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.
The head coach of your New England Patriots Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Holley and Steve DeOssie after the Patriots win over the Lions on Sunday.
Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi, now an analyst for ESPN joined Dale and Holley for a breakdown of the Patriots win over the Lions, and a look-ahead to next Sunday night's showdown in Green Bay.
We check in with big Vince Wilfork for a look back at the signing of LeGarrette Blount, the win over Detroit, the cheap-shot at the end of the game, the cold in New England and more.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the Riots in Ferguson.
Rob Bradford joined the show to discuss the latest signings by the Red Sox.
Today's Three For All focused on the riots in Ferguson, Missouri following the events of last night's trial announcement. There was tear gas, shots being fired, cops cars and building being lit on fire, looting, and female reporter was hit in the head with a rock.
Rodney joined the show to talk about Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy giving him a hard time about the SECOND best catch by a Giant receiver. He also talked about how Minnesota showed that you can slow the Green Bay Packers down by stopping the big plays and stopping Jordy Nelson. Rodney thinks the Patriots have the personnel in the secondary to beat them.
Dale and Micheal talk about the news of day... the big moves the Red Sox have made with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
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