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The Red Sox look for the four-game sweep against the Detroit Tigers. Right-hander Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67 ERA) is going against Red Sox righty Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15 ERA). Red Sox lineup: Podsednik, CF Nava, LF Gonzalez, 1B Ortiz, DH Youkilis, 3B Saltalamacchia, C Sweeney, RF Aviles, SS Punto, 2B

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BOSTON — Carl Crawford (elbow) is getting closer to throwing again. He will likely start throwing again in about two weeks. But Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine just said today that Crawford is “some days away.” “We’re going to start programming his body if we can to get ready to throw,” Valentine said. “Mechanically, we’re [...]

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Wendell Kim was the third base coach of the Boston Red Sox from 1997-2000. When I was a kid, he gave me his autograph here at Fenway Park. Found this picture of him in The Eagle-Tribune photo database:

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Here are how Red Sox hitters have done against Justin Verlander, who starts against Boston tonight: Mike Aviles is 3 for 13 (.213) with two strikeouts. Marlon Byrd is 5 for 11 (.455) with one walk and two strikeouts. Adrian Gonzalez is 1 for 9 (.111) with one homer, four walks and three strikeouts. David [...]

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Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald (oblique injury) is rehabbing with Pawtucket and is 0 for 8 with one RBI and two strikeouts in three games. “He was here today,” Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. “He played yesterday in a game. Today he said he could play but he’s not 100 percent. And I told [...]

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BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has undergone an MRI on his jammed right thumb and the Red Sox are waiting for the results. The injury did not happen on the defensive play where he dived for the baseball yesterday during the fifth inning yesterday. He did not come back out for the [...]

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Dustin Pedroia is not in the Red Sox starting lineup tonight after leaving yesterday’s game with a jammed right thumb. Here are the starting lineups: Red Sox (24-24) Nava, LF Sweeney, RF Gonzalez, 1B Ortiz, DH Youkilis, 3B Saltalamacchia, C Aviles, SS Podsednick, CF Punto, 2B Starting pitcher: Bard (4-5, 4.69) Tigers (23-25) Berry, CF [...]

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Matt Young threw an eight inning no-hitter on April 12, 1992 for the Boson Red Sox. The game went just eight innings because the Cleveland Indians won 2-1 at Cleveland. Young didn’t allow a hit but walked seven batters and and struck out six. Both his runs were earned. Here is a photo of Young [...]

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BOSTON —  Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price pitched at Vanderbilt and still keeps up with his old college team. One player who has impressed him: Commodores junior and Andover resident Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Hall of Famer and Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski. Mike Yastrzemski was hitting .270 with five homers, 35 RBIs, nine [...]

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BOSTON — An All-Star, Gold Glove-winning first baseman being willing to play right field — without complaining — for the betterment of the team is almost unheard of in the major leagues these days. The majority wouldn’t want to do it, Tampa Bay All-Star left fielder Matt Joyce admitted. “It’s hard to play a new [...]

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