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07/29/2009 - 4:03pm
Red Sox - A's Starting Lineups for Wednesday

Brad Penny will get the ball for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night against the A's. Here is the starting lineup for the Red Sox:

Red Sox
Ellsbury - CF
Pedroia - 2B
Youkilis - 3B
Bay - LF
Lowell - DH
Baldelli - RF
Laroche - 1B
Varitek - C
Lowrie - SS

Athletics
Kennedy - 3B
Cabrera - SS
Suzuki - C
Cust - DH
Sweeney - RF
Everidge - 1B
Ellis - 2B
Davis - CF
Patterson - LF


07/29/2009 - 2:41pm
Preseason honors for a pair of BC OL
Two Boston College offensive linemen – senior center Matt Tennant and junior offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo – were named to the preseason All-ACC football team, the league announced today. Tennant has started the past 28 consecutive games at center for the Eagles and has been named to the 2009 Rimington Trophy watch list, given annually to college football's top lineman.  He was an All-ACC honorable mention selection last season. Castonzo made the move from right tackle to left tackle and started all 14 games there last season.  He was an All-ACC second-team selection in 2008. BC opens the season at Alumni Stadium on Sept. 5.
07/29/2009 - 2:33pm
Phillies land Cliff Lee, Sanchez to the Giants

The Philadelphia Phillies have landed lefty Cliff Lee, last year's AL Cy Young award winner, along with outfielder Ben Francisco, from Cleveland for four minor leaguers. The deal was formally announced tonight. The Phillies had been searching for a top-of-the-rotation ace for their staff and Lee fills that role. Toronto's Roy Halladay remains on the market. Meanwhile, the Giants acquired former Red Sox second base prospect Freddy Sanchez from Pittsburgh for Tim Alderson, a pitching prospect considered to be in the top 30 in baseball. 


07/29/2009 - 2:19pm
Ortiz to sit, Lowell to D.H. on Wednesday

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who suggested yesterday that David Ortiz would sit on Wednesday night against hard-throwing left-hander Brett Anderson, confirmed that plan during a visit on the Dale & Holley Show. Ortiz will sit out (something upon which Francona had decided before Ortiz left Tuesday's game to be with his daughter in the hospital), with Mike Lowell serving as the designated hitter, Adam LaRoche playing first and Kevin Youkilis at third.


07/29/2009 - 12:34pm
Francona on Dale & Holley: Matsuzaka situation 'will blow over'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley Show on Wednesday, said that he talked to pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka this morning and agreed with the pitcher that the two sides should now move forward. While Francona reiterated that he was "disappointed" with the pitcher's comments to a Japanese reporter, and that Matsuzaka "betrayed our trust a little bit," the two sides agreed to move on from the incident.

"Not everyone is perfect. We all make mistakes," said Francona. "What is important is how we move on from those mistakes. He was actually great. He owns up to the way he made the mistake...We were kind of agitated, but I think he’s in a pretty good place. This will blow over. My job is to help him get going to the right place."

Francona also touched on other topics of note to the Red Sox:

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