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Red Sox starting pitcher Alfredo Aceves was asked tonight after the Red Sox’ 10-7 loss if he has any idea what is next for him. In other words, the reporter was asking Aceves whether he expects to make another start or be sent back to the bullpen now that John Lackey will reclaim his spot [...]

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John Lackey will return to the Red Sox’ rotation Sunday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed after Boston’s 10-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox tonight. Lackey went 5 2/3 innings giving up just three hits and one earned run during a rehab start with the PawSox tonight. He struck out four and didn’t walk [...]

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The Red Sox lost to the Chicago White Sox 10-7 here at Fenway Park tonight. Here is how the lineup did: 1. Ellsbury, CF (3-0-0-0) Reddick, CF (1-1-1-1) double 2. Pedroia, 2B (2-0-0-0) walk Sutton, 2B  (2-1-2-2), double 3. Gonzalez, 1B (5-0-1-0), double, three strikeouts 4. Youkilis, 3B (4-1-1-0) 5. Ortiz, DH (4-1-2-3) homer 6. [...]

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The report from Pawtucket: John Lackey went 5 2/3 innings giving up just three hits and one earned run for the PawSox tonight. He struck out four and didn’t walk anybody. Lackey might return to pitch for Boston on Sunday vs. the Oakland Athletics.

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Saturday’s Red Sox game vs. the Oakland A’s will be at 1:10 p.m. It originally was scheduled to be at 7:10 p.m. but was moved so that fans could watch both the Red Sox and the Bruins that day. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks will be [...]

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The Red Sox today activated right-handed reliever Bobby Jenks from the 15-day disabled list.  He will be available to pitch tonight vs. the White Sox. Meanwhile, right-handed reliever Michael Bowden was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night’s game. Jenks, 30, was placed on the disabled list May 5 (retroactive to May 2) with a right biceps [...]

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Carl Crawford today was named American League Player of the Week for last week. Crawford batted .423 (11 for 26) with two doubles, two triples, three home runs and eight RBIs in seven games last week. “I’m feeling a lot better,” Crawford said before today’s game against the Chicago White Sox here at Fenway Park. [...]

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Red Sox lineup: 1. Ellsbury, CF 2. Pedroia, 2B 3. Gonzalez, 1B 4. Youkilis, 3B 5. Ortiz, DH 6. Crawford, LF 7. Lowrie, SS 8. Drew, RF 9. Varitek, C The pitching matchup Alfredo Aceves (2-0, 2.22) will pitch for Boston against. Chicago will go with 28-year-old right-hander Philip Humber (3-3, 2.85). Aceves is 2-0 with [...]

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Is Jon Lester throwing his cutter too much? Alexei Ramirez, who stroked a big two-run bloop double that drove Lester from the game, said through his translator that Lester threw him approximately 90 percent cutters tonight. “He (Lester) was actually throwing him 90 percent cutters,” the translator said. “He (Lester) actually broke two bats of [...]

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