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Red Sox right-hander Aaron Cook (3-7, 4.76) goes against Oakland right-hander Brandon McCarthy (7-5, 3.12) today in Oakland. Here is today’s Red Sox lineup: Podsednik LF Pedroia 2B Ellsbury CF Ross RF Loney 1B Saltalamacchia C Aviles DH Ciriaco 3B Iglesias SS

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Boston left-hander Jon Lester (8-10, 4.98) goes against Los Angels right-hander Zack Greinke (2-2, 5.22) today in Anaheim at 10:05 p.m. As expected, received Daniel Bard has been activated for tonight’s game while pitcher Zach Stewart was optioned back to Pawtucket. The 27-year-old Bard was 5-6 with a 5.24 ERA in 11 appearances, 10 starts, in Boston [...]

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Red Sox 36-year-old outfielder Scott Podsednik is hitting .426 in 54 at-bats at Fenway Park this season with hits in 13 of the 14 games he has started there. He has stroked multiple hits in nine of those games. Podsednik’s success at Fenway hasn’t been limited to just this year though. He has a .384 [...]

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Mauro Gomez, who is batting sixth and playing first base in the Boston Red Sox lineup tonight, was named this year’s International League MVP. Gomez along with catcher Ryan Lavarnway and shortstop Jose Iglesias also were elected as postseason International League All-Stars. Lavarnway and Iglesias also are in the Boston lineup tonight. The 27-year-old Gomez [...]

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Red Sox right-hander Zach Stewart (1-2, 6.00) will pitch against Los Angeles southpaw C.J. Wilson (9-9, 3.83) today at 10:05 p.m. in Anaheim. The Boston Red Sox recalled Stewart from Triple-A Pawtucket today optioned right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen to Double-A Portland. Stewart will wear No. 47. Mortensen will be back with the Red Sox in September. [...]

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Red Sox Scott Atchison, who has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament but has opted for rehab and not surgery, will throw batting practice Friday in Portland. He is feeling good and with the Portland Sea Dogs right now as they play the Fisher Cats in New Hampshire. If all goes well Friday, Atchison could [...]

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Outfielder Bryce Brentz has been named the Eastern League Player of the Week for last week. Brentz, 23, went .536 (15 for 28) with two homers and 10 RBIs. He went 4 for 5 with two home runs in a 7-2 win at New Britain last Wednesday. Meanwhile, Allen Webster, who the Red Sox acquired [...]

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With Franklin Morales (shoulder) put on the disabled list today, the Red Sox will call up Zach Stewart to start tomorrow’s game against the Angels. Stewart is the pitcher who the Red Sox received in the deal that sent Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. The 25-year-old Stewart has pitched in 31 major league [...]

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