Red Sox starter Jon Lester fired seven innings, striking out eight and permitting just five hits (all singles), to lead the Red Sox past the Orioles, 4-0. Lester (7-6, 4.35) is now 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in his last six starts.
A reshuffled Red Sox batting order offered Lester the support he would need for the win. J.D. Drew, who replaced Dustin Pedroia in the leadoff spot, tripled to start the game, and was singled home by Pedroia to give the Sox a 1-0 advantage before the first out of the game. Drew later added a two-run homer (his 10th of the year) and finished 3-for-5, while Pedroia went 1-for-3 with two walks.
Jonathan Papelbon came on with two on and two outs in the ninth and retired Matt Wieters for his 19th save of the year. It was the 132nd save of Papelbon's Red Sox career, tying him with Bob Stanley for the most in franchise history.
According to a TSN report, Bruins winger Peter Schaefer was placed on waivers on Monday along with St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay McKee and Florida Panthers forward Brett McLean. Schaefer spent the entire 2008-09 season with the Providence Bruins and scored 26 points in 47 AHL games -- a casualty of the salary cap system where his $2.1 million cap hit would have proven unwieldy for the B's at the NHL level last season. Schaefer scored 26 points in 63 games for the Bruins in 2006-07 after GM Peter Chiarelli traded for the former Ottawa Senator forward prior to the season.
Placing Schaefer on waivers could be a precursor for buying out the soon-to-be 32-year-old's contract for the 2009-10 season, but that hasn't taken place as of yet. Contract buyouts come at two-thirds the cost to the club, with the team gaining the ability to spread out the cost of the buyout over...
After 24 games in the leadoff spot, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia moves down to the No. 2 spot for tonight's game against the Orioles. (Pedroia is hitting .214 with a .264 OBP and .565 OPS in the leadoff spot.) J.D. Drew will replace Pedroia at the top of the lineup for the game.
With Mike Lowell out tonight (and likely out for the series), Kevin Youkilis will once again play third base. Mark Kotsay is in at first.
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According to Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell the shot of Synvisc administered to his surgically-repaired right hip went well, with the doctors discovering more fluid in the area than originally anticipated. "I guess the main thing was that they weren't really expecting to find fluid in there, but they ended up finding a significant amount of fluid so I think that's a good thing," Lowell said. "They took the bad stuff out and put the good stuff in. I'm a little bruised from the injection itself but I do feel I have a lot more mobility. I think I'll be able to tell more tomorrow when I get stretched out and stuff.
"At least for me mentally, it's a comforting feeling, that there was fluid in there and they took it out. It explains why there was discomfort. It makes a lot more sense to me. You can bank on the fact that everything structurally is fine and your body is trying to protect itself when it's in a...
According to the Washington Times, Ralph S. Janvey, the lawyer appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to be the "receiver" in a purported Ponzi scheme run by R. Allen Stanford, has listed Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew as one of seven current and former Major League Baseball players who reportedly invested with the accused swindler. As a result, Janvey wants Drew and the other ballplayers to repay roughly $9.5 million, which would be split up among Stanford's purported victims. "The fact that the [ballplayers] are innocent investors and committed no wrongdoing does not entitle them to retain proceeds received from the fraudulent" scheme, lawyers for Janvey wrote in a filing last week with the U.S. District Court in Dallas. Gene R. Besen, an attorney representing the ballplayers -- a group that includes Greg Maddux, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon and Carlos Peña -- declined comment.
We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.
Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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Peyton Manning broke another record last night, which obviously started the Brady/Manning debate. We hear from Tim Hasselbeck, Tom Brady, and talk about who has had the better career.More from this show