Mike Lowell gets his first start at first base for the Red Sox as they face the Orioles and their starter Kevin Millwood, with Kevin Youkilis getting scratched with a sore groin. Adrian Beltre, who was originally out of the lineup, will play third. Here is the Sox' lineup in the series finale at Camden Yards: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Drew RF, Lowell 1B, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Varitek C, McDonald LF, Van Every CF, Beckett P. To see how the Red Sox hitters have fared against Josh Beckett see all the matchups on The Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Bruins forward Marco Sturm is out for the season after he crumpled to the ice when he missed a check on Philadelphia defenseman Matt Carle in the first period of Game 1 Saturday afternoon. The Bruins announced on Sunday that Sturm has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee and will need surgery in 4-6 weeks and then six months of rehabilitation time. Sturm was held pointless through the first seven games of the postseason but had been the Bruins' leading goal-scorer in the regular season with 22 strikes.
“Marco suffer a knee injury yesterday that will keep him out for the rest of the year,” coach Claude Julien said. “It is unfortunate news for our hockey club and especially for him who has battled through a major injury last year and was really looking forward to these playoffs.”
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Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek are in the lineup for the Red Sox' series finale in Baltimore against the Orioles, with both Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez getting the day off. Varitek gets another day behind the dish with Sox starter Josh Beckett on the hill, though with a day game following a Saturday night contest, Martinez likely was in line for a day off regardless of the starter. Both Lowell (.344/.437/.541) and Varitek (.387/.424/.548) also enjoy excellent numbers against Baltimore tarter Kevin Millwood.
Here are the lineups:
Van Every, 8
SP -- Beckett
The Celtics surrendered an 11-point halftime lead and lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 101-93, to the Cavaliers in Cleveland. The C's were outscored 58-39 in the second half. LeBron James led all players with 35 points. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 27 points and 12 assists. Game 2 will be played on Monday in Cleveland. For initial thoughts see the Green Street Blog by clicking here.
After allowing just one run and one hit over his first four innings Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed the Orioles to score six runs in the fifth inning as the O's claimed a 12-9 victory for their second straight win over the Red Sox, Saturday night at Camden Yards. Matsuzaka, who allowed seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, was relieved with two outs in the fifth by Tim Wakefield. Wakefield, making his first relief appearance since the 2004 American League Championship Series, became the first Red Sox reliever to allow three home runs since Keith Foulke in '06. The knuckleballer would give up five runs over 2 1/3 innings. The highlight for the Sox came in the form of David Ortiz' 35th career multi-home run game. The designated hitter blasted a solo shot in the first inning off of Baltimore starter Brad Bergesen before hitting his third home run of the season off of left-hander Alberto Castillo, onto Eutaw...
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk Rex, the Jets, a tough divisional match-up, and what, if any scenario we could see the Patriots losing this one.
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