The Boston Red Sox had no problems beating the visting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday as they defeated them by the score of 18-5.  The Red Sox used a seven run 7th inning to really blow the game wide open and finish off the the three game game sweep of Twins.

Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak once again as he had three rbi in the game to go along with three rbi from Manny RamirezKevin Youkilis however led the team with four rbi has had a two run home run in the 9th inning to go along with a rbi double and rbi sac fly.  Mike Lowell, and Sean Casey all had two rbi as well.  Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Varitek, Kevin Cash, and Julio Lugo all had one rbi to help out.  Everybody except Brandon Moss and Jeff Bailey had a rbi in the game.

Josh Beckett earned the win even though he didn’t throw the ball that well.  Beckett only pitched five innings as he gave up eight hits and five runs.  Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel both took Beckett deep to account for three of the five runs that he gave up.  However, Beckett was still able to improve his record to 9-5.

Javier Lopez, Craig Hansen, Manny Delcarmen, and Mike Timlin all pitched great out of the bullpen as the held the Twins to the five runs that Beckett had allowed.  Great job today out of the bullpen!

The Red Sox are now off on Thursday and will pick things back up Friday against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on July 9th, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as they completed a nice comeback and defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins by the score of 6-5.  It was a great win for the Red Sox and huge because the rivals in New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays so now the Red Sox are only 3 games out in the division.

J.D. Drew had a rbi groundout in the eighth to get the Red Sox’s rally started.  Manny Ramirez then hit a two run home run and Brandon Moss then tacked on a rbi single.  Drew, Ramirez, and Moss all had two rbi each in the game.  Dustin Pedroia also had two hits in the game to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

Jon Lester tossed 7 1/3 innings as he got a no decision in the game.  Lester gave up nine hits and five runs as he was shacky through out the game.  To be honest, I’m suprised that he was able to last seven plus innings the way he was throwing the ball.

David Aardsma was the winning pitcher after recording the final two outs in the eighth inning after he came in when Lester excited.  Jonathan Papelbon had some troubles in the ninth inning as the Twins had the game tying run on third base but he was able to finish off the Twins without that run scoring.  Papelbon now has 27 saves on the season.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on July 8th, 2008
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Wow, that was a very dissapointing series for the Boston Red Sox as they were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Red Sox lost 7-6 on Wednesday night for the third loss in a row against the Rays.  The Rays used a huge six run inning in the seventh to take the win away from the Sox.

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched five innings and pitched very well as he only gave up two hits and one run.  It was the Red Sox bullpen that really struggled.  Manny Delcarmen gave up three hits and four runs while Craig Hansen allowed six hits and there runs.  Delcarmen and Hansen simply didn’t have it tonight and they really hurt the team.

Dustin Pedroia led the Red Sox with two rbi including a solo home run in the first inning.  J.D. Drew, Manny Ramirez, and Kevin Youkilis all had one rbi each.

So now the Red Sox were just swept by the Rays and they will start up a four game series against the Yankees on Friday.  The Yankees avoided a sweep by the Rangers with a blow out win on Thursday night so both teams struggled in their last series.  It will be interesting to see how things turn out.

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The Boston Red Sox were able to score four runs in the eighth inning as they came back and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 5-4.  Dustin Pedroia had a huge game as he had two rbi in the game including a solo home run.  Mike Lowell had a two run double and Jason Varitek had a rbi single to finish the scoring in the eighth inning.

Besides that four run eighth inning, the only run the Red Sox had was the Pedroia solo home run in the first inning.  The bats were asleep all game until the eighth inning which wasn’t very good.  Luckily they were able to wake up however and atleast score enough runs to get the win.

Justin Masterson pitched the first six innings of the game as he got a no decision.  Masterson allowed seven hits and four runs in the game.  The big hit that hurt Masterson was a three run home run by Chad Tracy in the third inning.  Other then that one pitch he pitched pretty good.

Chris Smith ended up picking up this win as he pitched the seventh and eighth innings without allowing a run to score.  Smith is now 1-0 on the season.  Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 22nd save of the season in the game.

Good come from behind win for the Red Sox.  Tomorrow I expect the bats to get going before the eighth inning however.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on June 24th, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox didn’t get off to the start they were hoping to against the Philadelphia Phillies.  Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon only lasted four innings after giving up four runs and leaving the game in the fifth inning with some sort of back injury.

Once Colon left the game the Red Sox called on the bullpen which was ok except for one pitcher.  Mike Timlin gave up four more runs in just 2/3′s of an inning.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all threw the ball well out though.  Timlin more less to the Red Sox out of the game when he gave up the four runs in the sixth inning.

