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09/29/2009 - 10:25pm
Red Sox rally but fall short of clinching, fall to Jays, 8-7

Kevin Youkilis struck out looking with the potential tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays, 8-7 at Fenway Park, failing to clinch the A.L. wild card. Adam Lind became the first opposing player since Frank Thomas in 1996 to belt three homers in a game at Fenway as the Blue Jays built an 8-2 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth. Clay Buchholz started for the Sox and allowed a career-high five homers and seven runs. But the Red Sox, who had hit into four double plays, including one in the eighth, rallied in dramatic style with two outs. Youkilis and David Ortiz started the five-run outburst with back-to-back doubles. After a walk to Jason Bay, J.D. Drew followed with a long three-run homer to right-center to cut the deficit to one heading into the ninth. For more, visit the Full Count blog. 


09/29/2009 - 4:25pm
Lowell Ready Thursday; Green Hopes For Friday

 Mike Lowell, who had a recent injection for his ailing hip, will be ready to come back to the line up on Thursday. Lowell will take batting practice outside on Wednesday. Nick Green, battling a balky knee, has been fatiguing very quickly in his workouts though he has improved from when he first injured the leg. Green is shooting for a Friday return.


09/29/2009 - 4:15pm
Wakefield tomorrow, Lester Thurday, Beckett Saturday

 The Red Sox have announced their plans with their ailing starters for the rest of the week. Tim Wakefield will take the mound tomorrow after throwing a bullpen session last night. Jon Lester, who took a line drive off his leg against the Yankees last weekend is set for Thursday while Josh Beckett will pitch on Saturday. Beckett was scratched from last night's game with back spasms.
 
"It was something that snuck up on me overnight," Beckett said. "Probably could have pushed back the start but at this stage of the year it just made sense to skip it."


09/29/2009 - 4:10pm
Fernando Cabrera Called Up, Bates To DL

 The Red Sox called up right-handed pitcher Fernando Cabrera from Triple-A Pawtucket and added him to the active roster this afternoon. Cabrera has been up with the Sox once this year, posting a 4.50 ERA (2 earned runs / 4 innings pitched) before being designated for assignment on August 21 and outrighted to Pawtucket on August 27th.
 
Aaron Bates made his major league debut with the Sox on July 6th and went 4-11 with two RBIs and two doubles in five games. He has been called up from Pawtucket though was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.


09/29/2009 - 3:28pm
Red Sox prospects Kelly and Kalish lead minor-league awards

The Red Sox announced their annual minor-league award winners, with first-year pitcher Casey Kelly and outfielder Ryan Kalish leading the list of recipients.
 
Kelly was named the organization's pitcher of the year after going a combined 7-5 with a 2.08 ERA in 17 starts at two levels of A-ball. The 2008 first-round pick went on to play shortstop for Single-A Greenville, and will participate in the Arizona Fall League as a position player.
 
Kalish was named the organization's offensive player of the year. After seeing his power numbers hindered in 2008 while he recovered from wrist surgery, the outfielder hit 18 homers and led Sox minor leaguers with 68 walks while hitting .279 between Hi-A Salem and Double-A Portland. Like Kelly, Kalish will play in the Arizona Fall League.
 
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