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  • Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 | 9:31 am

    Chiang headed for MVP or promotion? Other prospects; broadcast milestone

    Chih-Hsien Chiang went 2-for-4, with his 18th home run for the Sea Dogs Monday night. Chiang leads the Eastern League in RBI (73), slugging percentage (.656) and OPS (1.052). He is tied for first in average (.338) and tied for fourth in home runs (18). Will Chiang continue among the league leaders, or will he get a promotion to Pawtucket? Chiang, 23, is in his second year in Portland (the longest tenure […]

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  • Monday Jul 25, 2011 | 6:40 am

    Beating the bad teams; Lars; Taz

    The Red Sox are doing what they are supposed to be doing against bad teams – win. Now, after sweeping the Mariners, Boston welcomes Kansas City (42-59) to town. Jon Lester (10-4) gets the start tonight. The AL East standings: Boston 62-37 New York 59-40 (3 back) Tampa Bay 53-47 (9.5) For more on the Red Sox win Sunday (as well as some of the Maine Day festivities), see today’s column. In the […]

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  • Sunday Jul 24, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    Pitcher Charlie Haeger assigned to Sea Dogs; Red Sox lineup; focused elswhere

    The Boston Red Sox assigned free agent knuckleball pitcher Charlie Haeger and assigned him to Portland (though is currently on the temporary inactive list). Haeger, 27, has 34 games of major league experience, from 2006 to 2010, with the White Sox, Padres and Dodgers. He was in Triple-A, in the Seattle organization this season, going 0-4 with an 8.40 ERA in nine games (six starts). Meanwhile, at Fenway Park, the […]

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  • Saturday Jul 23, 2011 | 6:23 am

    JR over JD; beware the Beavan; Lavarnway (again & again)

    Barring injury or a slump by Josh Reddick, it appears the J.D. Drew era in right field is over for the Boston Red Sox. Drew, in the last of his five-year, $70-million contract with Boston, is batting .219 with four home runs. Reddick, who went 1-for-4 Saturday, is batting .372 in 30 games. Reddick has started the last two games and manager Terry Francona admitted that it is because Reddick […]

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  • Friday Jul 22, 2011 | 6:12 am

    Wagner coming back with Portland; Moss robs Lavarnway; more Chiang

    According to Katrina Waugh of the Roanoke Times, catcher Mark Wagner is coming back to the Portland Sea Dogs, promoted from advanced Class A Salem, Wagner, 27, was a Red Sox catching prospect in Portland in 2008 and 2009. He spent an injury-filled season last year in Pawtucket. During spring training, Wagner was designated for assignment, When no other teams picked him up, Wagner was left in limbo. He was batting […]

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  • Thursday Jul 21, 2011 | 6:02 am

    Sox & Yanks, walk-offs, Ranaudo

    The Rays and James Shields will try to keep Tampa Bay in the AL East race with a game tonight against the Yankees. New York has C.C. Sabathia pitching. AL EAST Boston 59-37 New York 57-38 (1.5 back) Tampa Bay 51-45 (8) The Red Sox are off. In the minors, both Pawtucket and Portland enjoyed walk-off wins on Wednesday. Che-Hsuan Lin, who knocked in Pawtucket’s only other run with a sacrifice fly, […]

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  • Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 | 8:46 am

    How to get Ryan Lavarnway onto the Sox roster? Weiland’s second shot

    The question, as they say, seems to be not IF, but WHEN. And when discussing Ryan Lavarnway reaching the majors, there is also the question of HOW. Can there be any doubt that Boston will call up Lavarnway, by at least September? The former Sea Dogs catcher went 3-for-3 with another home run and a walk in Pawtucket Monday night. In 31 Triple-A games, he is batting .381, with 10 […]

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  • Monday Jul 18, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    Navarro stays w/Boston, Hassan day-to-day; lineups

    According to media reports out of Baltimore, where the Red Sox are playing the Orioles, infielder Drew Sutton was optioned back to Pawtucket, making room for Carl Crawford to come off the DL. With Sutton gone, Yamaico Navarro remains the only back-up infielder (as well as a right-handed option in the outfield). Navarro has been in only 8 games, and is batting .211 (4-for-19), but maybe the Red Sox want […]

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  • Monday Jul 18, 2011 | 6:58 am

    16th inning the charm

    For those Red Sox fans who stayed up, you got your reward in the 16th inning. Dustin Pedroia’s RBI single scored Josh Reddick (who walked) for the only run of the game, in a 1-0 Red Sox win over the Rays Sunday night/Monday morning. Boston’s pitching was lights-out, led by Josh Beckett’s 1-hit, 0-walk performance over 8 innings. For details, see  

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