two hits, including a two-run single in the seventh to give the Red Sox a cushion. Jonanthan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his first save in the 2011 home opener.
Adrian Gonzalez, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ortiz also had two hits as the Red Sox erased an early 3-1 deficit. The win was credited to starter John Lackey despite the fact that he was rocked for a six runs on seven hits over just five innings. He allowed a long homer to Alex Rodriguez, hit Rodriguez with a pitch and threw a wild pitch. Lackey allowed a long homer to Rodriguez leading off the fifth to tie the game, 6-6, before Saltalamacchia's double scored Kevin Youkilis with the go-...
Major League Baseball issued a statement Friday saying that former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has notified MLB that he is retiring.
The statement read as follows: “Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Rather than continue with the process under the Program, Ramirez has informed MLB that he is retiring as an active player. If Ramirez seeks reinstatement in the future, the process under the Drug Program will be completed. MLB will not have any further comment on this matter."
Multiple reports state that Ramirez failed a MLB drug test during spring training, and would have faced a 100-game suspension if he failed to retire. Ramirez had already served a 50-game suspension in 2009 for violating MLB's drug policy.
Ramirez had been missing from the Tampa Bay Rays lineup for what was being classified as "...
In the fifth episode of the It Is What It Is Cast, Christopher Price and DJ Bean look at five first-round prospects and whether they are fits in New England. (Among those put in the spotlight are North Carolina’s Robert Quinn, Alabama’s Mark Ingram and Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo.) They also discuss Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, a player on whom the two simply can’t agree. To check out the complete podcast, click here. And for more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Rajon Rondo and Delonte West will undergo tests, including MRI's, Sunday afternoon, which will help determine their availability for Game 4 against Miami on Monday. "Right now we’re going to go with they’re all playing," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "[Shaquille O'Neal] as well. He had the typical swelling that we assumed he’d have. He’s just going to have that for the rest of this year."
The initial diagnosis for Rondo was a dislocated left elbow, but they haven't ruled out a fracture. "It was far more painful today in some ways," Rivers said. "A lot of swelling."
West injured his left shoulder in the first half Saturday night. He returned, but was still in pain. "With Delonte it will come down to what he can tolerate," Rivers said.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon to talk about the Red Sox on Opening Day at Fenway Park. Millar isn't too concerned with the Red Sox' 0-6 start.
"This team's good. They're going to be fine," he said. "They've gotten off to a tough start. OK, great. They're coming back home. They're coming back to their music. They're digging in their batter's box. And if you're the Yankees, you'd better take advantage of them right now. If you're the Red Sox, the Yankees are coming to town at almost the right time, because this team will be good.
"I don't care what anybody says. They pitch, they have bullpen and their offense … when that heats up there in Fenway Park, they're going to score runs 'til the sun goes down."
Millar said the Sox' biggest concern is the batting order. "I don't think they know where to hit everybody," Millar said,...
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.
The morning show and midday show have been trading barbs for a day and half now. Glenn, Lou and Christian respond to a particularly heated, Kirk Minihane.More from this show
Podcastgate was still alive on Friday, and after listening to Kirk's podcast with Barstool Sports found Dave Portnoy, Glenn wanted to address some of the accusations levied against him.More from this show