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09/22/2009 - 7:41am
Royals rally past Red Sox

The Red Sox bullpen imploded in a 12-9 loss to the Royals on Monday night, as Boston's magic number remained at 6. The Red Sox still have won 10 of their last 12. Starter Tim Wakefield wasn’t able to take advantage of an early 6-0 lead and draw closer to the team’s all-time win mark. The Sox and Royals played through downpours, which contributed to 11 walks by Red Sox pitchers. For the complete game recap, CLICK HERE.


09/21/2009 - 5:13pm
Green could have disc problem

Red Sox utility infielder Nick Green is back in Boston to be examined for what the team believes is a disc injury. Green had been complaining of a "dead" right leg for the past week. "I think they think it might be disc-related," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to Monday night's game in Kansas City. "So now he'll stay in Boston the next couple of days, he'll work with [physical therapist] Scott Waugh and try to get a little better handle on how to proceed." Chris Woodward is back with the Red Sox while Green addresses his injury. The Red Sox also placed Junichi Tazawa on the 60-day disabled list as the pitcher had been battling a groin injury but also was reaching his innings limit in the eyes of the organization.


09/21/2009 - 4:45pm
V-Mart behind the plate; Baldelli in right against the Royals

Victor Martinez will get the start behind the plate to catch Tim Wakefield on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals. Here are the complete starting lineups for the Red Sox and Royals:

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

Starting Pitcher: Tim Wakefield

Royals
Bloomquist - RF
Maier - LF
Butler - 1B
Jacobs - DH
Callaspo- 2B
Olivo - C
Gordon - 3B
Betancourt - SS
Anderson - CF

Starting Pitcher: Lenny DiNardo


09/21/2009 - 1:30pm
Belichick: Defensive communication is better than last year

FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes his defense is more in sync this season, and he said as much this morning during his Monday gathering with the media at Gillette Stadium. "I would say it’s probably better than it was last year, that wouldn’t take much," Belichick said. "Is it as good as it needs to be? No. There’s always room for improvement. But I would say it’s definitely improved over last year, not that that was a real high bar." With Jerod Mayo out with an injured right knee, second-year linebacker Gary Guyton is calling signals for the defense. For more, visit It Is What It Is.


09/21/2009 - 1:20pm
Warren: Brady can't do it every time

FOXBORO — After watching Tom Brady lead the Patriots back to a stunning 25-24 win over the Bills six days earlier, many thought the same thing would happen on Sunday in the Meadowlands. And when it didn't, Ty Warren said the Patriots should have learned a lesson. "For the guys that have been here and seen it over the years, you kind of sit back and think that's going to happen, but reality is it's not going to happen every time," Warren said. "It happened last week. It didn't happen this week, so we can't always rely on that. Everybody's got to pull their weight." For more, visit It Is What It Is.


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