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09/26/2009 - 7:46pm
Yankees, Sabathia shut down Sox

The Red Sox managed just two hits against C.C. Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and Mariano Rivera as the Yankees claimed a 3-0 victory over the Sox, Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Mike Lowell and Victor Martinez had the only hits for the Red Sox. Taking the loss was Daisuke Matsuzaka, who surrendered just one run over seven innings. Sabathia pitched seven, as well, giving up just the Lowell single. The Yankees' Magic Number to clinch the American League East division is down to a game.


09/26/2009 - 7:19pm
Sweeney named Bruins Assistant General Manager

Former B's defenseman Don Sweeney was named Assistant General Manager of the Bruins on Saturday afternoon in a promotion from his former titles of Director of Player Development and Director of Hockey Operations. Sweeney will serve in tandem with Assistant General Manager Jim Benning and the duo will split the different business and hockey operations duties encompassed in the job description. Sweeney has been an instrumental piece in the player development phase of the Bruins organization that's been an unadulterated success under B's GM Peter Chiarelli. 
“Don deserves this promotion,” said Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli.  “He is a very diligent person who truly cares about the welfare and development of the player both from the personal and professional perspective.  In his three years as part of our management group, he has shown tremendous passion, a growing aptitude for the business side...

09/26/2009 - 7:17pm
Martinez extends hitting streak to 25 games

NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez singled with two outs in the top of the ninth inning against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 25 games. It is tied for the 11th longest hitting streak in Red Sox history, and the longest by a Sox since Manny Ramirez' 27-game run in 2006.


09/26/2009 - 7:15pm
Matsuzaka brilliant in loss to Yankees, Sabathia

NEW YORK -- Behind their dominating ace, CC Sabathia, the Yankees shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, to move within a win of clinching the American League East. Sabathia (19-7) allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings, having been touched only by a Mike Lowell single back up the middle in the fifth inning. Sabathia is now 9-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his last 11 starts.
 
Though they were shut out, the Sox received a dazzling effort from Daisuke Matsuzaka. The right-hander, making his third start since returning from the D.L. in mid-September, allowed just one run in seven innings, getting touched only for a solo homer by Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano to lead off the seventh. Even so, Sabathia and the Yankees' bullpen made that margin seem ample, particularly when New York tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth against Billy Wagner. Matsuzaka's ERA in three starts this month is 1.96.
 
With the victory, New...

09/26/2009 - 5:09pm
BC beats Wake Forest in miracle finish

CHESNUT HILL - Isaac Johnson forced QB Riley Skinner to fumble on a naked bootleg play inside the 10 as Boston College held on for a 27-24 OT win over Wake Forest at Alumni Stadium. Skinner led a 10-play, 80-yard drive in the final 90 seconds and forced overtime when he connected with a wide open Marshall Williams with :11 remaining in regulation. The difference was a 23-yard Steve Aponavicius field goal on the opening possession of OT. Skinner finished with 354 yards through the air, while BC signal-caller Dave Shinskie threw three touchdown passes and senior linebacker Mike McLaughlin made his return from an Achilles injury. Shinskie finished 18-of-29 for 228 yards as BC improved to 3-1 while evening its ACC record at 1-1. Shinskie became the first BC quarterback to throw three TDs in a game since Matt Ryan in the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl. For complete coverage, visit the BC Blog


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