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Here is a press release from the Red Sox: The Boston Red Sox will commemorate some of Fenway Park’s memorable moments and salute some of the players that made them happen as part of Memorable Moments Month presented by Gulf Oil during the club’s 18 home games in May. The tributes continue the celebration of [...]

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The Boston Red Sox start a six-game homestand today when they play at 7:10 p.m. against the Oakland Athletics. Boston right-handed Clay Buchholz (2-1, 8.87) will face left-hander Tommy Milone (3-1, 2.00). No Red Sox batters have ever faced Milone, who pitched for the Washington Nationals last year and was sent to Oakland in the [...]

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The Boston Red Sox start a six-game homestand today when they play at 7:10 p.m. against the Oakland Athletics. Boston right-handed Clay Buchholz (2-1, 8.87) will face left-hander Tommy Milone (3-1, 2.00). No Red Sox batters have ever faced Milone, who pitched for the Washington Nationals last year and was sent to Oakland in the [...]

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. — “You’re not going to make it to the big leagues walking.” That has been one of Will Middlebrooks’ main philosophies since he broke into professional baseball with the Lowell Spinners in 2008. Still using the same plate approach with the Pawtucket Red Sox four years later, Middlebrooks remarkably has a .396 on-base [...]

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Josh Beckett seems to have his new Jason Varitek as Kelly Shoppach is Beckett’s catcher again today. Bobby Valentine says Beckett doesn’t have a personal catcher but it is starting to look like he does. Here is the Boston starting lineup against White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd (1-3, 3.60): Aviles, SS Sweeney, RF Pedroia, 2B [...]

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Here is how the Red Sox have done against Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd (1-3, 3.60), who will start today against Boston and who the Red Sox actually were interested in trading for this past offseason. Mike Aviles is 6 for 25 (.240) with one double, two walks and four strikeouts. Marlon Byrd 1 for [...]

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Everybody talks about New York’s Robinson Cano and Boston’s Dustin Pedroia being the most talented second baseman in the American League. They are but Texas Ranger Ian Kinsler isn’t far behind. Kinsler has helped the Rangers advance to the World Series each of the past two years. The two-time All-Star, who turns 30 on June [...]

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Was Mark Melancon’s disastrous start due to bad pitch location or a lack of confidence? One of Boston GM Ben Cherington’s biggest offseason acquisitions, Melancon surrendered 11 earned runs (49.50 ERA) on 10 hits, including five home runs, in his first four outings this season. Boston had seen enough. Melancon, who saved [...]

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The Red Sox face Jake Peavy tonight. Here’s the lineup: Aviles, SS Sweeney, RF Pedroia, 2B Gonzalez, 1B Ortiz, DH Youkilis, 3B Saltalamacchia, C Ross, LF Byrd, CF Starting pitcher: Lester (0-2, 6.00)

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