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09/23/2009 - 5:14pm
Hunter Jones joins Sox; V-Mart talks about catching Beckett

Red Sox reliever Hunter Jones arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday. Presumably, he's being added to the bullpen to add length with Michael Bowden unavailable for tonight's game. Terry Francona said that Jones was told to keep throwing after the Triple-A season ended in case this situation came up.

Victor Martinez had the following to say before he caught Beckett for a second time last night: "He has some great stuff. It's way more fun to catch a guy like him than face him." Martinez went on to say that "I didn't think [the Toronto start] was that big a deal. … It was one of those days." Francona said that Martinez is catching Beckett because "we're trying to cover everything."

Anthony Lerew is scheduled to start for KC in the series finale on Thursday. Also, the Red Sox would like Tim Wakefield to make his next start on Tuesday against Toronto. Finally, there will be no baseball...

09/23/2009 - 4:33pm
Rodney: Pats will struggle to contain Gonzalez

Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison believes the Patriots will have a difficult time defending the tight ends in the Falcons offense this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. "I see the Patriots defense struggling to contain tight end Tony Gonzalez, I'm not sure who will be able to cover him on a consistent [basis]," Harrison said via his Twitter feed on Wednesday afternoon. The Atlanta offense, led by quarterback Matt Ryan, features tight ends Gonzalez and Justin Peele. For more, visit the blog It Is What It Is

09/23/2009 - 4:33pm
V-Mart batting third, catching Beckett

Red Sox starter Josh Beckett faces the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night hoping to get the Red Sox back on track. Beckett is 4-0 with a 1.90 ERA agains the Royals since 2006. That is the best ERA by a major leaguer against KC since '06. Luke Hochevar gets the start for the Royals and is coming off his first career shutout, a three-hitter on Friday at Chicago. Here are the starting lineups:

Red Sox
Ellsbury - CF
Pedroia - 2B
Martinez - C
Youkilis - 1B
Bay - LF
Ortiz - DH
Lowell - 3B
Drew - RF
Gonzalez - SS

09/23/2009 - 4:25pm
Martinez to catch Beckett on Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second time since he became a member of the Red Sox, Victor Martinez will serve as the catcher for starter Josh Beckett. The previous pairing ended poorly, as Beckett allowed seven runs in 5-1/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Aug. 18. Here are the starting lineups for Wednesday night's game:

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Drew, RF
Gonzalez, SS

SP -- Beckett

DeJesus, LF
Maier, CF
Butler, 1B
Pena, DH
Callaspo, 2B
Teahen, RF
Buck, C
Gordon, 3B
Betancourt, SS

SP -- Hochevar

09/23/2009 - 4:12pm
Patriots Injury Report for Wednesday

Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Practice
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)

Limited Participation
TE Chris Baker (ankle)
C Dan Connolly (back)
WR Julian Edelman (ankle)
S Brandon Meriweather (ankle)
DL Myron Pryor (calf)
WR Matthew Slater (elbow)
CB Terrence Wheatley (knee)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

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