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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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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The Boston Red Sox didn’t have any problems beating the Tampa Bay Rays on Wedneday night by the score of 5-1.  The Red Sox scored three runs runs in the third inning and then single runs in the fourth and seventh innings to get the win.

Five different Red Sox  players recorded rbi’s in the game.  Jacoby Ellsbury, J.D. Drew, Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis, and Coco Crisp all had a rbi.  Pretty much every other batter in the lineup did some damage to the Rays pitching staff if you look at the box score.

Josh Beckett pitched six innings to pick up the win and improve his record to 6-4 on the season.  By only giving up the one run Beckett also lowerd his era to .

Manny Delcarmen pitched a scoreless seventh inning before Hideki Okajima pitched a scoreless eighth inning.  Craig Hansen was then brought in to pitch the ninth inning and finish the game.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on June 4th, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox battled back after getting down 2-0 to the Baltimore Orioles and had a 3-2 lead heading in to the eighth inning but then the wheels fell off and the Red Sox ended up losing the game 6-3.  Tough way to lose a game especially to the Orioles.

Hideki Okajima gave up all four runs in the eighth inning as he gave up a scan fly and then a bases loaded double to Adam Jones of the Orioles.  Starting pitcher Tim Wakefield pitched pretty good as he tossed seven innings and only gave up five hits and two runs.

At the plate for the Red Sox, they got single runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.  Manny Ramirez got things started in the sixth inning with his 12th home run of the season.  Kevin Cash had a rbi double in the seventh and then Mike Lowell had a rbi single in the eighth inning.  That was all the offense the Red Sox could get going in the game.

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The Boston Red Sox had no answer for Erik Bedard and two Mariners relief pitchers as they were shutout 1-0 on Wenesday night.  In fact, the Red Sox hitters only had two hits in the entire ballgame!  You are definately not going to win a game doing that.

Mike Lowell and Manny Ramirez were the only two Red Sox batters to record a hit in the game.  Ramirez is still one shy of hitting 500 homeruns as well.

The offense wasted a great pitching performance by Tim Wakefield who threw all eight innings for the Red Sox.  Wakefield took the loss however as he gave up a run in the third inning when Yuniesky Betancourt hit a solo home run.  Wakefield’s record drops to 3-4 on the season with the loss.

The Red Sox will now have an off day before beginning a weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Jon Lester tossed a no hitter against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.  The Red Sox defeated the Royals by a score of 7-0.  Lester allowed two walks and struck out nine batters in the game.  The complete game was Lester’s first of his career as well.  Boston’s last no-hitter was pitched by Clay Buchholz, who shut down the Baltimore Orioles in just his second major league start last Sept. 1

Jason Varitek had a two run home while Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis both had an rbi in the game.  The Red Sox only managed five hits in the game but Varitek came up big and score two runs with one swing of the bat.

Congrats to Lester on throwing the no hitter.  Red Sox Nation is going crazy tonight!  Red Sox Blog

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The Boston Red Sox were on the losing end Tueday night as they lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5-4.  The Red Sox gave up four runs in the third inning and then were never able to get back on top in the game after they had been up 3-0 early in the game.

Josh Beckett was lit up for eleven hits and five runs in only 5 2/3 innings.  Beckett did give up three run home run to Luke Scott in the third inning that proved to be the game winning hit.  Beckett’s record dropped to 4-3 on the season with the loss.

Manny Ramirez, Mike Lowell, and Alex Cora all had one rbi for the Red Sox.  The Red Sox were just unable to come up with a hit or home run to score more then one run a time in the game.

I would think that the Red Sox will come back and beat the Orioles on Wednesday.  What do the Red Sox fans think?  Red Sox Blog

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The Boston Red Sox scored three first inning runs, but then went scoreless the final eight innings of the game as they lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Monday night.

Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz only lasted 4 1/3 innings as he got hammered for seven hits and eight runs.  He walked five batters and struckout four others in the game.  Javier Lopez, Craig Hansen, and Mike Timlin pitched in relief of Bucholz and all pitched well as they did not allow a run to cross the plate.

The three runs in the first inning came off the bats of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez.  Ortiz had a rbi single while Ramirez connected on a two run home run.

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