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Sox Notes: Napoli claimed off waivers

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 29, 2010

According to ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald via Twitter, the Red Sox have claimed catcher Mike Napoli off the waiver wire. The Sox have a legitimate interest in him, but a deal is unlikely.

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Sox Summary: Sox bow down to Angels in tenth meeting; settle for 9-1

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 19, 2010

Hideki Matsui hit a three-run home run to lead the Angels to their only win against the Red Sox in 2010. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Thursday, August 19, 2010) – The Red Sox were unable to make it double digits against the Los Angeles Angels as they ended the season series with a 7-2 loss at Fenway Park Thursday night. Boston took the first nine games of the series to tie their second-longest win streak against the Halos and the first time they took the first nine contests in the series.

David Ortiz struck first with a solo home run to right field (27) in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead.

The Angels got on the board four times in the sixth inning to take a lead that would simply be out of reach. Alberto Callaspo doubled to left field to bring home Macier Izturis with one out, while Hideki Matsui hit a three-run home run to right-center field (16) two batters later.

The Angel lead grew to 7-1 in the top of the seventh inning against three different Red Sox relievers, but all of the runs were scored with two outs. Callaspo drove in Peter Bourjos on an infield groundout, while Matsui walked with the bases loaded to drive in Bobby Abreu and Howie Kendrick legged out an infield single, scoring Izturis.

Adrian Beltre made it 7-2 in the eighth on a sacrifice fly to center, driving in Marco Scutaro.

Ervin Santana pitched seven great innings, allowing just four hits and two runs, despite walking four to improve to 13-6. Josh Beckett really struggled, surrendering seven hits, six runs, and two walks in 6.1 innings.

The Red Sox welcome division rival Toronto to Fenway for a weekend series, beginning Friday. It will be a good match-up as Jon Lester and Brett Cecil face-off in a battle of young lefties.

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Red Sox Today: August 19 vs. Angels

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 19, 2010

RED SOX (69-52)
16 Marco Scutaro SS
13 Jed Lowrie 2B
34 David Ortiz DH
41 Victor Martinez C
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
7 J.D. Drew RF
25 Mike Lowell 1B
55 Ryan Kalish CF
60 Daniel Nava LF

19 Josh Beckett RHP

Line-up change: Dustin Pedroia has a sore foot and Jed Lowrie will now bat second, playing second base.

ANGELS (60-61)
TBA

54 Ervin Santana RHP

* The Red Sox earned their second straight win, 7-5 against the Angels last night, extending their win streak to nine games against them this season. John Lackey earned his third win this season against his former team. With a win, the Sox can sweep the Angels in the ten-game season series (see more below).

Injury Update: Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has an unknown infection and Dusty Brown was summoned from Triple-A Pawtucket. The hope is that he will return in a couple days, but an extra catcher was needed, so Brown was recalled.

For the Record: The Sox are 69-52, good for third in the A.L. East and eighth-best in the Majors. They have won or split 22 of the past 27 series since May 17 as the Sox have taken the first two games of the series. Boston sits 5.5 games behind the Rays and Yankees, who are tied for the division lead at 74-46.

Breaking out the brooms: The Sox would sweep the ten-game season series against the Angels as it marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. It marks the first time the Sox have ever won each of the first nine games of a season series against the Halos, tied for their second-longest win streak against them. According to Elias, A win tonight would give the Sox their first-ever sweep of any opponent in a season series of more than four games.

Home at last: The Red Sox continue a nine-day, nine-game homestand with the finale of a three-game set against the Angels. Following the current series, the Sox will host three-game sets against the Blue Jays (Friday-Sunday) and Mariners (Monday-Wednesday). After an off-day next Thursday, Boston embarks on a seven-day, six-game trip through Tampa Bay (August 27-29) and Baltimore (August 31-September 2). Of Boston’s 25 games from August 6-September 7, only nine tilts will be played at home, all during the current homestand. The club is 7-5 thus far during that stretch. The Sox have lost seven of their last 14, but have won 22 of 32 tilts at home since May 29, outscoring their opponents 172-129 in those contests. Boston has won or split 15 of its last 17 series at Fenway Park since April 20 and own a Major League-best 35-17 record in that span.

Telethon set to continue tomorrow: The 9th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon began at 6 a.m. this morning and has raised more than $760,000 as of 6:10 p.m. Last year’s event raised $4.5 million, with gifts coming from all 50 states, and this year’s goal is $5 million. Since 2002, the event has raised more than $21 million to support research and care for both children and adults at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Send in your gifts and follow the tote board online or call (877)-738-1234. Donations big and small are accepted and very much appreciated!

