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  • Friday Jun 10, 2011 | 6:12 am

    Romp in the Bronx; Exposito back down, Bowden up; Rizzo’s debut

    C.C. Sabathia allowed two hits and no runs through six innings. He allowed 6 hits and 6 runs in the seventh, leaving with two outs. Reliever David Robertson allowed another run in the 7th, as the Red Sox enjoyed an 8-3 romp. In case you missed that 7th: Ortiz 1B, Lowrie 3B, Crawford ground out, Cameron 2B, Varitek 1B, Ellsbury 1B, Scutaro line out, Gonzalez 1B, Youkilis 1B, Ortiz 2B. Boston […]

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  • Thursday Jun 09, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    Joba will need Tommy John surgery; Lowrie back in lineup; Doubront loses

    According media reports out of New York, Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his elbow and will need Tommy John surgery. Elsewhere on the injury front, the Red Sox are awaiting news of Dustin Pedroia’s knee check-up in Boston this afternoon … and Jed Lowrie is back in the lineup at shortstop. Marco Scutaro will play second base. In Portland, the skies are threatening (but any rain […]

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    Thursday Jun 09, 2011 | 7:07 am

    Wakefield or Miller? Huntzinger & Ranaudo; Pedroia’s knee

    Tim Wakefield started, and the Red Sox beat the Yankees to take over first place in the American League East. But Wakefield’s line deserves some scrutiny: 5 1/3, 5 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K. His ERA sits at 4.84. Wakefield gave up no runs through 3 IP, and one run through 4. But it turned quickly. Since Wakefield rejoined the rotation on May 22, he allowed 3 earned runs […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 08, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    Exposito called up to Boston; Sox draft a Gedman

    The Portland Sea Dogs staff put up a Tommy Hottovy jersey in Hadlock Field, joining the other former Sea Dogs now with the Boston red Sox. Now the staff has to get working on another one. Catcher Luis Exposito, who spent part of 2009 and all of last season in Portland, has been summoned to the major leagues. Exposito is officially replacing reliever Bobby Jenks, who is going on the […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 08, 2011 | 6:17 am

    AL East, Rizzo, Weiland, Chiang

    Eight teams in the American League sport a winning record. Four of them are in the East division – New York (33-25), Boston (34-26), Tampa Bay (32-29) and Toronto (31-30). Tonight, Boston goes with Tim Wakefield (3-1, 4.40) goes against A.J. Burnett (6-3, 3.86). While Wakefield is not a long-term answer as the No. 5 starter (Andrew Miller?), he is filling in nicely (2-0, 3.20 in his last 3 starts). […]

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  • Tuesday Jun 07, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    More draft picks; Sox and Dogs lineups

    The Red Sox keep going young in the early rounds of the draft, picking high school players in the second and third round – outfielder Williams Jerez from Brooklyn, N.Y. and the Dominican Republic; and catcher Jordan Weems from Columbus, Ga. Both the Red Sox (in the Bronx) and the Sea Dogs (in Portland) are playing tonight. We will have updates on Twitter (ClearTheBases). Here are the lineups: BOSTON: Ellsbury, Pedroia, […]

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    Tuesday Jun 07, 2011 | 8:52 am

    Day 1 over; the important 2nd round; streaking Dogs home; Tazawa

    Draft day is like National Letter of Intent day when college programs sign up student-athletes. There is not a negative word to be said. Everyone is a future star. The Red Sox had four picks in the Rounds 1 and 1A (10th, 26th, 36th, 40th overall) and chose a right-handed college pitcher (Matt Barnes, UConn), a switching-hitting high school catcher (Blake Swihart from New Mexico), a left-handed high school pitcher […]

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  • Monday Jun 06, 2011 | 2:46 am

    D-Day; hot Sox; hot Dogs; Britton’s potential

    Both the streaking Red Sox and Sea Dogs are off today, but tonight will be a huge day for the organization, when the major league draft begins. In case you missed it, Sunday’s column featured Theo Epstein’s thoughts, and a handful of players we think the Red Sox might draft. The Red Sox, fresh from a sweep of the A’s, get back to business in a big way Tuesday, starting […]

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    Friday Jun 03, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Hottovy called up to Boston

    Score one for perseverance. Tommy Hottovy, 29, the left-handed pitcher who spent parts of six seasons with the Portland Sea Dogs, is finally go to the majors. Hottovy, a starter when the Sox drafted him in the fourth round of 2004, has become an effective side-armed reliever. He is replacing another side-armer, Rich Hill, who injured his arm on Wednesday. To make room for Hottovy on the 40-man roster, the […]

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