CHICAGO -- With White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle on the hill, the Red Sox will tweak their lineup in the series finale at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday, featuring Darnell McDonald in right field in place of Josh Reddick. McDonald is 6-for-9 in his career against Buehrle, tied for his most hits against any pitcher. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will pair Jason Varitek with left-hander Andrew Miller in the rubber match of the battle of the Soxes.
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CHICAGO -- An unexpected turn of events occurred late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, as the deal sending Oakland starter Rich Harden to the Red Sox in exchange for first baseman Lars Anderson and a player to be named appeared to be in the process of unraveling.
Harden told Oakland reporters that Athletics GM Billy Beane told him that there was no deal, and that the pitcher would make his scheduled start for the A's on Tuesday. A major league source confirmed the report, noting that the Red Sox are "not counting on" the deal going through.
The Red Sox developed concerns, based on a review of Harden's medicals, that he might not be available to contribute as much as expected down the stretch. Harden, who has been on the DL 10 times in his career, missed the first three months of this year with a muscle strain under his right arm.
Harden is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 10 walks in 29 1/3 innings this year. He...
CHICAGO -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia worked briefly with newly acquired starter Rich Harden when both were with the Rangers in 2010, a season in which both struggled with their health. Harden went 5-5 with a 5.58 ERA in 20 games (18 starts) while working his way back from surgery, while Saltalamacchia played in just two games, going 1-for-5, before landing on the D.L.
Though Saltalamacchia never did catch Harden in a regular season game with the Rangers, based on the time that the two spent together in spring training, he expects the pitcher to fit in well in his new environment after the trade that brought the right-hander from Oakland to the Sox for Lars Anderson and a player to be named.
"He’s a competitor," said Saltalamacchia. "I love him. Great guy, great teammate. His thing was just keeping the ball down. He was great.
"When I had him [in 2010], he was just coming back. He was working on a lot of...
CHICAGO -- The Red Sox scored four runs in the fifth inning, and five more in the ninth to claim a 10-2 win over the White Sox Saturday night. It snapped an eight-game losing streak for Boston against Chicago, who had beaten the Red Sox in 14 of the teams last 16 meetings.
Earning the win was Jon Lester, who allowed two runs on four hits over eight innings, striking out eight and walking one. The lefty's only two miscues came on solo homers from Paul Konerko and Gordon Beckham.
Pacing the Red Sox' offense were Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis, who notched back-to-back homers in the ninth. Gonzalez finished with three hits to raise his average to .358, while Youkilis was one of five Red Sox (Dustin Pedroia, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Marco Scutaro, Carl Crawford) to finish with two hits. Scutaro also had three RBI.
The Red Sox, who went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position, also had three stolen bases thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury, Crawford and...
CHICAGO -- According to a team source, the Red Sox are on the verge of acquiring right-handed pitcher Rich Harden from the Athletics for minor league first baseman Lars Anderson and a player to be named later. The deal is pending Harden undergoing a physical examination.
Harden is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA in five starts this year for the A's; the right-hander has struck out 30 and walked 10 in 29 1/3 innings.
Though Harden has battled injuries throughout his career, he has featured top-of-the-rotation stuff when on the mound. For his career, he has 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as well as a 3.65 ERA in 160 career games (150 starts).
Anderson, once the top prospect in the Red Sox system, will enjoy a homecoming of sorts. The 23-year-old first baseman hails from the Bay Area, having attended Jesuit High School in Sacramento before the Sox drafted him in the 18th round of the 2006 draft.
For a more complete look at the deal,...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.
Gerry, Kirk, and Mut take NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI writer Peter King to task for not addressing the Josh Brown domestic violence story.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut discuss the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pressers from Tuesday and whether they reveal signs of a rift between the coach and QB.
The 2016 edition of the annual survey into what sports fans think about their teams (and more importantly, about the media) is out, and Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into some of the opinions of the local fans.
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.
Andrew Benintendi made possibly the catch of the year for the Sox, and the guys talk about the hype surrounding that play. Also, they get into Pats talk, and focus in on what a loss of Tom Brady for 4 games means to an already shaky offensive line.
We discuss the one game suspension for domestic violence for Giants kicker Josh Brown, and the can of worms it has opened up for the league with it's inconsistent suspensions, many for the same acts.
Sox talk with Dale, Thornton and Tom E Curran as game 2 in Tampa comes up tonight.
We discuss Brady's return to camp from his four day absence and what exactly people want Brady to do as far as mentoring Jimmy Garoppolo. Is he expected to always be by his side?
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
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