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09/13/2009 - 3:43pm
Youkilis out, Varitek catching for Lester in Game 2

With Victor Martinez having caught Clay Buchholz in Game 1 of Sunday's day-night doubleheader, Jason Varitek will be behind the dish for Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kevin Youkilis, after going 0-for-4 and playing third in the first game, will get the second game off.
 
The Sox will be looking for their second sweep of a doubleheader this season.
 
RED SOX
 
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, 1B
Drew, RF
Bay, LF
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Varitek, C
Gonzalez, SS
 
SP -- Lester
 
RAYS
 
Bartlett, SS
Crawford, DH
Longoria, 3B
Zobrist, 2B
Aybar, 1B
Kapler, RF
Navarro, C
Upton, CF
Perez, LF
 
SP -- Shields


09/13/2009 - 3:26pm
Krejci skates in non-contact drills during practice

Bruins center David Krejci skated with a group of injured/recovering Bruins players during an early morning skate prior to the two main practice sessions at the TD Garden in Sunday's training camp opener. B's coach Claude Julien labeled Krejci as "day to day" while he recovers from right hip surgery, but also noted that the 23-year-old center is "ahead of schedule" in the healing process. Joining Krejci in the early non-contact group were Zach MacDermid, Zach McKelvie, Jordan Caron, Jordan Knackstedt and Kevin Regan. Knackstedt was kept in the early group until his conditioning is up to par with the other players -- never a good sign for a young player hoping to impress at NHL training camp. For more on the first day of training camp, check in with the Big Bad Blog


09/13/2009 - 2:51pm
Pedroia's HR lifts Red Sox in Gm. 1

Dustin Pedroia's opposite field, two-run home run off Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza in the eighth inning broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Red Sox to a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay, Sunday afternoon, in the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park. Pedroia, who hadn't hit an opposite field home run in his life prior to an Aug. 6 blast at Yankee Stadium, now has 13 homers on the season. The blast scored Joey Gathright, who was pinch-running for David Ortiz after the Sox' slugger doubled in a pinch-hitting role to leadoff the eighth. Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz pitched well once again, allowing just one run on five hits over seven innings. Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a scoreless inning to close things out. Victor Martinez, who drove in the Red Sox' only other run with a sixth-inning, RBI single, joined Pedroia as the only two Red Sox to accumulate a multiple-hit afternoon.


09/13/2009 - 11:45am
Red Sox notes: Tito sleeps at Fenway, Byrd likely for Weds.

Terry Francona opened his Sunday morning briefing with reporters by acknowledging he spent the night in his office, sleeping and doing some homework on the upcoming series with the Los Angeles Angels. "By the time you shower, drive and then you wake up and then turn around. I got a ton of the Anaheim (preparation) done," said Francona. The Red Sox manager also said that he is leaning toward starting Paul Byrd on Wednesday against the Angels, one night after Daisuke Matsuzaka starts for the first time since June 19. "I don't think we feel like we're as thin as it looks," Francona said of the back-end of the rotation. 


09/13/2009 - 11:28am
Rays-Red Sox lineups Gm1: Big Papi sits, Bay DH

Jason Bay gets his first start this season as the designated hitter while David Ortiz sits in the first game of the split doubleheader with the Tampa Bay Rays today at Fenway Park. Here are the lineups for Game 1, starting at noon. 
 
Red Sox:
Ellsbury Cf.
Pedroia 2b.
Martinez c.
Youkilis 3b.
Bay dh.
Kotchman 1b.
Baldelli RF.
Reddick lf.
Green ss.
 
Buchholz p.
 
Rays:
Bartlett ss.
Crawford lf.
Longoria 3b.
Zobrist Cf.
Burrell dh.
Iwamura 2b.
Zaun c.
Gross RF.
Richard 1b.
 
Garza P. 

 


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