The only runs for the Red Sox came in the fifth inning with Dustin Pedroia and J.D. Drew hit back-to-back solo home runs.  Other then that the Red Sox struggled at getting back to back hits or any sort of rally going.  Hopefully they will swing the bat better on Tuesday.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on June 16th, 2008
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Coco Crisp and James Shields brawlThe Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays once again played in a fiesty game on Thursday night and there was even a bench clearing brawl in the second inning.  Coco Crisp was hit in the right hip by Rays starting pitcher James Shields and Crisp quickly charged the mound at Shields.  Shields threw a wild right punch and Crisp countered with a few punches of his own as he was tackled by Rays catcher Dioner Navarro.  Rays DH Jonny Gomes charged the mound from the dugout, jumped on Navarro and Crisp, and threw a few punches that hit Crisp while he was on the ground.  Crisp, Shields, and Gomes were all ejected from the game and will all be suspended 5-7 games each I would imagine.

As for the game, the Red Sox defeated the Rays 7-1.  Manny Ramirez hit a three run home run in the first inning that scored Dustin Pedroia and J.D. Drew.  In the second inning Pedroia had a sacrafice fly that scored another run.  After a scoreless third inning, the Red Sox scored three more runs in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk to Drew and then a two run single by Ramirez.

Jon Lester picked up the win as he tossed 6 1/3 innings.  Lester gave up eight hits, one run, and recorded five strikeouts while improving his record to 4-3 on the year.  Mike Timlin pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of Lester before David Aardsma pitched the ninth inning.

The Red Sox will now start up a series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

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It was a high scoring game at Fenway Park but the Boston Red Sox came out on top against the Kansas City Royals by the score of 11-8.  Thanks to two grand slams by J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell, the Red Sox put up 11 runs on the board and swept the Royals in their three game series.

Drew and Lowell both finished the game with four rbi each in the game.  Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Julio Lugo all had one rbi in the game as well.

It was a good thing the Red Sox offense score 11 runs because the pitching staff wasn’t that good today as they gave up eight runs to the Royals offense.  Starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings pitched.  Matsuzaka did improve to 8-0 on the season however as he was still able to get the victory.

Relief pitcher Craig Hansen gave up two runs while David Aardsma gave up three more runs in the game.  Aardsma gave up a three run home run in the eighth inning to account for all three of his runs given up.

The Red Sox will now hop on a plane and travel across the country to face the Oakland Athletics.

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The Boston Red Sox have hit a little bit of a slump as they have now lost four games in a row.  Today’s game against the Baltimore Orioles seen the Orioles score six runs combined in the sixth in seventh inning as the Red Sox lost 6-3.  They just couldn’t hold onto the lead…

Starting pitcher Jon Lester pitched six innings while giving up five hits and two runs.  He struckout four batters while only walking two.  Lester ended up getting the no decision in the game as the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead after he left the game.

Javier Lopez pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up one run.  After Lopez left the game, Craig Hansen gave up two more runs without recording an out and also took the loss in the game.  Hideki Okajima followed Hansen and and gave up one run as well.  The bullpen just sucked it up today, nothing else to really blog about.

Dustin Pedroia got the Red Sox scoring started in the first inning with a rbi single.  Then in the fifth inning Jason Varitek hit a solo home run.  Mike Lowell also hit a solo home run in the game as he went deep in the sixth inning.

The Red Sox will get a much needed off day on Thursday and then they will play the Milwaukee Brewers in a interleague series.

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Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blew the save and the game against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night as the Tigers came back to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the Red Sox 10-9.

Papelbon gave up two hits and two runs in the ninth inning has he dropped his first game of the season.  Usually Red Sox fans see Papelbon come right in and shut down the other team in the ninth inning but that didn’t happen against the Tigers.

Clay Buchholz got the start for the Red Sox and pitched four inning as he was pulled after giving up ten hits and five runs.  Julian Tavarez pitched one inning after Bucholz and gave up four hits and three runs.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all pitched after Tavarez and before Papelbon without giving up a run.

Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell both hit home runs at the plate for the Red Sox.  Both players also finished with three rbi in the game.  Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz all had one RBI in the game.

The Red Sox are now 22-14 on the season.  Red Sox Blog 

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Jacoby Ellsbury led the Boston Red Sox past the Los Angeles Angles 8-7 on Tuesday night as he hit two home runs.  Ellsbury started the game off with a solo home run and then added another solo shot in the sixth inning.

Besides Ellsbury, Kevin Youkilis also had two RBI in the game.  Dustin Pedroia went 4-5 and had one RBI.  Pedroia doubled in Ellsbury for the game winning hit and run in the eigth inning.

Josh Beckett was scratched from his scheduled start so David Pauley made the emergency start for the Red Sox.  Pauley pitched 4.1 innings and gave up seven hits and five earned runs.    Julian Tavarez, Hideki Okajima, Mike Timlin, and Jonathan Papelbon all seen action out of the bullpen.  Okajima blew the save, Timlin picked up the win, and Papelbon recorded save which was his eigth of the season.

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