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06/27/2012 - 8:11pm
Rodney: Gronk is 'a phenomenal player'

Almost five months after hammering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for dancing at the postgame party after New England suffered a Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants, former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison said he has nothing but love for the big tight end, saying there’s a “time and a place for everything,” and adding that with his new contract, Gronkowski will be asked to be more of a leader in 2012.

“I love the kid. I love him,” said Harrison, who was in Boston Wednesday to be honored as part of “The Tradition” at the TD Garden. “Everyone jumped on me for criticizing him at the Super Bowl for dancing and having a good time after the incident kind of occurred. But I love the kid. I think he’s a phenomenal player. My whole point was, there’s a time and place for...

06/27/2012 - 6:05pm
Ortiz: 'Don't really think about' 400 HRs

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 1-for-2 while blasting his 21st homer of the season on Wednesday, a shot against Blue Jays reliever Jesse Chavez. It was the 399th home run of his career, and after the game, Red Sox teammates felt that the slugger -- en route to a strikeout in his final at-bat of the day against left-hander Luis Perez -- was swinging for the fences in order to secure a milestone homer at home.

"He was definitely trying to go to the moon. He took some pretty hard swings," said Dustin Pedroia. "But it's coming, obviously. Might be tomorrow."

For his part, however, Ortiz said that he was simply trying to take a good swing and failed to do so. He suggested that the significance of hitting his 400th career homer will be something he appreciates only after his career is over.

"Right now, that’s something I don’t really think about," said Ortiz. "I know at some point,...

06/27/2012 - 5:48pm
Podsednik to start PawSox stint on Thursday

Outfielder Scott Podsednik, on the 15-day disabled list since June 19 (retroactive to June 18) with a left groin strain, said after Wednesday's game that he will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. The injury was considered relatively minor at the time that Podsednik was placed on the DL, but given that the team needed to create a roster spot for Cody Ross and that Podsednik was expected to be out for at least a few days, the decision was made to place him on the disabled list. The 36-year-old said that he feels "great" and that he is ready to return to games.

Podsednik, acquired from the Phillies for cash considerations in May, is hitting .387 with a .409 OBP, .484 slugging mark and .893 OPS in 70 plate appearances for the Sox. He is eligible to come off the disabled list on July 3.

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06/27/2012 - 4:19pm
Lester, bats help Sox hit road on high note

The Red Sox won for the 11 time in their last 14 games, beating the Blue Jays, 10-4, Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. The victory moves the Sox to five games over .500 (40-35).

Leading the way this time was the Red Sox' offense, which put up six runs in the first inning against Jays starter Ricky Romero. 

Adrian Gonzalez paced the Sox' attack with two hits and three RBI, while David Ortiz contributed with his 21st homer of the season. Also coming away with multiple-hit games for the hosts were Mike Aviles and Cody Ross. The Red Sox would go 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position, finishing with 10 hits. 

Earning the win for the Red Sox was starter Jon Lester (5-5), who allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out four and not walking a batter. The lefty, who lowered his ERA to 4.53, threw 100 pitches and was followed by relievers Mark Melancon and Clayton Mortensen.

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06/27/2012 - 12:26pm
Bobby V: Lackey timetable, Salty's candidacy

Speaking before his team's game against the Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suggested that John Lackey -- who is recovering from Tommy John surgery -- could be pitching before the start of 2013.

"Threw a light bullpen yesterday and he's in the weight room. He's working extremely hard in his conditioning effort and in his rehabilitation effort," said Valentine of Lackey, who underwent the surgery last October. "I think the projections of him pitching before the year is out -- the calendar year -- I think he's right on schedule. I don't know about the reason, but he'll be pitching somewhere before the year is over … They said we shoot for him pitching somewhere before the year is ore and all reports are that he's either on schedule or just a little ahead of schedule."

Valentine also surmised Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- who is currently leading al American League catchers with 14...

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