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Sox Summary: Nava hero again as Sox rally for nine in a row against Halos

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 18, 2010

Daniel Nava made a rally-stopping, lead-saving catch in the eighth inning. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Wednesday, August 18, 2010) – The Red Sox used a seventh-inning rally to top the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 7-5, on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Daniel Nava came in to pinch hit and brought home the game-winning run in the seventh, while he made a diving catch in left field to end an Angel rally. The Sox have now won nine straight games against the Angels, all this season, tied for their second longest win streak ever against the Halos.

The Red Sox struck first with two out in the first, on a sharp single to center field by Adrian Beltre that brought home Dustin Pedroia. Mike Napoli tied the game on a solo home run to left field (20) to leadoff the third inning for the Angels and ties the game at 1-1.

Both teams traded runs in the fourth on a single to right field by Howie Kendrick to give the Angels a 2-1 lead with two outs, scoring Hideki Matsui. Bill Hall led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to left field (16) to knot the game again at 2-2.

Alberto Callaspo drove in Bobby Abreu and Reggie Willits on a three-run home run to right field (9) with two outs in the fifth. Adrian Beltre brought the Sox within one as he hit a two-run shot to left-center field (23) with one gone in the bottom of the frame.

With one out in the seventh, reliever Kevin Jepsen allowed the tying run to score, in the form of Victor Martinez, on a wild pitch. Daniel Nava was hit in the ribs by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home David Ortiz from third.

Victor Martinez gave the Sox some insurance in the eighth on a single to right field, scoring Marco Scutaro with one out.

John Lackey earned his 11th win of the season and third against his former team, pitching seven innings of ten hits and five runs, while fanning five. Jonathan Papelbon mowed down the Halos in the ninth for his 30th save.

Scott Kazmir did not factor into the decision as he allowed eight hits and four runs over five innings. Kevin Jepsen blew a save and took the loss as he allowed two hits, two runs, and two walks in the seventh inning.

The Red Sox look for the season sweep against the Angels on Thursday night when Josh Beckett faces Erwin Santana.

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Red Sox Today: August 18 vs. Angels

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 18, 2010

RED SOX (68-52)
16 Marco Scutaro SS
15 Dustin Pedroia 2B
41 Victor Martinez C
34 David Ortiz DH
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
25 Mike Lowell 1B
22 Bill Hall LF
54 Darnell McDonald RF
55 Ryan Kalish CF

40 John Lackey RHP

ANGELS (60-60)
53 Bobby Abreu LF
77 Reggie Willits CF
12 Alberto Callaspo 3B
48 Torii Hunter RF
55 Hideki Matsui DH
13 Macier Izturis SS
47 Howie Kendrick 2B
44 Mike Napoli 1B
5 Jeff Mathis C

19 Scott Kazmir LHP

* The Red Sox opened the series with a 6-0 shutout of the Angels last night, extending their win streak against the Angels to eight games this season. It marks the first time the Sox have ever won each of the first eight games of a season series against the Halos. The Sox have won 5 straight home games against the Angels, all this season, their longest home win streak against them since taking eight straight, May 18, 2003-June 3, 2005.

Injury Update: Outfielder Mike Cameron met with team officials today and has decided to get surgery on his lower abdominal tear, which officially ends his season. He is expected to be ready in time for spring training.

For the Record: The Sox are 68-52, good for third in the A.L. East and ninth-best in the Majors. They have won or split 21 of the past 26 series since May 17. Boston is third in the division, six games behind the Rays, who lead the division by just a half-game over the Yankees.

Home at last: The Red Sox continue a nine-day, nine-game homestand with the middle game of a three-game set against the Angels. Following the current series, the Sox will host three-game sets against the Blue Jays (August 20-22) and Mariners (August 23-25). After an off-day on August 26, Boston embarks on a seven-day, six-game trip through Tampa Bay (August 27-29) and Baltimore (August 31-September 2). Of Boston’s 25 games from August 6-September 7, only nine tilts will be played at home, all during the current homestand. The club is 6-5 thus far during that stretch. The Sox have lost seven of their last 13, but have won 21 of 31 tilts at home since May 29, outscoring their opponents 165-124 in those contests. Boston has won or split 14 of its last 16 series at Fenway Park since April 20.

