The Boston Red Sox dominated the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park, winning 7-3 and 10-1 in yesterdays double-header. The games marked seven wins a row for the Sox, moving them just 1 1/2 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays in the early stages of the AL East race.
The pitching staff for Boston was stellar, allowing just 11 hits in 18 innings. Tim Wakefield pitched through seven innings in the first game, letting up 1 run with 4 strikeouts. Mike Lowell led the charge for the Red Sox power offense with 3 hits including a home run off Baker in the third.
Jeff Bailey started out the second game of the day with a three-run shot to left in the second inning to give the sox the early lead. From there Brad Penny held his own on the mound, allowing two earned runs over six innings. Manager Terry Francona turned 50 years old yesterday and was able to celebrate it with his team on a role. It was a long, good day of baseball,” said Francona.
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Justin Masterson pitched 5 innings for the Sox, giving up only 1 run on 4 hits as Boston went on to dominate the Baltimore Orioles 12-1 yesterday at Fenway Park. Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia led the charge for the offense with 3 and 4 hits, combining for 4 RBI’s. David Ortiz also contributed with two hits including a triple in the bottom of the 6th to drive home 2 runs.
“We swung the bats really well the whole series,” said Pedroia.”It was huge for us. Some guys struggled the first couple of games, but through the course of the year, you find that rhythm. You just have to have good at-bats and continue to see the ball. That’s the big thing.”
Hopefully the Sox continue their steak as they head to Minnesota to face the Twins tonight for one of two games before hosting the New York Yankees this weekend. Boston Red Sox Tickets are now available with us at Aceticket.com.
Red Sox longtime knuckle-baller Tim Wakefield came within five outs of pitching a no-hitter as the Sox dominated the A’s on the offensive end
8-2 yesterday in Oakland. Kurt Suzuki ended Wakefield?s streak in the eighth with a single to left.
“I’m not disappointed,” said Wakefield. “It’s something that’s great to try to get, but the biggest thing today was to try to preserve the bullpen going into the off-day tomorrow, and hopefully we can get a streak going.”
Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew both homered for Boston, combining for five RBI’s. Lowell’s home run marked the only two runs let up by A’s starting pitcher Brett Anderson. Despite the lopsided outcome in the end, Anderson pitched through 7 solid innings allowing just five hits with five strikeouts.
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At 2-6 early in the season, the Red Sox seem a little bit lost. Last night’s 12 inning 6-5 loss did little to ease the worries of Red Sox Nation. Daisuke Matsuzaka took the mound for what would be his quickest start of his career, going one inning and giving up five runs. It was Daisuke’s second sub par start of the year leaving many to wonder if the WBC is to blame. The Red Sox suspect early season arm fatigue for Daisuke.
There were some bright spots for the Red Sox last night, including in the middle of the batting order. Boston got RBI’s from Youkilis, Drew, Bay and Lowell. The Red Sox bullpen also held the A’s scoreless from the 2nd inning up to the 12th inning with Masterson pitching four great innings after Matsuzaka left the game.
Boston will try to salvage a win out of this Oakland series today when they send Tim Wakefield to the mound. After tonight the Red Sox will travel back to the friendly confines of Fenway Park when they host the Baltimore Orioles on Friday April 17th.
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You don’t often see the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at the bottom of the AL East standings, but one week into the 2009 season, that’s exactly where they are. At 2-5 and 3-4 resepectively the Red Sox and Yankees have struggled out of the gate but no one is throwing in the towell just yet. It is afterall just the first week of the season. By the time the two teams meet later this month they could be battling for 1st place. Let’s hope.
The Red Sox continue to struggle at the plate. The A’s defeated Boston last night 8-2 in Oakland. Starting Pitcher, Jon Lester also struggled for the Red Sox and dropped to 0-2 on the season. Kevin Youkilis did get Boston off to a nice start with a solo homer in the first but the Sox never gained any momentum.
