Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings and Jason Varitek led a 12-hit Red Sox attack with two homers as the Sox claimed an 8-3 win over the Royals, Saturday night in Kansas City.
Beckett surrendered three runs, nine hits and a walk while fanning four in earning his first win of the season. Varitek, making his first appearance of the season, hit both of his homers from the left side, with the first one immediately following Jeremy Hermida's solo shot for back-to-back blasts in the fifth off of last year's American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.
Every Red Sox starter notched at least one hit except for Victor Martinez, with Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis also hitting home runs. Mike Lowell also made his initial appearance of the season, making a few solid plays at third base while also claiming a single. Hideki Okajima and Ramon Ramirez each pitched one scoreless inning apiece in relief.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers has elected to sit Kevin Garnett for tonight's game with Milwaukee. It's the second game of a back-to-back and the fourth in five days for the Celtics. Rasheed Wallace is expected to start in his place. For more go to Green Street.
Phil Mickelson fired a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Masters. Mickelson made back-to-back eagles at the 13th and 14th on his way up the leaderboard on Saturday. Tiger Woods shot a 2 under 70 and is 8 under total. Lee Westwood is the leader at minus 12 and seeking his first major. Click here to view the Masters leaderboard.
In a text message to WEEI.com, Mike Lowell said this will most likely be his last year playing. Lowell also told reporters prior to the Red Sox' game against the Royals that he will most likely retire following the 2010 season. Lowell is making his first start of the season Saturday night, playing third base and hitting sixth. Check back to the Full Count Blog for more.
Both Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek and Jeremy Hermida will get their first starts of the season for the Red Sox, with Lowell getting the nod at third base, manning the No. 6 spot, and Hermida batting seventh and playing left field. Varitek will hit eighth and catcher Sox' starter Josh Beckett. The Red Sox' lineup Saturday night against the Royals and their starting pitcher, Zack Greinke, will be: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Victor Martinez DH, Kevin Youkilis 1B, J.D. Drew RF, Lowell 3B, Hermida LF, Varitek C, Marco Scutaro SS.
The Royals lineup is as follows: David DeJesus RF, Scott Podsednik LF, Alberto Callaspo 3B, Billy Butler 1B, Rick Ankiel CF, Jose Guillen DH, Jason Kendall C, Yuniesky Betancourt SS, Chris Getz 2B.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
We know the leak to ESPN on deflate gate.
Beverly Scott hired by Obama.
ESPN's reporter ducked the show.
Josh Beckett is in the news but not for a baseball reason, the guys discuss his possible romantic run-in with country star, Miranda Lambert.
Greg and Lou discuss Chris Mortensen bailing on his interview with Dennis & Callahan.
Buster Olney, of ESPN, gives the guys the latest scoop on any potential deals regarding the Red Sox on MLB Trade Deadline Day.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Intern extraordinaire Lucy joins Jerry once again to discuss the most vexing questions in the history of mankind: can men and women coexist? What are the differences between how men and women think? And how mean can women really be?
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
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Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.More from this show