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07/20/2011 - 2:31pm
Pedroia extends hit streak to 18 games

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia collected a hit in his 18th straight game when he legged out an infield single on a grounder to third in the fifth inning against Orioles starter Jake Arrieta. The hitting streak is a new career high for the second baseman, surpassing the 17-game streak he had in 2008. The hit also marked the 30th straight game in which Pedroia has reached base, also a new career high that coincided with his 2008 hitting streak.

During the streak, Pedroia is hitting .377. For the season, he has a .295 average and .864 OPS with 13 homers and 50 RBI, along with 18 steals.

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07/20/2011 - 1:53pm
Hottovy outrighted to Pawtucket

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox left-hander Tommy Hottovy, who was designated for assignment on Saturday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow southpaw reliever Randy Williams, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Hottovy had a 6.75 ERA in eight big league appearances for the Sox, with lefties going 2-for-7 with a walk against him. In Triple-A, lefties are just 1-for-21 against the 30-year-old this season.

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07/20/2011 - 1:26pm
Sox hope for 80-90 pitches from Lester start

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester, who has been on the DL since July 6 due to a lat strain, threw off a bullpen mound for the first time since he suffered the injury against the Blue Jays on July 5. Rather than treat the outing as a simple side session, Lester (10-4, 3.31 ERA) ended up simulating a few innings with breaks in between sets of pitches. He appeared to throw his full arsenal of pitches as he builds toward his start on Monday.

While the Sox believe that it would be unfair to expect Lester to pitch without restrictions on Monday, they are also hopeful that he can handle a workload that is not far short of normal, with manager Terry Francona suggesting that the left-hander might be asked to throw 80-90 pitches in his outing against the Royals.

"That’s not shortening him too much," Francona said before the bullpen session. "That might shorten him an inning."

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07/20/2011 - 10:23am
Sox lineup: Drew out, Reddick, Navarro in

J.D. Drew will get another day off as the Red Sox wrap up their three-game series in Baltimore with an early afternoon game against the Orioles. Josh Reddick gets the start in right field and will bat fifth against O's right-hander Jake Arrieta.

Yamaico Navarro gets the start at third base, with Kevin Youkilis shifting to first and Adrian Gonzalez moving to designated hitter for the final game of David Ortiz' three-game suspension.

Here is the Sox lineup behind pitcher Andrew Miller:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

Adrian Gonzalez, DH

Kevin Youkilis, 1B

Josh Reddick, RF

Carl Crawford, LF

Marco Scutaro, SS

Jason Varitek, C

Yamaico Navarro, 3B

 

For a breakdown of the pitching matchup, check the Full Count blog...

07/20/2011 - 9:37am
Myra Kraft dies after battle with cancer

Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, died early Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer, the team announced. She was 68.

“Words cannot express the deep sorrow that we feel in learning of the passing of Myra Hiatt Kraft," the team said in a statement. "Myra passed away early this morning after a courageous battle with cancer. We are all heartbroken. The global philanthropic community and the New England Patriots family have suffered a great loss.”

Kraft, who was born and raised in Worcester, served on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, including Brigham and Women's Hospital, the American Repertory Theatre, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, and her alma mater, Brandeis University. In 1995, she became the first woman chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, a post she held until 2002.

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