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Clay Buchholz and four relievers combined to throw a five-hitter Friday in Boston's 3-1 victory over Baltimore. Buchholz (6-3) won his fifth straight decision and helped Boston bounce back from a setback Thursday that ended its seven-game winning streak. The Red Sox inched closer to a playoff spot after beginning the day with a six-game advantage over Texas in the American League wild-card race. Buchholz allowed all five Baltimore hits, walked three and struck out one in six innings.
Boston's Clay Buchholz limited Tampa Bay to a run and five hits in seven innings Sunday, leading a 3-1 Red Sox win in the first game of a doubleheader. The loss was the 10th straight for the Rays. Hideki Okajima hurled a scoreless eighth and closer Jonathan Papelbon did the same in the ninth for his
A three-run double in the seventh by Victor Martinez put Boston in front Wednesday and the Red Sox produced 15 hits in downing Baltimore 7-5. Baltimore took a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the sixth but the Red Sox then tied it on an RBI single by Dustin Pedroia and took the lead on the bases-loaded double by Martinez. Boston maintained a two-game lead over Texas in the chase for the American League wild-card berth.
Major League Baseball has fined Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon $5,000 for a pacing violation. The fine was levied before Thursday's game at Tampa Bay for taking too long to begin innings during Tuesday night's 8-4 Boston win, when he hurled a two-inning save. Papelbon told the Boston Herald he has been fined seven times this season, amounting to more than $10,000. Game pace, pace of game, or something like that, he told the newspaper.
Jason Bay's two hits and two RBI Thursday led the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Both RBI came on his two-out, first-inning double. Later, Kevin Youkilis had three hits and one RBI and Victor Martinez had two hits and one RBI.
Jonathan Papelbon struck out two batters with the bases loaded in the ninth Friday, allowing Boston to escape with a 6-5 victory over Toronto. The teams sat through a rain delay in the eighth inning with the score deadlocked at 5-5, but the Red Sox managed a run soon after play resumed. David Ortiz scored from third on a bases-loaded ground out by Casey Kotchman, and Papelbon, despite a major scare, made the one-run lead stand up in the ninth. After striking out Adam Lind to open the ninth,...
Jason Bay hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth Tuesday and Jacoby Ellsbury set a team stolen base record to lead Boston past the Chicago White Sox 6-3. The Red Sox won their second straight and stayed 1 Â½ games in front of Texas for the top spot in the American League wild-card chase. Victor Martinez singled in a run in the seventh to rally the Red Sox to a 3-3 tie and Bay hit a one-out home run in the eighth off Scott Linebrink (3-6) for what turned out to be the winning score. Boston went...
Nick Green drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning Monday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 win over AL Central-leading Detroit. The win ended Boston's six-game losing streak. Green also homered, as did Dustin Pedroia and Jason Bay for the Red Sox. Ramon Ramirez (6-3) earned the win and Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final four outs for his 28th save. Detroit's Magglio Ordonez had a triple, two doubles, a run scored and an RBI and Placido Polanco had three hits,...
David Ortiz hit his second homer in as many games Friday and a seventh-inning blast by Kevin Youkilis put Boston in front en route to a 6-5 win over Baltimore. The power surge for Ortiz has come after he was named in a New York Times story as being among those who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
Adam Kennedy had five hits Tuesday, including the game-winner in Oakland's 9-8 win over Boston in 11 innings at Fenway Park. Kennedy went 5-for-7 to lead the 21-hit Oakland attack, including an RBI single in a two-run 11th that resulted in Jonathan Papelbon's third blown save of the season. Rajai Davis drove in two runs for the Athletics and Mark Ellis scored four times. Ellis opened the 11th with a one-out double and scored on a Davis single to break a 7-7 tie.
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