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Rob Bradford
September 10, 2017 - 12:04 am
There wasn't much more that could have gone right for the Red Sox Saturday night. Chris Sale got back to dominating, while getting to call it a night after just six innings and 97 pitches. The Red Sox' offense put a licking on Tampa Bay pitching, scoring all nine of its runs by the time the fourth...
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Lucy Burdge
August 29, 2017 - 8:47 am
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Cleveland at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM) MLB: LA Dodgers at...
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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2017 - 1:21 pm
The Red Sox designated hitter spot since David Ortiz hasn't been what they hoped. Despite residing in the middle of the pack among American League teams in terms of batting average and OPS when it comes to the DH spot, the Red Sox have managed just 17 extra-base hits at the position, second-worst...
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Rob Bradford
June 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm
HOUSTON -- Hanley Ramirez is making his return to the Red Sox' starting lineup. After missing the previous two games due to a stiff neck, Ramirez is back in at designated hitter for the Red Sox as they take on the Astros in the teams' series finale at Minute Maid Park. Chris Young had served as the...
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Rob Bradford
June 18, 2017 - 1:12 am
HOUSTON -- He's gone back to a place most everybody thought would never be seen again. Rick Porcello, 2017 sure looks a whole like Rick Porcello, 2015. For yet another start, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner fell victim to too many pitches in the middle the plate, too many hits,...
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Rob Bradford
June 17, 2017 - 7:33 pm
HOUSTON -- Another right-handed starter and still Pablo Sandoval starts on the bench. With righty David Paulino on the mound for the Astros Saturday, Josh Rutledge got the nod to man third base for the Red Sox. The reason? For one, as John Farrell explained prior to the game, is simply mobility. "...
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Roger Clemens at Fenway Park in 2013.
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John Tomase
June 16, 2017 - 11:45 pm
Roger Clemens and Red Sox fans have shared every co-dependent emotion between adulation and betrayal. Now they're fully engaged in forgiveness. For fans of a certain age, The Rocket will always rank alongside Pedro Martinez as the best pitcher they've ever seen. Pedro's prime was better, but...
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John Tomase
December 03, 2016 - 9:30 am
Cross Carlos Beltran off the list of potential Red Sox designated hitters. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Beltran has agreed to a one-year, $16 million deal with the Astros that includes a full no-trade clause. Beltran, who turns 40 in April, hit .295 with an .850 OPS last year. The switch...
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Henry Owens
April 24, 2016 - 4:08 am
Southpaw Henry Owens will take the hill for the Red Sox on Sunday night after being called up from Triple-A. He is set to square off against Astros right-hander Scott Feldman in the series finale. The 23-year-old Owens joined the Red Sox rotation late in the 2015 season, making 11 starts from...
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Clay Buchholz
April 23, 2016 - 3:50 am
A pair of righties will go head-to-head Saturday afternoon in Houston, as Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will take on Mike Fiers of the Astros in the middle game of a three-game series. Despite putting forth an impressive performance in his last outing on Marathon Monday, Buchholz did not come away...
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