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06/17/2011 - 11:59am
Horton was playing with separated shoulder
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday at TD Garden that even before being severely concussed on a headshot from Vancouver's Aaron Rome in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, first-line winger Nathan Horton was playing hurt for the Bruins. Horton, who had three game-winning goals in the postseason, two of which clinched series, had been playing with a separated shoulder, according to the GM. 

"I know Nathan, before he was hurt with his concussion was actually hurt. He had a serious separated shoulder," Chiarelli said, adding that Horton was "hurt significantly." 

Horton had eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in the postseason, his first experience in the playoffs. 

Chiarelli added that he considered the B's lucky for their lack of injuries suffered by players. 

"I think we’ll only have one, maybe two, surgeries and we’ll get that out there when I get all the...

06/17/2011 - 7:44am
Mashup: Pirates catcher's wife attacked

In a road rage incident in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a man attacked the wife of Pirates catcher Chris Snyder while the player sat helplessly in the car, unable to get out after having back surgery a few days earlier. Subhash Arjanbhi Modhwadia, 44, followed the Snyders to a gas station after a near collision and attacked Carla Snyder after damaging the car, according to police. Modhwadia was subdued by a passerby and eventually taken to jail and held on $25,000 bail.

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06/16/2011 - 10:38pm
Miller: 'I like my chances' in big leagues

Left-hander Andrew Miller, in a conversation with Pawtucket Red Sox broadcaster Dan Hoard, said that he is confident that based on how he is pitching in Triple-A that he can enjoy success in the majors. Miller -- who reportedly will start for the Sox next week, likely on Monday against the Padres -- has a 2.47 ERA for Pawtucket, including a four-start run in which he has struck out 26 and walked just three over 25 1/3 innings.

“I’m certainly confident that if I throw the way I have the last three weeks or so that I’d do pretty well and hold my own up there,” Miller told Hoard. “You never know till you go out there and compete, but certainly I like the way I’m throwing the ball and I like my chances.”

Miller talked with Hoard about the changes to his pregame routine that have contributed to his recent excellence, and about his relationship with the Red Sox that made the decision not to opt out of his minor...

06/16/2011 - 10:25pm
Sox cap stellar road trip with another win

The Red Sox finished their nine-game road trip in style, beating the Rays 4-2 Thursday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Sox only lost one game on the road swing and have won 10 of their last 11.

It was the Red Sox' most successful nine-game road swing since 1977.

The latest victory was due in large part to the Sox' ability to get to Tampa Bay All-Star starter David Price, forcing the lefty to throw 63 pitches in the first two innings while claiming an early 3-1 lead. Coming away with RBIs for the Sox were David Ortiz -- who drew a bases-loaded walk after Price hit Kevin Youkilis -- Darnell McDonald (single), Dustin Pedroia (double) and Adrian Gonzalez (solo home run).

For McDonald, who was subbing in for Jacoby Ellsbury, it was just his second RBI of the season. Pedroia, meanwhile, came away with at least one hit in all but one of the Sox' games on the road trip. The homer for Gonzalez, which came off Kyle Farnsworth and...

06/16/2011 - 9:48pm
Lowrie, Buchholz leave with injuries

Both Jed Lowrie and Clay Buchholz were forced to leave the Red Sox' series finale against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., Thursday night. 

Lowrie, who has been battling a sore left shoulder since colliding with Carl Crawford on May 27, exited the lineup after striking out with the bases loaded in the first inning against Tampa Bay starter David Price. With the punchout, Lowrie now is in the midst of an 0-for-15 stretch, while having notched just one hit in 17 at-bats on the nine-game road trip. He was replaced by Marco Scutaro.

Buchholz pitched well in his outing, allowing just one run on two hits while walking three and striking out five, but he had to leave after five innings due to lower back tightness. The righty had been battling back problems for the past few weeks, having been pushed back in his previous start, in which he threw 100 pitches, allowing just one run over seven innings. Buchholz threw 81 pitches Thursday night.


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