Telethon set for Thursday and Friday: The 9th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will be held August 19-20. Last year’s event raised $4.5 million, with gifts coming from all 50 states, and this year’s goal is $5 million…Since 2002, the event has raised more than $21 million to support research and care for both children and adults at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Red Sox Today: August 17 vs. Angels

Posted by Joshua Kummins on August 17, 2010

7:10 p.m., NESN/WEEI

RED SOX (67-52)
16 Marco Scutaro SS
15 Dustin Pedroia 2B
34 David Ortiz DH
41 Victor Martinez C
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
7 J.D. Drew RF
25 Mike Lowell 1B
55 Ryan Kalish CF
54 Darnell McDonald LF

11 Clay Buchholz RHP

ANGELS (60-59)
53 Bobby Abreu LF
13 Macier Izturis 2B
12 Alberto Callaspo 3B
48 Torii Hunter RF
55 Hideki Matsui DH
2 Erick Aybar SS
44 Mike Napoli 1B
46 Bobby Wilson C
25 Peter Bourjos CF

38 Jered Weaver RHP

* In a much anticiapted contest, second baseman Dustin Pedroia returns to the Red Sox as they open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a nine-game homestand. The Sox lost two out of three games in Texas over the weekend and have lost three of their last four overall. The Angels are eight games behind the first-place Rangers and have lost all seven meetings against the Sox this season, but have still won six of their ten. This series marks the final match-up of the season between the teams.

Series Probables
Tonight: RHP Jered Weaver (11-7, 2.87) vs. RHP Clay Buchholz (13-5, 2.49)
Wednesday: LHP Scott Kazmir (8-10, 6.36) vs. RHP John Lackey (10-7, 4.54)
Thursday: RHP Ervin Santana (12-8, 3.99) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (3-2, 6.51)

For the Record: The Sox are 67-52, good for third in the A.L. East and tied for ninth-best in the Majors. They have won or split 21 of the past 26 series since May 17. Boston is third in the division, 5.5 games behind the Yankees and Rays, who are tied for first place in the division and wild card races.

Pedey is back: The Boston Red Sox today activated second baseman Dustin Pedroia from the 15-day disabled list, recalled outfielder Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket and placed infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to yesterday) with a neck strain. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Dustin Richardson was optioned to Pawtucket following Sunday’s game at Texas. Pedroia and Nava will be active for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Fenway Park.

Happy birthday: Dustin Pedroia is celebrating his 27th birthday today.

Home at last: The Red Sox tonight begin a nine-day, nine-game homestand with the first of three games against the Angels. Following the current series, the Sox will host three-game sets against the Blue Jays (August 20-22) and Mariners (August 23-25)…After an off-day on August 26, Boston embarks on a seven-day, six-game trip through Tampa Bay (August 27-29) and Baltimore (August 31-September 2). Of Boston’s 25 games from August 6-September 7, only nine tilts will be played at home, all during the current homestand. The club is 5-5 thus far during that stretch. The Sox have lost seven of their last 12, but have won 20 of 30 tilts at home since May 29, outscoring their opponents 159-124 in those contests. Boston has won or split 14 of its last 16 series at Fenway Park since April 20.

Telethon set for Thursday and Friday: The 9th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon will be held August 19-20. Last year’s event raised $4.5 million, with gifts coming from all 50 states, and this year’s goal is $5 million…Since 2002, the event has raised more than $21 million to support research and care for both children and adults at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Sox Notes: Sox sweep Halos, Walking Wounded recovering

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 29, 2010

The Red Sox celebrate Marco Scutaro's grand slam en route to a sweep of the Angels. (Chris Carlson/AP)

* The Red Sox swept the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a 7-3 win at Angel Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Boston took an early lead in the second inning on home runs by Adrian Beltre and Bill Hall, but the Angels tied the game in the bottom of the second and took the lead in the fifth.

Kevin Youkilis homered in the seventh, while Marco Scutaro hit a grand slam in the eighth with none out to put the game away.

It was the Sox’ first three-game sweep in Anaheim since August 2, 1998. Josh Beckett allowed just five hits in seven innings to improve to 2-1.

* Yesterday’s Angels scheduled starter Joel Pineiro was a last-minute scratch with a left oblique strain. Scot Shields got the start and worked just 1.2 innings as he was normally in the bullpen.

* The left hamstring strain that kept J.D. Drew out of Boston’s lineup for the past two games of the three-game series at Anaheim does not appear serious, according to Red Sox manager Terry Francona. Drew was examined by the Angels’ medical staff on Wednesday, and the early diagnosis is encouraging.

