| May 14, 2012
Jason Vargas picked a bad night to roll out his first shaky start of the season Monday, when the Mariners' offense provided almost no help in a 6-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Boston southpaw Jon Lester held Seattle scoreless until Kyle Seager'...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Can you handle it, Red Sox fans?
No, not the immediate aftermath of an amazing, late-season blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. There is such glee around New England this weekend over...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:07 PM
The Orioles certainly aren't playing their best baseball of the season, not after losing 10 of their past 13, not after starting this road trip 1-5.
That's why Tuesday night's 8-6, 10-inning, sloppy victory against the Boston Red Sox resonated within the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:51 AM
It doesn’t happen often. But, a few times a year, I’ll write a game story and then head down to the clubhouse for quotes, and what the players and managers say doesn’t sync with what I’ve written. In fact, it can be the opposite....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Don’t look now, but first place could become second place for the White Sox by Thursday night.
They have lost the first two games of their home series to the vexing, dastardly Blue Jays, who seem to beat the Sox as regularly as the Indians seem...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The Washington Nationals have quite a one-two punch in their starting rotation.
Gio Gonzalez followed Stephen Strasburg’s strong effort a night earlier by pitching 6 1-3 effective innings to carry the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Luis Valbuena is the only left-handed hitter in the Cubs lineup Saturday against Boston southpaw Jon Lester.
The rest of the lineup bats from the right side, including Reed Johnson in right field, Jeff Baker at first base, Joe Mather in center field and...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Cubs start Sunday 3-14 against left-handed starting pitchers and they see another one in the Red Sox's Franklin Morales.
Cubs' manager Dale Sveum used his right-handed lineup, like he did in Friday's loss to Jon Lester. The only lefty swinger is Luis...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:33 PM
Pedro Ciriaco put Boston ahead with a two-run double in the seventh inning, Jon Lester had his third straight solid start and the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
The victory capped a...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Jon Lester admitted that the Red Sox pitchers fell into a habit of eating fried chicken from Popeye's and drank "rally" beers during games they were not starting last season, when the team experienced an inexplicable September collapse out of the MLB...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Boston pitcher Jon Lester admitted Monday that he occasionally has had beer and fried chicken in the Red Sox clubhouse. But he also said that it had nothing to do with the Red Sox's collapse in September and that he is the victim of a "witch hunt."...