Red Sox lineup 8/21/12 vs Los Angeles Angels


Ciriaco 3B
Pedroia 2B
Ellsbury CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Nava DH
Aviles SS
Podsednik LF

Cook SP

Red Sox lineup 8/19/12 vs New York Yankees


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Lavarnway C
Saltalamacchia DH
Podsednik RF
Ciriaco SS
Punto 3B

Beckett SP

Red Sox lineup 8/17/12 vs New York Yankees


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Aviles SS
Podsednik RF
Ciriaco 3B

Morales SP

Red Sox lineup 8/9/12 vs Indians


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia DH
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Aviles SS
Ciriaco 2B

Doubront SP

Red Sox lineup 8/8/12 vs Texas Rangers


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Lavarnway DH
Shoppach C
Ciriaco SS

Beckett SP

Red Sox lineup 8/7/12 vs Texas Rangers


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Aviles SS
Kalish RF
Punto 3B

Lester SP

Red Sox lineup 8/6/12 vs Texas Rangers


Ellsbury, CF
Crawford, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ross, DH
Saltalamacchia, C
Middlebrooks, 3B
Kalish, RF
Aviles, SS

Cook, SP

Red Sox lineup 8/2/12 vs Minnesota Twins


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Lavarnway C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish RF
Ciriaco SS

Lester SP

Red Sox lineup 8/1/12 vs Detroit Tigers


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Kalish RF
Ciriaco SS

Cook SP

Red Sox lineup 7/29/12 vs New York Yankees


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Sweeney RF
Ciriaco SS

Doubront SP

Red Sox take on rivals in the Bronx after disappointing last two series


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Adrian Gonzalez, Cody Ross and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have been bright spots for the Red Sox as of late.

Tonight the Boston Red Sox visit their rivals, the New York Yankees, in the Bronx. The match-up tonight pits Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50 ERA) against Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09 ERA). Unfortunately, the Boston Red Sox are not doing too well since their series against the Chicago White Sox, where they won three out of four games. Since then the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Red Sox and the Texas Rangers took two out of three before this weekend series. Buchholz was stellar in the only win in the last six games. Buchholz threw 105 pitches over seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits. He also walked three and struck out one in the 2-1 Red Sox win. It’s absolutely a shame that many of the starting pitchers cannot seem to stop giving up runs in the 1st inning. Felix Doubront managed to not give up any runs in the 1st on his start this past Monday, but regardless the Rangers still pounded on his pitches in the first game of the series. Lester got beaten up by the Blue Jays in yet another horrible start. His woes continue to hurt the Red Sox and the offense is not consistent at all. It’s there or it’s not. Hopefully the rivalry will spark some fire for this weekend to help the Red Sox bring themselves up past .500 baseball again.

The game will begin at 7.05pm from Yankee Stadium. It will be viewable on NESN and MLB Network.

Red Sox lineup 7/25/12 vs Texas Rangers


Ellsbury CF
Ciriaco DH
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Crawford LF
Shoppach C
Aviles SS

Beckett SP

Red Sox lineup 7/19/12 vs Chicago White Sox


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Shoppach C
Aviles SS
Ciriaco DH

Buchholz SP

Red Sox close up against White Sox, take on Blue Jays for the weekend


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Red Sox’ Cody Ross (right) gets up in arms as he celebrates with Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez (28) after hitting the second of his two home runs.

Tonight the Red Sox will be wrapping up their series with the Chicago White Sox. After taking two out of three from the Rays and White Sox, the Red Sox are currently 4-2 after the All-Star break. Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford are back, while Mauro Gomez replaces Ortiz who landed on the 15-day DL for a strained right Achilles.

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Carl Crawford roped a single to right in the first inning, and then stole second.

Later this evening, the Red Sox will place Clay Buchholz (8-3, 5.53 ERA) on the mound against Jose Quintana (4-1, 2.60 ERA). Hopefully the Red Sox can take another game from the White Sox before heading against their AL East rivals. Yesterday the Red Sox notched a huge win in a 10-1 blowout. The only run for the White Sox came in the 1st inning given up by Doubront to Paul Konerko. Later in the 1st, Ellsbury hit a standup double that allowed Gonzalez to tie up the game. The real highlight of the game was Cody Ross and his two three-run blasts of the night. Ross gave the Red Sox a nice 4-1 lead in the bottom of the 3rd with his first homer of the night. Then in the 4th, Ross hit another to make it a very comfortable 7-1 lead in favor of the Red Sox. Gonzalez also managed to hit a home run that placed the Sox up 8-1. He later plated Crawford and Ross to make the score 10-1 by the end of the night. Doubront went six innings, threw 96 pitches, allowed just one run off of four hits, struck out two, and walked three batters.

