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05/14/2011 - 10:39pm
Beckett, Gonzalez help Sox romp in Bronx

NEW YORK -- The Red Sox enjoyed one of their more impressive wins of the year, riding continued runs of brilliance by Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez to a 6-0 victory over the Yankees and CC Sabathia. The win moves the Sox within a game of .500.

Beckett delivered six shutout innings, punching out nine, to give him 14 scoreless innings pitched against New York this year. He has not given up a run in 18 1/3 innings, tied for the longest scoreless innings streak of his career. He last accomplished the feat in 2004 as a member of the Marlins. Beckett also dropped his ERA to 1.75 for the season, second-best in the AL.

Through the first four innings, Beckett was locked in a scoreless duel with Yankees ace Sabathia, but the Sox broke through in the top of the fifth on Jacoby Ellsbury's two-run, bases-loaded double to left-center. Two innings later, Jason Varitek delivered a run-scoring single and, with two outs and two on, Adrian Gonzalez drilled a...

05/14/2011 - 10:00pm
Gonzalez homers in fourth straight

NEW YORK -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez homered in his fourth straight contest on Saturday night in New York, unloading on a 94 mph fastball in the top of the seventh inning against Yankees starter CC Sabathia and drilling a ball into the lower deck in right-center field for a three-run blast, his ninth of the year and eighth in 11 games. It was the second homer in as many games that Gonzalez had hit in the Bronx, and coupled with the three homers in two games he hit in Toronto, Gonzalez has now slugged longballs in four straight contests.

The streak matches the longest of the first baseman's career. In fact, he has four separate streaks of four straight games with a homer since the start of the 2009 season. Over the past three years, only one other player (Matt Kemp) has as many as three such streaks.

Gonzalez is now one game shy of the longest home run streak in Red Sox history. Five separate Sox have gone deep in five straight games,...

05/14/2011 - 8:29pm
Cashman: Posada asked out of lineup

NEW YORK -- Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that DH Jorge Posada asked out of his team's lineup prior to its Saturday night contest against the Red Sox. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network (via twitter), who cited a source familiar with the exchange, Posada told New York manager Joe Girardi that he was "insulted" to be asked to hit ninth -- something that he had not done since 1999 -- and that the DH "threw a hissy fit."

Posada, 39, is hitting .165 with a .272 OBP, .349 slugging mark and .621 OPS on the season. Curry wrote that the Yankees will dock Posada's wages for his refusal to play.

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05/14/2011 - 8:20pm
Report: Frank, McHale finalists in Houston

According to a report on SI.com, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank is one of three finalists for the head coaching vacancy with the Rockets along with former Celtic Kevin McHale and one-time Minnesota coach Dwane Casey. Frank has served one season on Doc Rivers' staff with the Celtics and like all the coaches was working on a one-year contract.

On Friday, Celtics president Danny Ainge said that he expected Frank would get one of the open head coaching jobs this summer. Sam Amick's report also links to him to the opening in Golden State. Frank replaced Tom Thibodeau as Rivers' lead assistant and was in charge of the team's defense, which was once again among the best in the NBA.

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05/14/2011 - 6:38pm
Francona: Ellsbury proving he's durable

NEW YORK -- Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has played in all 38 of his team's games thus far in 2011. That, of course, comes in stark contrast to a 2010 campaign when injuries limited him to just 18 contests.

He has played despite sustaining a number of dings and bruises thanks to the aggressiveness demanded of him both as a center fielder and as a base-stealing threat in the leadoff spot. On Friday, for instance, he appeared to suffer a twisted right knee when he changed direction on the bases between second and third. After being checked by Sox trainer Mike Reinold, he stayed in the game, and on Saturday morning, Ellsbury contacted manager Terry Francona to let him know he'd be available to claim his customary leadoff perch in the lineup.

Francona believes that Ellsbury is making a point through his durability.

“I think it’s a priority [for Ellsbury],” said Francona. “However you want to say it, whether he...

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