The Red Sox dropped a 20-11 decision to the Yankees, Friday night at Fenway Park, marking the most runs they have surrendered since allowing 22 to New York on June 9, 2000. The 23 hits allowed were also the most the Red Sox have given up since Sept. 3, 1981 against Seattle. Taking the loss was starter Brad Penny, who has now lost his last four decisions after allowing eight runs on 10 hits over four innings. Earning the win for the Yankees was Andy Pettitte, who allowed seven runs on seven hits over five innings. Mike Lowell (3-for-5) and Jason Varitek each hit ninth inning homers for the Sox. Hideki Matsui led the Yankees with a pair of home runs and seven RBI, while Alex Rodriguez (4-for-4), Melky Cabrera (4-for-6), and Mark Teixeira (3-for-5) also starred for the visitors.
The Red Sox optioned pitcher Michael Bowden to Triple A Pawtucket following their 20-11 loss to the Yankees, Friday night at Fenway Park. No corresponding move was announced. Bowden, who came on for starter Brad Penny in the fifth inning after being recalled earlier in the day, allowed seven runs on eight hits over two innings, throwing 63 pitches (32 strikes).
The Peabody West Little League team lost their first game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., dropping a 10-1 decision to the representative from Texas, San Antonio. Pinch-runner Nick Bona scored the only run for Peabody, scoring on a fielder's choice off the bat of A.J. DiFillipo.
Tim Wakefield said that he feels comfortable enough to return the Red Sox after throwing 5 2/3 innings of one-run, two-hit ball against the Rochester Red Wings in Pawtucket on Friday night. Asked whether he would make his case to the Red Sox that he doesn't need further rehab following the 81-pitch outing Wakefield replied, "I think they know that's my case."
"I felt like I could have gone seven [tonight], but doing that here tonight proved to me that my stamina’s back and I’m ready to go," Wakefield added. "I felt great physically. Compared to last week, I think my strength has increased a tremendous amount from last week to tonight. I was able to still throw some more pitches, to cover first base. There’s still a little limp there, but nothing’s really bothering me to pitch." For the rest of Wakefield's comments and an inning-by-inning look at his latest rehab start,...
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Red Sox have claimed Mets reliever Billy Wagner on waivers. The Mets, according to Rosenthal, now have until Tuesday at 1 p.m. to decide whether to work out a trade with the Sox for the left-hander, to grant the waiver request (essentially giving away Wagner in order to absolve themselves of his contract), or to pull the pitcher back from waivers and keep him. Because Wagner is expected to be a Type A free agent, who could garner two draft picks via free agency if he rejects an offer of salary arbitration, the Mets might be reluctant to simply engage in a salary dump.
Wagner, who made his return from Tommy John surgery on Thursday with a scoreless inning in which he struck out two and hit 95 mph on the radar gun. The Red Sox pursued him as a free agent following the 2005 season,...
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Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.
Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.
Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.
Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.
DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.
We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
We tackle four topics that relate around the (merciful) end of the Celtics 2014 season.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
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