Lester’s outing in game 2 against the White Sox wasn’t as favorable to the Red Sox. Lester ended up giving up two runs in the 1st, one run in the 2nd, and lastly a three-run shot to former Red Sox player YOUKilis. Unfortunately, more people were cheering for Youk than Lester by the end of the 4th. The Red Sox ended up losing 5-7 to the other Sox and had another game where Lester struggle.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Aaron Cook took the mound for the first game of the series and only allowed one unearned run in the seven innings he pitched across. He threw 97 pitches and allowed five hits. He unfortunately didn’t record any Ks. Red beat White in 5-1 final score. The Red Sox tied the game up by the end of 1st and didn’t score any runs until the 8th inning. Crawford and Ortiz both got walked by Septimo which led to Gonzalez’s plate appearance and nice three-run blast over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 4-1 lead. Later, Aviles plated Ross to make it 5-1.

The game tonight will be broadcasted on NESN and begins at 7.10pm from Fenway Park. It’ll be the last time we will see Youkilis in Fenway Park this season as well as the last White Sox series. No more YOUKKKKK cheers sadly. The Red Sox will battle against the Blue Jays in the last home series tomorrow before heading to Texas to take on the Rangers, then back to the East to take on their rivals, the New York Yankees, in the Bronx.

Red Sox lineup 7/18/12 vs Chicago White Sox


Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Carl Crawford, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Mauro Gomez, DH
Mike Aviles, SS
Kelly Shoppach, C
Pedro Ciriaco, 2B

Felix Doubront, SP

Red Sox lineup 7/17/12 vs Chicago White Sox


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Nava DH
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Sweeney RF
Aviles SS
Ciriasco 2B

Lester SP

Red Sox lineup 7/16/12 vs Chicago White Sox, returning players


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Aviles SS
Ciriaco 2B

Cook SP

The Red Sox game will begin at 7.10pm from Fenway Park. The Red Sox and fans welcome back Youk to Fenway Park on his four-day series against his former team. Additionally, Ellsbury is back in the lineup from the DL and rejoined the Red Sox during the Tampa Bay Ray series. Also Crawford is back on the roster and is batting second behind Jacoby. Cook (2-2, 4.37 ERA) will be taking the mound tonight against Dylan Axelrod (1-2, 6.16 ERA). Also to make room for Crawford, Brent Lillibridge, who was part of the Chicago deal the sent Youkilis packing to the other Sox, has been designated for assignment. Over the weekend, the Red Sox took two out of three from the Rays and remain tied in the fourth/fifth spot along with the Toronto Blue Jays. The game will take place on NESN.

Red Sox vs Yankees 7/7/12 play-by-play


Red Sox finally win! Doubront receives the win of the third game of the series. The final score was 9-5.

Top of the 9th: Aceves replaced Padilla. Chavez shot a solo one over into the bullpen. Red Sox up 9-5 now.

Top of the 8th: Clay Mortensen replaced Albers. Mortensen loaded the bases. Vicente Padilla replaced Mortensen and got two foul outs to end the inning.

Bottom of the 7th: Ryan Sweeney belted a deep RBI triple to center field to score Gonzalez, who reached on a double, to make the score 6-4 Red Sox. Gomez lined a single right past the third basemen to tack on another run. Red Sox lead 7-4. Pedro Ciriaco hit a single that was ruled a fielding error, but it plated Aviles, who pinch-runned for Gomez. Upon stealing 3rd, Ciriaco managed to score on a throwing error by Russell Martin to make it 9-4 Red Sox. D. J. Mitchell replaced Clay Rapada.

Top of the 7th: Andruw Jones hit a solo shot to make the score a one run deficit at 5-4. Matt Albers relieved Doubront after Nix gave the the first out of the inning.

Bottom of the 6th: Adrian Gonzalez singled. Cory Wade relieved Boone Logan. Ross reached on a fielding error by Jeter. Men on 1st and 2nd. Gomez then lined a single past Andruw Jones to load the bases. Ciriaco doubled to bring in three runs to bring the Red Sox further ahead 5-3.

Bottom of the 5th: Peter Ciriaco singled with one out. Nava reached on a fielding error by former Red Sox player, Darnell McDonald. The error brought Ciriaco to 3rd base. Punto then plated Ciriaco on a sacrifice fly to left field to put the Red Sox behind only one run. Boone Logan replaced Phil Hughes.

