For the second straight night, the Red Sox found themselves in a massive five-run hole early. For the second straight night, they wiped out that deficit to take a two-run lead into the ninth inning, which they entrusted to closer Jonathan Papebon.
But one night after Papelbon allowed four runs in the ninth in a brutal loss, the closer bent but did not break. He allowed one run, but stranded the tying run on third base, allowing the Sox to claim a dramatic 7-6 victory.
The Sox rallied against Yankees relievers Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera, with significant help from the faltering Yankees defense. Boston pushed across four runs in the eighth against Chamberlain, a rally that was commenced by a fielding error by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. That opened the door for an RBI double by J.D. Drew (2-for-4), a two-run single from Kevin Youkilis (2-for-3 with a homer and 3 RBI) and a game-tying single from David...
Paul Pierce had 28 points and Rajon Rondo added 25 as the Celtics beat the Orlando Magic, 95-92, to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. It is the first time in their illustrious history that the Celtics have won the first two games of a series on the road. Vince Carter missed a pair of free throws with 31 seconds remaining and Jameer Nelson missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Celtics head home for Saturday night's Game 3 in complete command of the series.
The Celtics led by 11 early in the fourth on a 3-pointer by Rasheed Wallace but the Magic came all the way back to take a brief lead, 90-89, on Vince Carter's jumper with 3:36 remaining. But Kevin Garnett's fadeaway jumper with 2:46 left put the Celtics up for good, 91-90. The Magic were led by Dwight Howard, who scored a game-high 30 points.
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NEW YORK -- Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett left his start against the Yankees Tuesday with two outs in the fifth inning with tightness in his lower back. Beckett had missed his last start with back spasms. The righty, who signaled there was a problem when Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell came to the mound to visit after a two-run double from Robinson Cano, allowed five runs on five hits, walking three and striking out six in 4 2/3 innings. Beckett threw 103 pitches and was replaced by reliever Manny Delcarmen. The Yankees held a 5-0 advantage at the time of the pitcher's exit.
NEW YORK -- David Ortiz, who was in the lineup as the Red Sox designated hitter against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia, talked prior to the series finale at Yankee Stadium about how difficult is has been to witness Mike Lowell having to deal with diminished playing time
"As good as a player as he is, there's not a guy like him personally. He's a great player, and the fact that he's stuck here right now not playing, it bothers me," Ortiz said. "I'm not used to seeing Mikey not playing. You can't waste a player like that. But what you going to do?"
Just moments earlier from Ortiz expressing his opinion on his teammate of five seasons, Lowell had relayed his displeasure with his situation, telling reporters that it might be better for the Red Sox if he wasn't on the roster. (Click here...
ORLANDO -- The Celtics had a mild surprise as Brian Scalabrine is in uniform and active for Game 2 tonight, while Shelden Williams is out with mild back spasms, according to the team. This is the first time Scalabrine has been active in the post-season.
The voice of the Super Bowl Kevin Harlan joins the show to preview the Super Bowl and talk about some the Patriots games he has called.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and talk about the fraud Roger Goodell.
The playmaker Michael Irvin joins the show on Radio Row to talk about how special it is for a team to stay on top of the mountain.
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.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about Roger Goodell's state of the game address and question and answer period from earl
Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
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.
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.More from this show
Doyel knows the Patriots fixed the AFC title game and they now belong in the same sentence as the 1919 White Sox.More from this show
Funny man Frank Caliendo sits in with Gerry and Kirk from Arizona. He talks about his process and voices some of his greatest hits.More from this show