BALTIMORE -- In his second major league start, Kyle Weiland pitched well enough to earn the win. But a lack of run support instead pinned the right-hander with his first big league loss, as Weiland and the Red Sox fell to the Orioles, 6-2.
The chief architect of Baltimore's victory was Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie, who mixed a mid-90s fastball with a terrific slider and changeup to keep the Sox off balance for most of the night. A two-run homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia was the only damage that the Sox lineup could do against Guthrie (4-13), the American League leader in losses. Guthrie scattered eight hits in seven innings while walking one and striking out four, including a pair of punchouts of Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is 2-for-24 in the second half.
With the Sox unable to mount any sustained threats against Guthrie, Weiland took the loss on a night when he pitched well. He allowed three runs (all in the first three innings) on six...
BALTIMORE -- The progress is starting to become evident. Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz threw long toss from 120 feet on Monday afternoon, in a session that gave the Sox grounds for optimism that his recovery from a frustratingly persistent back issue is advancing.
"[Monday] was such a good day that I think everyone was really pleased," Sox manager Terry Francona said. "I know we’ve got some hurdles to get through, but still, he really did well. The guys that were with him said you would never, it looked like a normal day of long toss on a guy that feels good about himself. So, that was good."
Buchholz said that he felt mild soreness on Tuesday, but he pinned that on throwing with greater intensity than at any time since he last tried to throw off a mound at the end of June in Philadelphia. As things stand, the right-hander is scheduled to throw again from 120 feet on flat ground on Wednesday and then, assuming there...
It’s safe to say that Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins and Vikings punter Chris Kluwe won’t be exchanging Christmas cards.
Mankins, one of the four plaintiffs in the Brady vs. NFL antitrust lawsuit who is reportedly trying to get his own settlement, drew the ire of the punter on Tuesday. Kluwe took to Twitter (@chriswarcraft) to write: Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword. Congrats [Drew] Brees, [Peyton] Manning, [Logan] Mankins, and [Vincent] Jackson for being ‘that guy’. #douchebags
According to Yahoo! Sports, Mankins and Jackson want to become unrestricted free agents or...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined The Big Show Tuesday afternoon, discussing his team's current play, Adrian Gonzalez' swing and the starting rotation.
Francona said that starter Josh Beckett, who gave up one hit and no runs over eight innings Sunday, is pitching more consistent than he ever has a member of the Red Sox.
"It's certainly the most consistent," Francona said. "I mean, every time he goes out there, he's finding a way. That was a spectacular outing. It wasn't like he was throwing 100 miles an hour, but the only hit he gave up was a ball that hit the side of his shoe and caromed off towards the infield. It was just nice and quiet and efficient and just mowing them down. It's huge."
As for another one of his starters, Francona said he isn't concerned with John Lackey's actions on the field, and that his play is far more of a priority than his shouting on the field at teammates and the manager....
BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox will employ the same lineup that plated 15 runs in Monday night's victory in Baltimore though they will tinker slightly with the defensive alignment. With David Ortiz serving the second game of his three-game suspension, Carl Crawford -- in his second game off the DL -- will serve as DH, with Jacoby Ellsbury returning to center field and Josh Reddick back in left.
Kyle Weiland will take the mound against the same team against whom he made his big league debut, an outing that ended suddenly with an ejection in the fifth inning. He will oppose Orioles right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. For complete matchup histories of the two teams, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
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