Bottom of the 3rd: Gomez scored after being hit in by Daniel Nava. Red Sox 1-3.

Top of the 1st: Teixeira put the Yankees on the board first by hitting a three run home run to score himself and both Granderson and Jeter. Yankees 3-0.

Game 1

Boston Red Sox drop the first game of the doubleheader 6-1. The Red Sox could not come up with any offense in response to the early lead the Yankees received in the top of the 1st.

Bottom of the 4th: Mauro Gomez singled to plate Ortiz for the Red Sox’s first run.

Top of the 4th: Andruw Jones hit a solo shot to left field to make the score 5-0 Yankees. Jayson Nix also hit  home run to make it 6-0.

Top of the 1st: Franklin Morales gave up a three run home run over the Monstah to Nick Swisher. Andruw Jones took a fastball into the Monstah seats to make a 4-0 Yankees lead off of back-to-back home runs.

Red Sox and Yankees begin a doubleheader this afternoon


The Boston Red Sox and Yankees will be having a doubleheader today. The first game is Franklin Morales (1-1, 2.51 ERA) vs Freddy Garcia (2-2, 5.94 ERA). It will begin at 12.35pm from Fenway Park and will be broadcasted on NESN. The second game will feature Felix Doubront (8-4, 4.42 ERA) vs Phil Hughes (9-6, 4.29 ERA). That game will begin tonight at 7.10pm and unfortunately, it will be broadcasted on FOX. Anyone else hate Ken Rosenthal?

Game 1 lineup:

Nava LF
Ciriaco 2B
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Gomez 3B
Kalish CF
Aviles SS
Shoppach C
Lillibridge RF

Morales SP

Red Sox vs Yankees play-by-play 7/6/12


Boston Red Sox fall 10-8 to the New York Yankees after the bullpen blew the one run lead in the 7th inning. Boone Logan received the win, while Andrew Miller got the loss. Rafael Soriano also got the save.

Bottom of the 8th: Unfortunately, the Red Sox were not able to capitalize with runners on 1st and 2nd with two outs.

Bottom of the 7th: Cody Ross belted an amazing solo shot over the Monstah to cut the Yankees lead to 10-8. Adrian Gonzalez then followed up with a single. After striking out Saltalamacchia, Joe Girardi took out Boone Logan and replaced him with Cody Eppley, who gives up a single to Gomez that places runners on 1st and 2nd.

Top of the 7th:  Miller relieved Albers. Granderson walked. Rodriguez followed that up by lining a single to Aviles that advances Granderson to 2nd. Miller managed to strike out Cano before being replaced by Padilla. Teixeira belted a triple ball deep to the center field corner to score both Granderson and Cano to give the New York Yankees a 8-7 lead. Ibanez then doubled to score Teixeira before Padilla was replaced by Atchinson. Chavez doubled to Ibanez to score the last Yankees run of the top half to put the Yankees up 10-7.

Bottom of the 6th: Boone Logan replaced Hiroki Kuroda.

Top of the 6th: Beckett was relieved by Matt Albers.

Bottom of the 5th: Red Sox took the lead when Mauro Gomez scored Gonzalez on line drive single. Red Sox 7-6.

Top of the 5th: Nick Punto picked up a liner and threw out Alex Rodriguez attempting to score. Rodriguez was nicely blocked and tagged out by Saltalamacchia to record the 2nd out of the inning.

Top of the 3rd: Beckett struck out the side: Ibanez, Swisher, Chavez.

Bottom of the 2nd: The Boston Red Sox offense is certainly abundant tonight. The Red Sox came right back by scoring the tying run again off of a lovely single by Ortiz. The single scored Nava who was originally hit by a pitch. Ortiz was called out on the play when he chose to head for second. Additionally, Kalish was unable to score the go-ahead run and remained stuck on 3rd.

Top of the 2nd: Rodriguez scored the go-ahead run for the Yankees off of a ground out.

Bottom of the 1st: Nava led off the Red Sox lineup by belting a double off of the Monstah with it just being shy of a solo shot. Kalish then plated Nava on a sacrifice fly to give the Red Sox a run. Ortiz hit a liner which was followed by a throwing error by Chavez that allowed for Ross to reach 1st and Ortiz to 2nd. Adrian Gonzalez doubled to score Ortiz and bring Ross to 3rd that set up a huge game-tying hit. Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a three-run homer to right field to tie the game! His 17th home run of the season and currently his career high.

