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06/07/2011 - 4:31pm
Lowrie may need MRI on shoulder

NEW YORK -- Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie is out of the lineup on Tuesday due to lingering discomfort in his left shoulder following a glancing collision with outfielder Carl Crawford in Detroit on May 29 in the first game of a double header against the Tigers.

"Jed's been our shortstop and has done a terrific job. I just think Jed's shoulder has been nagging at him a little bit, if we can get him back-to-back days off, Marco has really good numbers against this guy and he has played three days in a row so he's in good game shape. We're trying to take advantage of both," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona, citing Scutaro's 6-for-12 career mark against New York starter Freddy Garcia.

"It kind of seemed like it plateaued a little bit. The first four days it got better and then has just been nagging. I think back-to-back days might kick start it a little bit, or it to heal. And, again, we have Scoot here who has really done well so it...

06/07/2011 - 4:08pm
Report: Finger-waving will be penalized
By: DJ Bean

According to a report from ESPN.com, NHL vice president Mike Murphy has told both the Bruins and Canucks that from Game 4 onward, any player waving their fingers or putting their fingers in the mouths of other players will recieve a two-minute penalty and 10-minute misconduct. 

Players have taken to the aformentioned actions in wake of Alexandre Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins' center was facewashing the Canucks' winger when Burrows bit his finger, and since players have gestured to one another with their fingers. Defenseman Adam McQuaid got in Burrows' face in Game 2 and asked "are you going to bite me?" and Maxim Lapierre, Milan Lucic and Mark Recchi have since waved their fingers at other players. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


06/07/2011 - 3:09pm
Lineup: Scutaro activated, hitting ninth

NEW YORK -- Marco Scutaro, who had been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, has been activated and will get the start at shortstop for the Red Sox against Freddy Garcia and the Yankees. In three rehab games with Triple A Pawtucket, Scutaro went 5-for-11 with a walk, scoring four runs. Scutaro is 6-for-12 against Garcia for his career.

The rest of the Red Sox lineup in the series opener at Yankee Stadium is as follows: 

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 3B

David Ortiz DH

Carl Crawford LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

J.D. Drew RF

Marco Scutaro SS

Jon Lester P

For more coverage from Yankee Stadium, and other Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


06/07/2011 - 3:05pm
Tiger withdraws from US Open

Tiger Woods will not play in this year's US Open as a result of injuries to ligaments in his left knee and his left Achilles. He announced the decision on Twitter.

"Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain," he wrote.

Woods will have gone 12 straight majors without a victory after the Open. This will be the first time that he has missed the major since 1994, the year between high school and college.

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06/07/2011 - 2:36pm
Lucic: VAN fans harassed my grandparents
By: DJ Bean

Milan Lucic has been the man of the hour throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, as he hails from Vancouver and plays for the Bruins. He had plenty of family in attendance for the first two games of the series at Rogers Arena, but when asked Tuesday to address the rowdiness of Boston fans, noted that his family had a tough time in Vancouver.

A Vancouver reporter asked Lucic about the way Boston fans treat out-of-towners, saying that Vancouver natives had phoned his station saying they were verbally abused, among other things, by Bostonians after Game 3.

"It's funny they say that," a suddenly fired-up Lucic began, "because I remember after Game 1, people in Vancouver throwing popcorn and peanuts at my grandparents. That's almost as low as it gets as that goes. They're my grandparents. They're in their 60s. If there is anyone you should show respect to, it's them. 

"Also, my uncle and his uncle, [fans] were pouring beers...

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