Russell Martin's one-out, seventh-inning triple into the right-center field gap gave the Yankees a lead they wouldn't relinquish on the way to New York's 4-2 win over the Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park. The pivotal hit, which came off Sox reliever Daniel Bard, scored Chris Dickerson and Jesus Montero.
Taking the loss was Alfredo Aceves, who allowed both Dickerson and Montero to reach. It marked the first time Aceves had surrendered a run since Aug. 10, a span that encompassed seven outings. Bard would also allow the Yanks to claim an insurance run when Eric Chavez singled in Martin.
Red Sox starter Jon Lester only allowed one run, but he could get through just five innings, thanks in part to a 43-pitch first inning. The lefty gave up seven hits, striking out six and walking three while finishing with 114 pitches.
Yankees starter A.J. Burnett was in line to take the loss before the Martin hit, having left with a 2-1 deficit thanks to...
FOXBORO -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored on a pair of short touchdown runs while Tom Brady and the starting offensive unit played the entire first quarter before the Giants rallied in the second half for an 18-17 win at Gillette Stadium Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Brady and the starters got a quick opportunity when Domenik Hixon was stripped by Rob Ninkovich, losing a catch from David Carr on the game's first play from scrimmage. Patrick Chung returned it to the 1-yard line, where Brady handed off to Green-Ellis for the easy TD. Devin McCourty intercepted Carr on the Giants' next drive, setting up a 31-yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal.
Brady played the next three full series, completing 5-of-9 passes for 116 yards, including a 64-yard catch-and-run by Matthew Slater in the first quarter. The catch set up Green-Ellis' second 1-yard TD plunge, putting the Patriots up 17-3.
In his final preseason...
FOXBORO -- Both Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis suited up for Thursday night's game in warmups in expectation of their preseason debuts for the Patriots. The Gillette Stadium crowd wasn't disappointed as both saw first-half action, with Haynesworth recording two tackles and Ellis picking up a sack of David Carr late in the second quarter.
Haynesworth spent several weeks following his trade to New England rehabbing his sore knee and dealing with a simple assault case in Washington. He joined the team in full pads practice last week and practiced this week.
Ellis was signed after the Jets released the 34-year-old defensive lineman this summer.
The Patriots also dressed Mike Wright, who also saw his first game action in the first half on the defensive line.
Tom Brady suited up and took part in full warmups with Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead and Chad Ochocinco. The starting quarterback played the first half with...
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis will be activated for Friday's game against the Rangers, manager Terry Francona announced on Thursday. Youkilis has been out of the Red Sox lineup since Aug. 17 with a back injury and would be first eligible to come off the disabled list Friday. In two rehab games for Triple-A Pawtucket, Youkilis was 2-for-8 with a walk and solo home run. He played all nine innings at third base Wednesday night in Rochester, N.Y., for the PawSox and returned to Boston Thursday to work out with the team before being activated. Francona said he expects Youkilis to be ready to play every day upon his arrival, although he added that the coaching staff would monitor his health as he plays.
While Youkilis is set to return, right fielder J.D. Drew suffered a setback as he jammed one of his knuckles during his rehab assignment. Francona said that the doctors told him Drew could play "as tolerated" but added that Drew is sore. The...
The first of September is the day on the baseball calendar when teams can expand their rosters for the stretch run, and the Red Sox did just that before Thursday's game with the Yankees by adding the recently-acquired utilityman Conor Jackson and minor league pitcher Felix Doubront to their major league roster.
Boston made a last-minute trade with Oakland for Jackson Wednesday night. (If the trade had occurred a day later, Jackson would not have been eligible to make the Red Sox postseason roster.) Jackson, who has played the corner outfield and infielder spots, hit .249 with four home runs and 38 RBI in 102 games for the A's this season prior to the trade. He is expected to compete with Darnell McDonald for at-bats as the primary right-handed backup outfielder with the Sox, although his versatility at first and third base could get him some chances at those positions as well.
While Jackson joins the Red Sox for the first time, Doubront...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Gerry went for a walk and discovered a nude beach.
Hour 3. Gerry went for a jog and dipped his clothes in the pool. Trenni didn't want to report on Swihart's throwing problems.
Hour 2. Shaughnessy writes that the 2004 Red Sox is a better story than the Patriots. Headlines with Kirk.
A. Sherrod Blakely joins Pete Sheppard and Andy Hart to talk about the Jimmy Butler to Boston rumors and the deal to send DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans.
Pete and Andy fill in for Glenn, Lou and Christian. The guys talk Patriots and try to figure out where Jimmy G will play next year, and what the Patriots will get for him.
Pete Sheppard and Andy Hart fill in for OMF and talk about last night's joke of an All Star Game, the rumors about Jimmy Butler to the Celtics and DeMarcus Cousins getting traded to New Orleans.
An epic battle royale between Holley and Keefe, who are completely on the opposite side of the fence concerning Demarcus Cousins. These guys have never agreed on this player, and today after the trade they finally had it out.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans, and why with such a low price were the Celtics not in on him? They take your reactions, plus, where do the Celtics go to get better from here?
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the new details of how the NY Jets tampered with Darrelle Revis while he was still under contract with the Patriots, and why the NFL didn't punish them further.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.
On this weeks episode of the WEEI SoccerCast Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the demolition of Barcelona and Arsenal, if the Gunners should fire Wenger, and if the Revs made a good trade?
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the week with a review of Thursday and Friday's K&C shows.
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