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06/28/2011 - 9:45pm
Brilliant Lee shuts out Sox in opener

PHILADELPHIA -- Cliff Lee was brilliant on Monday night, authoring his major-league best fourth shutout of the 2011 season (and his third straight) in a 5-0 Phillies win.

Lee didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, when Marco Scutaro led off the frame with a single. The left-hander -- who has allowed just a single run in five June starts-- then got Josh Beckett to ground into a 6-4-3 double play before retiring Jacoby Ellsbury on a ground out to Ryan Howard.

Beckett was up-and-down in his first start since June 15, allowing five runs on five hits in six innings of work. A great deal of the damage done against Beckett -- now second in the AL with a 2.20 ERA -- came courtesy of Domonic Brown, who blasted a two-run homer in the second inning and doubled and scored in the fifth inning. Shane Victorino would add a two-run homer of his own in the sixth inning. The five earned runs allowed by Beckett were a season high.

Although no one was...

06/28/2011 - 5:47pm
Pacioretty (again): Don't prosecute Chara
By: DJ Bean

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has been very clear about his unhappiness with the league's decision not to suspend Zdeno Chara for the March 8 hit that ended the rookie's season, but he's also been emphatic about it not going any farther.

In wake of Tuesday's news that Montreal police still intend to question Chara for a criminal investigation, Pacioretty -- who has gotten in trouble on twitter before -- took to the social networking service to make it clear that he does not want Chara to be face any sort of criminal charges.

Tweeted Pacioretty: "Last comment on this: I hope Chara is NOT prosecuted. I have moved on from my incident and I hope everyone else can do the same."

He followed that tweet by adding, "All I am focused on is getting ready for next season, and will no longer comment on the past."

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


06/28/2011 - 5:34pm
Ellsbury closing on Hamilton for All-Star spot

In the latest vote tally, Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has moved within reach of Josh Hamilton for the third and final starting spot on the American League All-Star team. With voting still open on MLB.com until the end of the day on June 30, Ellsbury now has approximately 3.05 million votes, roughly 120,000 votes behind Hamilton. The other two outfield spots appear to have been secured by Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista and Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson.

Granderson is one of five Yankees who is leading his position in votes. Derek Jeter remains the leading vote-getter at shortstop, Robinson Cano has the most votes of any AL second baseman, Alex Rodriguez enjoys a lead over Adrian Beltre of the Rangers at third and Russell Martin is the leading vote-getter among catchers.

Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez is the leading vote-getter among AL first baseman, ahead of former teammate Mark Teixeira, while Sox DH David...

06/28/2011 - 5:14pm
Francona: Ortiz/Gonzalez situation 'awful'

PHILADELPHIA -- With Adrian Gonzalez at first base on Tuesday in the three-game series opener with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Terry Francona was asked in his pregame press conference about David Ortiz. The designated hitter was limited to pinch-hit duty in the first three interleague games at Pittsburgh and the Sox manager still isn't sure if Ortiz will get a start at first base in any of the five remaining interleague road contests.

"I'm kind of banging my head over it.," Francona said. "The ramifications [of a possible Gonzalez injury], we'll see … I'm not any more happy about this than he [Ortiz] is. I think it's awful. I just don't know what to do. And I don't blame him for being unhappy, he's having a great year. And he's not playing and that's awful."

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


06/28/2011 - 5:06pm
C's will make qualifying offer to Jeff Green

Celtics team president Danny Ainge said that the team intends to extend a qualifying offer to Jeff Green this week as expected. The one-year qualifying offer worth $5.9 million keeps Green a restricted free agent.

Green could sign the offer sheet and become an unrestricted free agent after next year or he could negotiate a longer deal with the Celtics. If another team makes Green a higher offer, the Celtics would retain the right to match and sign him for that amount.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.  


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