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05/20/2011 - 2:59pm
Sox recall Sutton, drop Nava from roster

The Red Sox made a handful of roster moves prior to their game with the Cubs on Friday. They called up outfielder Drew Sutton from Pawtucket, while designating Daniel Nava for assignment, to make room for Sutton on the 40-man roster. The Sox also optioned shortstop Jose Iglesais back to Pawtucket, while activating Dan Wheeler from the disabled list and optioning Michael Bowden.

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05/20/2011 - 2:21pm
Cameron in lineup for Sox vs. Cubs

No one has faced Cubs left-hander Doug Davis more than Mike Cameron. The Red Sox outfielder has a whopping 64 plate appearances against Chicago's starter, and he has enjoyed significant success against him in his career, hitting .333 with a 1.045 OPS and two homers.

As such, it comes as little surprise to see Cameron in the lineup and in right field, with J.D. Drew getting the night off, for the first Red Sox-Cubs contest at Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series.

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RED SOX LINEUP

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Lowrie, SS
Cameron, RF
Crawford, LF
Saltalamacchia...

05/20/2011 - 1:53pm
Julien: 'We're not thinking' Cup finals yet

TAMPA -- Despite a dominating defensive perfomance in Game 3 and watching his team record its first shutout of the playoffs, Bruins coach Claude Julien isn't letting his team think about what could be if they win their next two games. Julien was asked Friday if being two wins away from the team's first Stanley Cup finals appearance in 21 years provides motivation. 

"We don't even talk about that, honestly," Julien said. "Right now, all we've talked about is how important a game tomorrow is for us. We don't want to live in the past. Yesterday was yesterday.  [Saturday] is what we want to talk about. We want to live in the present. And today is about getting some good rest and making sure that tomorrow we're well rested, we've got the energy and the focus to do a job. That's what we've been doing since the start.

"And that's what's helped us get through it. The same thing in Montreal. We lost the first two games. We...

05/20/2011 - 1:32pm
Julien: Krejci 'fine' after 'good hit'
By: DJ Bean

TAMPA -- Bruins center David Krejci was among those absent from Friday's practice at St. Pete Times forum. Krejci was crushed by Tampa Bay's Marc-Andre Bergeron in the neutral zone late in the first period, but returned to play the second and third periods after staying on the bench for the remainder of the first. After practice, coach Claude Julien said that it was simply a day of rest for Krejci, and that his status for Saturady's Game 4 is not in question.

"David is fine," Julien said. "We had a bunch of guys with the day off today. It was more of an optional and short skate. There's no issues with David, and he's playing tomorrow with no issues at all."

Bergeron was given a two-minute minor for elbowing on the play, which replays would show was an incorrect call given that it appeared to be a clean hit that featured more shoulder than anything else. Julien had no problem admitting that that's how he saw it. 

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05/20/2011 - 12:55pm
Chara, Thomas, Krejci absent at B's practice

TAMPA -- Three key stars of Thursday night's 2-0 win over the Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals were given the day off on Friday from the team's brief practice at St. Pete Times Forum. 

Captain Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas and David Krejci were all absent as the team skated and went through drills for about 40 minutes in preparation for Game 4 Saturday afternoon in Tampa. Krejci scored the game's first goal 69 seconds into the opening period Thursday while Tim Thomas turned away all 31 Lightning shots in recording the team's first shutout of the 2011 playoffs. 

Krejci took a hit from Marc-Andre Bergeron late in the first period of Thursday's 2-0 win but Julien coach Claude Julien said Friday's absence had nothing to do with the hit. 

"David is fine," Julien said. "We had a bunch of guys stay off today. It's more of an optional and short skate. So there's no issues with David. He's playing tomorrow...

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