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07/05/2011 - 9:48pm
Lester-less Sox escape with win over Jays

In many respects, the outcome was secondary. Once Jon Lester left Tuesday night's game after four no-hit innings due to a strain of his left latissimus dorsi muscle, the status of the starter immediately assumed foremost importance for the Red Sox.

Even so, on a night when Lester's injury was the defining event, the Sox staff sustained the dominance that the starter began against the Blue Jays. Three relievers -- Matt Albers (2 innings), Franklin Morales (1 inning) and Daniel Bard (1 inning) -- kept Toronto off the board for the next 12 outs, and Jonathan Papelbon survived a rocky ninth to complete a 3-2 victory.

The Sox carried a no-hitter into the sixth, when Albers walked Corey Patterson with two outs and then allowed Jose Bautista to pull a grounder through the left side of the infield. But Patterson was picked off by Albers when he broke too soon for third, ending the first Jays threat of the night.

Papelbon inherited a 3-0 lead in the...

07/05/2011 - 6:49pm
Youkilis says he'll return Wednesday

Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who is out of the lineup on Tuesday in the aftermath of getting hit by a pitch at the top of his back on Monday, expects to return to the lineup on Wednesday. He said that he is experiencing tightness and soreness running from his back up to his head, but that he's not experiencing a headache that might suggest concussion-like symptoms.

"I’ll be good to go tomorrow. From what they said, too. Game 7 of the World Series, I’d get out there and do it. It’s more along the precautionary where, if I go out there and I’m tight, it might tighten up more and you might have to take another day off. We don’t want to do that," Youkilis said. "It’s not like a serious headache or anything. It’s a muscle-type thing, just tightness going up through my head. The trainers have said I’ll be good to go. It’s basically swelling and tightness in the muscles. It...

07/05/2011 - 6:34pm
Sox send Cameron to Marlins

The Red Sox sent outfielder Mike Cameron and cash to the Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. The Sox designated the 38-year-old for assignment last Thursday after he hit .149 with a .212 OBP, a .266 slugging mark, a .477 OPS and three homers in 33 games this year.

Cameron was hampered in 2010 after he suffered a tear in his abdominal wall at the start of the season after signing a two-year, $15.5 million deal with the Sox. He played through immense pain, appearing in 48 games and hitting .259 with a .729 OPS, but required season-ending surgery in the offseason.

After the Sox signed Carl Crawford this past offseason, Cameron was expected to be an important bench contributor as a right-handed outfielder who could complement the Sox' three left-handed starting outfielders as well as DH David Ortiz. But he struggled in his first foray into part-time work, resulting in his being designated for assignment last week...

07/05/2011 - 5:41pm
Chiarelli: B's, Kaberle couldn't match up
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli didn't want to spend much of Joe Corvo's introductory conference call discussing the loss of Tomas Kaberle, but did admit that there was a connection between the B's losing their puck-mover to Carolina and trading for the man Kaberle replaced on the Hurricanes.

"They are connected to a certain degree," Chiarelli said. "We had some talks with Tomas and with his agent. I think one of the stumbling blocks was term, and I can completely respect why Tomas would want some form of term. We weren't able to reach common ground in that respect, and I've been nibbling at this opportunity for a bit to acquire Joe. It came down to maybe Carolina was going to sign Tomas."

The Hurricanes inked Kaberle to a three-year, $12.75 million deal, meaning he did not take a pay cut from the $4.25 million cap hit over the course of his previous deal. Corvo is in the final year of his current contract, and the 34-...

07/05/2011 - 5:09pm
Gonzalez named AL Player of Month

On Tuesday, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was named American League Player of the Month for June.

Gonzalez had a batting average of .404 in 25 June games, with a slugging percentage of .707 and an on-base percentage of .478. His 25 RBI for the month tied Mark Teixeira for most among all AL players.

For the season, Gonzalez tops all AL players with a .348 batting average, 75 RBI, 28 doubles, 202 total bases and 120 hits.

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