* Jacoby Ellsbury will play nine innings in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday and may move to Triple-A Pawtucket following the start.

* Josh Beckett hosts the 4th annual Beckett Bowl Thursday night at Lucky Strike Lanes just on Ipswich Street. The event, which begins
at 6 p.m., benefits the Josh Beckett Foundation and Children’s Hospital Boston. More info at BeckettBowl.com.

* The Red Sox open a seven-game homestand on Friday night when the Detroit Tigers play the first of a three-game series. Jon Lester will face Armando Gallaraga in the opener.

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Red Sox Today: July 28 at Angels

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

3:35 p.m., NESN/WEEI

RED SOX (57-44)
16 Marco Scutaro SS
54 Darnell McDonald RF
20 Kevin Youkilis 1B
34 David Ortiz DH
41 Victor Martinez C
29 Adrian Beltre 3B
32 Jeremy Hermida LF
22 Bill Hall 2B
3 Eric Patterson CF

19 Josh Beckett RHP

ANGELS (52-51)
TBA

35 Joel Pineiro RHP

We are getting ready for tonight’s Cape League All-Star Game at Fenway, so please visit MLB Press Pass for full notes for the Sox-Angels series finale. Josh Beckett looks to pitch the Sox to a sweep in the final game of the West Coast swing.

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Sox Summary: Lackey drops old mates, take first two

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 28, 2010

since  leaving the team he played eight seasons for in 2002-2009, and was  greeted by a chorus of boos from the crowd in Anaheim. Lackey earned his  10th win of the season after going 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and  scattering seven hits.

since leaving the team he played eight seasons for in 2002-2009. (Stephen Dunn/Getty)

On his way from the bullpen, Angels fans booed former ace John Lackey, but in Tuesday’s 4-2 win at Angel Stadium, he took them as compliments. Lackey earned his tenth win of the season as he pitched 7.1 innings of seven-hit, two-run ball, while walking one and fanning four. The Sox have now taken the first two games of the series and four of six.

The Angels took the lead in the third inning when Bobby Abreu doubled to right field to give them a 1-0 lead.

Jed Lowrie gave the Sox a 2-1 lead later in the seventh inning as he hit a two-run double to left field. In the next inning, Adrian Beltre doubled to left field scoring Boston’s third run.

Abreu hit a solo home run in the eighth to right-center (12) to cut the Red Sox lead to 3-2.

Then in the ninth, David Ortiz made it 4-2 on a groundball infield single to pad the lead and give some insurance.

Lackey earned the win, while Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 24th save. Jered Weaver took his seventh loss of the season, despite pitching seven innings of six-hit, two-run baseball.

The Sox look for the series sweep on Wednesday afternoon as Josh Beckett faces Joel Pineiro.

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Sox Summary: Papi power leads Sox past Angels in opener

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 27, 2010

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David Ortiz blasted two home runs on Monday. (AP)

The Red Sox used a pair of home runs from designated hitter David Ortiz in a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on Monday. Boston has won three of the last five games, while the Angels have lost three in a row and seven of their last 11.

Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a Bobby Abreu solo home run to right-center field (11) but the Sox tied the score at 1-1 in the second on an RBI single by Victor Martinez.

In the top of the third, David Ortiz launched his first home run of the game to right field (20).

Ortiz came back with his second blast in the eighth, this time a two-run homer to right-center (21) to put the Sox up 4-1.

The umpires reviewed an eventual Hideki Matsui longball in the bottom of the eighth, a two-run shot to right-center (14).

Mike Cameron and Marco Scutaro scored in the ninth to put the game out of reach on a double to right field, to add up to the final score of 6-3.

Clay Buchholz allowed just five hits, a run, and a walk over seven innings to improve to 11-5, while Jonathan Papelbon earned his 23rd save.

Dan Haren exited the game in the fifth after being hit in the right forearm by a Kevin Youkilis infield single. He suffered the loss, his first as an Angel. The Angels acquired Haren from Arizona in exchange for LHP Joe Saunders, minor leaguers LHP Patrick Corbin and RHP Rafael Rodriguez and a player to be named later. Haren was 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 21 starts with Arizona. His 141 strikeouts were tied for the National League lead.

The Sox play the second game of the series on Tuesday as John Lackey faces his former team in Anaheim for the first time. Jered Weaver takes the ball for Los Angeles of Anaheim.

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