Top of the 1st: Derek Jeter scored the first run of the night, after Beckett walked Cano with the bases loaded. Teixeira scored Granderson and Rodriguez for two more runs. 3-0 Yankees. Swisher hit a sacrifice fly to Ross to plate Cano. Lastly, Chavez additionally hit a sacrifice fly to Kalish to bring in Teixeira as the 5th run of the night for the Yankees in just the bottom of the 1st.

Red Sox lineup 7/6/12 vs New York Yankees


Nava LF
Kalish CF
Ortiz DH
Ross RF
Gonzalez 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Gomez 3B
Aviles SS
Punto 2B

Beckett SP

Red Sox take on Yankees before All-Star Game


Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox swing and watches the flight of his ball as he hits career home run #400, a solo shot in the fouth inning against Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 4, 2012 in Oakland, California

Congratulations to David Ortiz for hitting his 400th home run yesterday in the loss to the Athletics. The home run record has placed him as the 49th player in MLB history to hit at least 400 career home runs.  Additionally, congratulations for being the only Red Sox member on the All-Star roster for the upcoming All-Star Game on July 10th. The Red Sox are currently tied with the Toronto Blue Jays at the bottom of the AL East. Being 7.5 games behind, the Red Sox will facing their rivals this upcoming weekend. The New York Yankees roll into Fenway Park as the AL East Division leaders for now, but this series could certainly help diminish the AL East leader’s dominance over the Red Sox and other teams.

Concerning some Red Sox players, Daisuke has been placed on the DL for trapezius muscle tightness, while Dustin is on the list for his right thumb injury which has produced new soreness not where his torn abductor muscle is. Also Bobby Jenks has been released and Crawford, Ellsbury, and Podsednik have all played in recent Triple-A rehab games with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Pedroia and Podesednik might be available tomorrow for the first Red Sox-Yankees game. Also Darnell McDonald has been designated for reassignment to make room for Josh Beckett on the roster now.

The Red Sox unfortunately lost the entire series against the Oakland Athletics at the beginning of this week in July. Previously the Red Sox had taken two out of four from the Mariners. It was a shame the defeats were walk-offs for the Mariners. The games were incredibly close and well fought, but minor errors determined the victor. Before June ended with a road series against Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners, the Sox took on Toronto and managed to take two games out of a three game series.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

After a rough MLB debut, Cook has come back for the Red Sox and managed to pitch a complete game shutout against the Seattle Mariners on June 29th. The ending score was 5-0 and the Sox managed to get a bit more offense to help. The Sox belted three solo homers each by Middlebrooks, Ross, and Nava. But before in the first game featuring Franklin Morales, the guy put up a great appearance pitching 109 throws, allowing only three hits, and two walks. However, his show was not enough without any run support by the Sox offense, leaving the turf that night in a 0-1 loss to the Mariners. In the third game, Beckett took the mound and was pretty good until the 5th inning when he gave an RBI double to Jaso that netted two runs to put the Mariners up 2-0. Beckett ended the night throwing 85 pitches over six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking three, and striking out four. The Red Sox managed to score two runs in the top of the 7th to tie the game; however, later Aceves blew the game by allowing two singles in the 11th inning that allowed a runner to third. Later the winning walk-off run was scored off of a sacrifice fly. Doubront took the fourth game and only went 4.1 innings pitched, threw 103 pitches, struck out four, gave up three hits, and just one run. however when he departed, he left the bases loaded, but thankfully Matt Albers got a double play ball that ended the threat and the inning. Later Ortiz managed to plate Kalish for the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th to make it 2-1 Sox. Aceves then came out and had a 1-2-3 inning to stop those pesky walk-off Mariners’ wins.

Concerning the Athletics series, no offense for the Red Sox plus and great performance by Lester that got blown by Aceves plus a poor performance by Matsuzaka equals a West Coast sweep over the East Coast Red Sox.

Tomorrow the Red Sox take on the New York Yankees at home with Beckett (4-7, 4.06 ERA) on the mound facing Hiroki Kuroda (8-7, 3.17 ERA). The game will be viewable on NESN at 7.10pm.

Red Sox lineup 7/2/12 vs Oakland Athletics


Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Kalish CF
Aviles SS
Punto 3B

Matsuzaka SP

Red Sox lineup 7/1/12 vs Seattle Mariners


Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Ross RF
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Nava LF
Shoppach C
Lillibridge CF

Doubront SP

Red Sox lineup 6/28/12 vs Seattle Mariners


Nava LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Gonzalez 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross RF
Kalish CF
Aviles SS

Morales SP

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