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05/24/2009 - 5:09pm
Sox salvage one, rout Mets, 12-5

J.D. Drew went 4-for-5 and scored twice while Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis each added three-run homers as the Red Sox beat the Mets, 12-5 Sunday at Fenway Park. Tim Wakefield (6-2) was shaky early and fell behind 5-3 in the fifth. But he settled down to pitch six innings, allowing seven hits and five runs and earn his team-leading sixth win as the offense erupted for nine runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. George Kottaras also had three hits for the Red Sox, who finished their homestand 4-2 before a 10-game road trip beginning Monday afternoon in Minnesota.


05/24/2009 - 3:15pm
Ellsbury hitting streak reaches 19 games

Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games with a double to left off Tim Redding with two outs in the second. Ellsbury flew out amidst a hail/rain storm in the first inning. Ellsbury’s double came in the same inning as Mike Lowell’s prodigious shot over the Green Monster with Jason Bay and J.D. Drew aboard. Drew doubled prior to Lowell’s eighth homer, which is second on the team behind Bay’s 13.

 


05/24/2009 - 12:45pm
K-Rod feels 'much better', status unknown for today

After serious back spasms sent Francisco Rodriguez to the hospital following Saturday night's game at Fenway Park, the availability of the Mets closer was unknown before the series finale on Sunday. Rodriguez, with a large wrap on his lower back, reported that he felt "much better" this morning. He was taken from the visitors' clubhouse on a stretcher to the hospital for treatment and observation. J.J. Putz closed out Saturday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.


05/24/2009 - 12:10pm
Source: Mets not interested in Brad Penny

A major-league source with direct knowledge of the Mets' plans said the team had no interest in acquiring Red Sox starter Brad Penny. Penny's name had been rumored as one that might interest New York. The Red Sox' fifth starter is aware that his name will likely be part of the rumor mill because he is in Boston on a one-year contract and the Sox have one of the deepest groups of major-league and major-league-ready starters in the majors. For more, see "Brad Penny Tunes Out the Rumors."


05/24/2009 - 11:25am
Francona sings Green's praises

Before Sunday's game against the Mets, Sox skipper Terry Francona continued to sing the praises of infielder Nick Green -- Boston is 17-6 this season when he starts at shortstop. "I actually thought Nick played a really good game,"  Francona said of Green's effort Saturday night against the Mets. "We love the kid. That's part of reason he got extended look in spring." 
 


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