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10/04/2009 - 5:04pm
Red Sox set playoff rotation
By: DJ Bean

Terry Francona announced the team's starting rotation for the playoffs after Sunday's victory over the Indians. Jon Lester and Josh Beckett will go in Games 1 and 2, respectively. The Sox will then return to Fenway with Clay Buchholz starting Game 3. For all things Red Sox and playoffs check out the Full Count blog. 


10/04/2009 - 4:51pm
Red Sox beat Indians to finish season with 95 wins

On the final day of the regular season, the Red Sox claimed a 12-7 win over the Cleveland Indians to conclude a season-ending three-game sweep. The Red Sox' offense was paced by four homers, including a pair by J.D. Drew in his first game since returning from a cortisone shot in his left shoulder, a homer by Alex Gonzalez in his first contest since getting hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday and the first grand slam of Jed Lowrie's career.
 
In his final start of the regular season, Clay Buchholz struggled, allowing six runs in three innings, but the offensive eruption gave the right-hander a no-decision. Michael Bowden proved the beneficiary of Buchholz' struggles, claiming the win by allowing one run in 2.2 innings of relief. Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth inning to close out the victory, punctuating the Sox' sixth 95-win campaign in their last seven seasons.


10/04/2009 - 4:29pm
Patriots outlast Ravens

FOXBORO - The Patriots held the Ravens from scoring on a 4th and 4 at the Patriots 14 yard line with :28 remaining in the fourth quarter to hold on for a 27-21 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady rushed for a touchdown and threw for another. The Patriots improved to 3-1 while handing the Ravens their first loss of the season. Ravens offensive lineman Jared Gaither was taken to Mass General for tests on his neck and shoulders. He was immobilized and taken off the field on a stretcher but had movement in his extemeties. For full details, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is


10/04/2009 - 12:07pm
Ravens inactives

FOXBORO - Baltimore Ravens inactives are as follows: ILB Tavares Gooden, RB Jalen Parmele, T Oniel Cousins, G Tony Moll, TE Tony Curtis, NT Brandon McKinney, NT Kelly Talavou, and 3rd QB John Beck. For more, visit It Is What It Is


10/04/2009 - 11:35am
Welker and Wilfork active for today

FOXBORO - After testing how their bodies responded to their injuries, Wes Welker and Vince Wilfork will be active and play today against the Ravens. The Patriots announced their inactives shortly after 11:30 a.m. They are WR Joey Galloway, CB Terrence Wheatley, CB Bret Lockett, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, LB Jerod Mayo, OL Rich Ohrnberger, OL Kendall Simmons and DT Ron Brace. For more, visit It Is What It Is


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