Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 and Tim Wakefield allowed just four hits and one run over 6 2/3 innings as the Red Sox beat the Cubs, 5-1, Sunday night at Fenway Park. Gonzalez raised his average 14 points to .342 with the performance while Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted his second homer in three games and his third of the season.
While 1918 nostaglia was the theme all weekend long at Fenway Park, Wakefield did his part by turning back the clock and throwing a masterpiece. Wakefield threw just 50 pitches in his first five innings, allowing only an Alfonso Soriano single to center. In winning his first game of 2011, the 44-year-old knuckleballer struck out three and didn't walk a batter, lowering his ERA from 5.40 to 4.50. Wakefield was pulled by Terry Francona after allowing a two-out, RBI double to Jeff Baker in the seventh, his 75th and final pitch of the night. Daniel Bard came on to fan Soriano as the game's potential tying run with a 98 mph...
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was slotted at No. 62 Sunday night in the NFL Network's list of Top 100 players, a list put together through a players-only vote. Mayo was presented by New England coach Bill Belichick, who praised Mayo as a “football guy.”
“He handles the whole front, the defensive line, the linebackers, stunts, adjustments — and in a lot of the cases, he controls the entire defense,” Belichick said. “Players elected him captain his second year. I think that speaks to his leadership and the respect that he has on this team.”
Belichick was asked if one particular play stood out when it came to Mayo, the 2008 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year who has led the Patriots in tackles the last three seasons.
“When he leads the league in tackles like he did last year, it’s hard to single out one,” Belichick said. “But I think that some...
Los Angeles police conducted a raid Sunday morning and arrested a 31-year-old man believed to be one of the attackers who beat Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on March 31. UPDATE: The suspect, Giovanni Ramirez, was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and was being held on $1 million bail.
The man's parole officer was the one who tipped off police, noting that the parolee resembled the sketch of the suspect and that he had recently changed his tattoos, which police suspect he did to cover up a tattoo recognized by witnesses. According to The Los Angeles Times, police tailed the suspect throughout the weekend and raided his East Hollywood apartment at 7 am. Sunday.
Stow was transferred from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center last week...
One day after watching his teammate take a fastball from Red Sox righthander Alfredo Aceves under the left eye, Carlos Pena said his former team couldn't have been more genuine is showing concern for the welfare of Marlon Byrd.
"Kevin Youkilis, Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, Big Papi, they all took time to talk to me at first base and ask about him. They were genuinely concerned. We're competitors on the field but in the end, we're all in this game together."
Byrd was sent immediately to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary during the game and spent Saturday night there. Pena went to visit him after the game Saturday night and said that Byrd's vision in his left eye was blurred but that Byrd could recognize Pena. He was diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Cubs, prior to their interleague series finale Sunday night at Fenway Park.
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With the Cubs scratching scheduled starter Matt Garza, starting lefty James Russell in his place, the Red Sox will have Mike Cameron take the place of J.D. Drew in right field. Cameron, who is hitting .152, hits seventh in making his 13th start on the season. The rest of the Red Sox lineup is as follows:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Mike Cameron RF
Carl Crawford LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Tim Wakefield P
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
With Malcolm Butler, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins all emerging as stars, it's time for the Patriots to decide who they need to make a priority. Giardi and Bradford give their take on who should be the first to resign.
Giardi and Bradford debate why kids are more into the NBA and will be watching the Golden State vs. OKC game 7 tonight, and why no young fans will watch a neutral baseball game.
Mike Giardi and rob Bradford were in on Memorial Day and Bradford had a problem with how Mut, Meter and Butch took his comments out of context on the morning show. Also, Giardi and Bradford talk about what it would take to get Kevin Durant in Boston.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike Mutnansky, Butch Stearns, and Jon Meterparel discuss the absence of Malcolm Butler at last week's OTAs and replay a sound byte of Butler from May 21st on WEEI not wanting to discuss his contract. Is Malcolm Butler headed for a contract dispute, and how valuable is he?More from this show
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