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06/18/2011 - 3:22pm
Reddick up; McDonald, Cameron in lineup

One day after he suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain, Carl Crawford is out of the Red Sox lineup. While a move has not yet been announced, outfielder Josh Reddick -- who hit two homers for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday -- is back up with the team to provide outfield depth in light of the injury.

Reddick, however, is not in the Sox' starting lineup on a day when left-hander Randy Wolf is on the mound for the Brewers. Neither, for that matter, is the left-handed hitting J.D. Drew (4-for-11 with two homers against Wolf), as the Sox will instead feature Darnell McDonald and Mike Cameron in the two outfield corners.

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RED SOX LINEUP

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06/18/2011 - 2:22pm
Savard: Short-term memory issues 'terrible'
By: DJ Bean

Bruins center Marc Savard was able to make it to Boston from his Peterborough, Ontario home to celebrate the team's Stanley Cup victory with his teammates at Saturday's rolling rally. That's the good news for Savard, who is still suffering from post-concussion syndrome after being concussed twice over the past two seasons. 

Savard, who has six more years on his contract, did not indicate whether he plans to retire or try to make a return next season, saying he did not want to take the spotlight away from what his teammates had accomplished. He did say, however that he is definitely feeling the negative effects of his most recent concussion, suffered in January in a game against the Avalanche. 

"I’m feeling better. I mean I still have my days here and there," Savard, who noted his short-term memory problems are "terrible," said. "But it’s been tough, that’s for sure, especially watching and stuff...

06/18/2011 - 2:15pm
Record crowd enjoys 'mayhem, all good'

The city of Boston has celebrated world championship teams before with a "rolling rally" like it did on Saturday but never did so many fans turn out. When the city rolled out the duck boats for a three-mile rally route from TD Garden to Copley Square, fans as deep as 20 rows lined the streets to celebrate the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. 

"Mayhem, but all good," Bruins President Cam Neely said in describing the day. "These fans have waited a long, long time for this. They deserve this. Today is their day to really celebrate it, which is really great."

Boston Police estimated the crowd at well over one million, and city officials said that it eclipsed the 2004 "Rain Rally" on Oct. 30, 2004 when the city and region celebrated the first World Series title in 86 years. Neely's Bruins became the seventh Boston team to be celebrated and honored with a duck boat rally, joining the 2001, '03 and '04...

06/18/2011 - 11:15am
Boston 'welcomes home' Lord Stanley

With the sun breaking through the clouds and basking hundreds of thousands in afterglow of the city's first Stanley Cup in 39 years, Boston kicked off another "Rolling Rally" Saturday morning in the parking lot outside TD Garden. Click here to view a photo gallery of the rally.

"Lord Stanley, 39 years, welcome home!" exclaimed Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, one of the first to speak before the duck boats began their three-mile procession from the Garden to Copley Square. 

Boston City police termed Saturday's rally the biggest in the city's rich sports history, eclipsing even the 2004 Red Sox rally in the rain on Oct. 30, 2004, with well over a million people lined up between 10-15 deep in many areas along the route. 

"We got the Cup! We got the Cup!" added Patrice Bergeron, whose two goals in Game 7 led the Bruins to a Cup-clinching 4-0 win in Vancouver on...

06/17/2011 - 11:43pm
Crawford suffers Grade 1 hamstring strain

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford left Friday's game in the bottom of the first inning due to a left hamstring strain following an infield single. He limped after crossing the first-base bag and almost immediately grabbed his hamstring as trainer Mike Reinold and manager Terry Francona came out of the dugout to check on him. After a very brief discussion, Crawford limped off the field towards the dugout.

"He needed to come out," said Francona.

According to Francona, an MRI during the game revealed that Crawford has a Grade 1 hamstring strain, the mildest strain. The Sox will wait until Saturday to see how Crawford is responding to treatment and then proceed with a course of action.

"They're just going to see how I feel tomorrow and then go from there," Crawford said. "I iced it a few times and I’ve got to wear this thing around my thigh tonight, and hopefully that’ll make it feel better...

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