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Here is the Red Sox starting lineup tonight in Seattle against ace Felix Hernandez: Nava, LF Pedroia, 2B Ortiz, DH Saltalamacchia, C Gonzalez, 1B Middlebrooks, 3B Ross, LF Kalish, CF Aviles, SS

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The Red Sox will face 2010 Cy Young award winner Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.36) today at 10:10 p.m. in Seattle. Here are how Red Sox hitters on the active roster have done against him: Mike Aviles is 5 for 11 (.455) with one double, one RBI and three strikeouts. Adrian Gonzalez is 11 for 36 (.306) [...]

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BOSTON — Daniel Bard obviously lost his control and swing-and-miss fastball when the Red Sox converted him from a reliever to a starter this season. He struck out 34 and walked 37 batters in 55 innings before his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket where he has returned to relieving and allowed seven earned runs in 10 [...]

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The Red Sox are a better team now than when they began this homestand a week ago Tuesday. The No. 1 reason: addition by the simple subtraction of Kevin Youkilis. Before Youkilis was traded to the White Sox on Sunday, he was put on the bench Thursday, becoming Will Middlebrooks’ backup. The move not only [...]

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Here is a press release from the Red Sox announcing that they signed Brian Johnson and Austin Maddox: The Boston Red Sox today announced that they have signed left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson, the club’s second selection in the first round (31st overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, and right-handed pitcher Austin Maddox, taken by [...]

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Backup catcher Kelly Shoppach is in today’s Red Sox starting lineup despite being 0 for 15 with six strikeouts against Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero. I know Shoppach is a solid hitter against lefties and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a switch hitter, played last night and is weaker from the right side of the plate. But 0 for [...]

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The Red Sox and Blue Jays play the final game of a three-game set today at 1:35 p.m. with Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester (4-5, 4.48) going against Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero (8-1, 4.34). Here is the Red Sox lineup: Nava, LF Pedroia, 2b Ortiz, DH Ross, RF Gonzalez, 1B Middlebrooks, 3B Aviles, SS McDonald, [...]

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Here is a story I wrote than ran Saturday. Forgot to post it on the blog: BOSTON — Daniel Nava responded in typical Daniel Nava fashion when the Boston Red Sox designated him for assignment last May. He didn’t crumble, but instead got better and proved he belonged in the majors. After all, this is [...]

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