In an attempt to strengthen his arthritic right knee, Lakers star Kobe Bryant reportedly went to Germany and had a procedure similar to platelet-rich plasma therapy. However, the procedure may be more of a gamble than a proven fix, as there is not enough scientific evidence that the soon-to-be-33-year-old will get better.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed after his team's 5-2 win over the Astros that Adrian Gonzalez will get the start in right field Saturday, with David Ortiz playing first base. The Sox will be going against Houston lefty starter J.A. Happ, who has allowed left-handed hitters a .328 batting average, with righties batting .261.
It will mark the second time this season Gonzalez will man right field, having gotten the start in right Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Gonzalez didn't get any chances in right during his start against the Phillies, which was the first time he has played the outfield in a big league games since 2003. The first baseman claimed the go-ahead double Friday night.
After striking out in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday night, Ortiz is now 0-for-8 on the road trip, having not claimed a hit since June 20.
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PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking after the Red Sox' 5-2 win over the Phillies Thursday afternoon, J.D. Drew commented on the Citizens Bank Park fans once again serenading the outfielder with boos each time he was announced to hit.
"It was probably a little bit crazier over at the Vet. Now they’re selling out every game so they have a nice chant going on out there," said Drew, who entered the game in the seventh inning as the pinch-hitter for Darnell McDonald. The outfielder lined out to center field in his first at-bat, and then singled in his second time up.
"It is what it is. Hey, it will stay there. As long as I’m playing this game, they’ll remember, that’s for sure. I think my little brother gets it, too. Stephen played right across the river in independent ball. He used to get worn out over there. I’m surprised they didn’t boo Drew Sutton, those guys. He plays on the Red Sox with the name Drew. It...
PHILADELPHIA -- Following their 5-2 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Thursday afternoon, members of the Red Sox reacted to the move by the team to designate Mike Cameron for assignment prior to the game.
Jon Lester: "Cam’s a great guy, great teammate. He’ll definitely be missed. Great clubhouse guy. Probably one of the best teammates I’ve ever played with, and that’s both on and off the field."
Dustin Pedroia: "He's a great teammate. He did a lot of things in the clubhouse and a lot of things on the field for us. He's going to be missed. He's one of the guys. It's tough but I think that's the hard part about the business part of the game. He'll definitely be missed."
Terry Francona: "Very tough -- and tough for Theo [Epstein]. Theo did most of the talking, and I appreciated the way he spoke to Cam. As a player, I wish...
PHILADELPHIA -- Jon Lester pitched seven shutout innings and Jason Varitek homered twice as the Red Sox avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Phillies with a 5-2 win on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.
Dustin Pedroia also homered for the Sox (46-34), an eighth-inning blast that was followed by the Varitek's second home run of the game. The Sox enjoyed their most productive offensive game of the series despite the absence of Kevin Youkilis (sore left ankle) and with a lineup that saw Darnell McDonald in the second spot, Pedroia batting cleanup, Varitek fifth and Josh Reddick (two hits) sixth.
Lester and Cole Hamels were locked in a scoreless duel through four innings, but Hamels did not return for the fifth inning after an Adrian Gonzalez fourth-inning line drive struck the left-hander on his right hand. The Sox took advantage of the absence of Hamels, scoring a pair of runs in the fifth (RBI singles by Drew Sutton and Jacoby Ellsbury) and a...
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