After missing a call with two outs in the ninth inning of the Tigers' game with the Indians Wednesday night, costing Detroit starter Armando Galarraga a perfect game, umpire Jim Joyce admitted his mistake and showed his remorse. Joyce called Cleveland baserunner Jason Donald safe, saying that he beat the throw from first baseman Miguel Cabrera to Galarraga, who was covering on the grounder between first and second base. (Click here for audio of Joyce's postgame reaction.)
"It was the biggest call of my career, and I kicked the [stuff] out of it," Joyce said after the Tigers' 3-0 win at Detroit's Comerica Park. "I just cost that kid a perfect game. ... I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."
Joyce met with Galarraga following the game,...
Philadelphia's Claude Giroux knocked home the game-winner at the 5:59 mark of overtime to lift the Flyers to a 4-3 win over visiting Chicago Wednesday night and cut the Blackhawks lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals. Michael Leighton had 24 saves for Philadelphia, which will host Game 4 Friday night at the Wachovia Center.
Daisuke Matsuzaka recovered from a three-run first inning to deliver 6 2/3 innings that were at times dominant to help lead the Red Sox to a 6-4 victory over the Athletics. The right-hander proved aggressive against Oakland, throwing 84 of 109 pitches for strikes en route to seven strikeouts. He walked none in improving to 4-2 on the season.
Matsuzaka was backed by a tremendous performance by David Ortiz, who doubled, hit a two-run homer and walked twice in four trips to the plate. The American League's Player of the Month for May crushed his 12th homer of the season.
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David Ortiz slugged the go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning and Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Red Sox erased another early deficit to beat the Oakland A's, 6-4, at Fenway Park for their fourth straight win.
Jonathan Papelbon allowed a long homer to pinch-hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff but finished the ninth inning to record his 13th save of the season and Marco Scutaro added three hits for the Red Sox, who claimed their fourth win in six tries on the seven-game homestand.
After allowing a two-run homer to Kurt Suzuki in the first, Matsuzaka (4-2) settled into a strike-throwing groove, finishing with 109 pitch, 84 strikes. Ortiz celebrated his American League player of the month for May honor earlier in the day by homering off loser Ben Sheets (2-4) for his first of June and 12th of the season. The Red Sox conclude the homestand and their series with Oakland on Thursday afternoon with...
Needing just one out for Major League Baseball's third perfect game of the season, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga induced a ground ball off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Donald in the hole between the first and second basemen. Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera ranged over to field the grounder, proceeding to flip the ball to a covering Galarraga. First base umpire Jim Joyce ruled Donald safe, although replays clearly showed that Galarraga had beaten the runner to the bag. Galarraga finished off the game, giving up just the one hit in leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win at Comerica Park in Detroit. For a complete recap, click here. The two perfect games this season came from Oakland's Dallas Braden and Roy Halladay of the Phillies. There have been 20 perfect games in major league history.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show