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04/27/2009 - 9:51pm
Red Sox win 11th straight

Tim Wakefield threw seven shutout innings and Jason Bay broke a scoreless tie with a three-run, ninth-inning home run as the Red Sox topped the Indians, 3-1, at Progressive Field Monday night. Jonathan Papelbon allowed a run in the ninth, but still picked up his fifth save. The win streak is the longest for the Red Sox since their 12-gamer from June 16-29, 2006.  


04/27/2009 - 5:44pm
Lineups for Red Sox & Indians

Tim Wakefield takes the mound against 2008 Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee on Monday night in Cleveland, OH. Here are the starting lineups for the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians:
 
Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Jeff Bailey, RF
8. George Kottaras, C
9. Nick Green, SS
 
Indians
1. Grady Sizemore, CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, 1B
4. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
5. Ryan Garko DH
6. Jhonny Peralta SS
7. Mark DeRosa, 3B
8. Kelly Shoppach, C
9. Trevor Crowe, LF


04/27/2009 - 5:40pm
Red Sox Activate Julio Lugo From DL; Option RHP Michael Bowden

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today activated shortstop Julio Lugo from the 15-day disabled list. Following last night’s game, right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein. Lugo, 33, was placed on the disabled list April 4, retroactive to March 27, after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.  The shortstop suffered the injury in the first inning of a spring training contest against the New York Yankees on March 13.  Following a four-game stint in extended spring training, Lugo went 4-for-17 with one double, two walks, one run scored and five strikeouts over four rehab starts with Triple-A Pawtucket beginning April 22. He will be active for tonight’s game in Cleveland. The right-handed hitter batted .268 with one home run and 22 RBI over 82 games, 79 at shortstop, for Boston in 2008 before...

04/27/2009 - 3:58pm
Bill Belichick to appear on Big Show at 5:10PM

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick will join The Big Show at 5:10pm to recap the Patriots Draft.


04/27/2009 - 1:55pm
Doc Rivers: Perkins is a target of the officials

WALTHAM - Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said on Monday that he believes Kendrick Perkins is being targeted by the officials for setting moving screens and that the Celtics are paying the price in terms of fouls. Rivers added he feels Chicago's Brad Miller is making even more contact with no fouls being called. Perkins, when asked, said he believes there the Celtics "are not the favorites" of officials. Asked for a reason why, Perkins said, "We have a lot of talkers on this team." Game 5 of the Celtics-Bulls is set for Tuesday night at TD Banknorth Garden. For more, visit the Green Street blog.


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