The Yankees had an even uglier night in Tampa. The Rays raised their 2008 AL Championship banner to the rafters and celebrated with their bats, knocking the Yankees around for a 15-5 final. Chien-Ming Wang surrended 8 runs in one inning of work for New York, dropping to 0-2 on the year. The Yankees will finish up their series in Tampa before returning to New York for Thursday’s home opener and the regular season debut for the new Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees tickets are available for all 2009 games.
The Red Sox will return home on Friday, April 17 to host the Baltimore Orioles. Red Sox tickets are available for this and all games.
Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his season debut today at 1:35 pm to help the Red Sox clinch their first series of the regular season against the Tampa Bay Rays. After a 5-3 opening day win at Fenway, Boston was silenced last night losing 2-7 to a hungry Rays team.
Jon Lester did not show his best as he let up five runs in five innings, including a Carlos Pena two-run homer to center in the fifth. Scott Kazmir pitched 6 innings for the Rays and let up only one run. Boston produced eight total hits, but could never get a streak going in one specific inning.
Kevin Youkilis was the only Red Sox player to come up with multiple hits. “I think we continued throughout the whole game to try to put together good at-bats,” said Varitek. “I think we did that. They were a little better than us today.”
The last time the Red Sox saw Rays pitcher Matt Garza was game 7 of the 2008 ALCS. They get to see him now in the in rubber match of the first series of the 2009 season. “We’ve seen him for two years,” said Boston manager Terry Francona. “We’re excited to watch him pitch. It’ll be nice to watch him show up tomorrow and attack the zone, and hopefully, he’ll be out there until about the seventh.”
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The 2009 Major League Baseball Season is underway! Nearly every team has been in action, and a number of rookies have already made big impacts for their clubs.
Sunday April 5th
Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 1 – Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur, and rookie Jordan Schafer all homered to give the Braves the win over the World Series Champs.
Monday April 6th
Tampa Bay/Boston and Kansas City/Chicago were both postponed due to inclement weather.
NY Mets 2, Cincinnati 1 – K-Rod headlined the new and improved Metsbullpen. Sean Green, JJ Putz, and Rodriguez held the Reds scoreless in the last 3 innings.
Texas 9, Cleveland 1 – A slimmed-down Kevin Millwood went 7 strong for the Rangers, giving up only one run on five hits and a walk.
Arizona 9, Colorado 8 -Tony Clark and Felipe Lopez both hit homers from each side of the plate in part of the D’Backs’ offensive assault.
Baltimore 10, NY Yankees 5 – New Yankee CC Sabathia was shelled and held without a strikeout in his NY Debut.
Florida 12, Washington 6 – Rookie Emilio Bonifacio made a splash in his debut with an inside-the-park home run.
Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 4 – Jack Wilson hit a three-run double in the 9th to give the Bucs the late win.
LA Dodgers 4, San Diego 1 – Hiroki Kuroda pitched a gem to give the Dodgers the win over Jake Peavy.
Chicago Cubs 4, Houston 2 – Zambrano had six strong innings, and new closer Kevin Gregg hung on through a rocky 9th to notch his first save for the club.
Toronto 12, Detroit 5 – Adam Lind had a monster game; a homer and 6 RBI’s made him a fan (and Fantasy) favorite in Toronto.
Seattle 6, Minnesota 1 – Ken Griffey Jr homered in his first game back with the Mariners.
LA Angels 3, Oakland 0 – The Angels’ bullpen (Arredondo, Shields, and newcomer Brian Fuentes) held the A’s hitless after Joe Saunders left in the 7th.
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Given the strong possibility of heavy thunderstorms in Boston this afternoon, today’s Home Opener between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will be postponed until Tuesday, April 7 at 4:05 pm. The same tickets will be honored for Tuesday’s game, and no new tickets will be re-issued.
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The Boston Red Sox announced that concession prices will be staying the same this year. In addition, “Family Food Hour” at the Park will be introduced in April. Selected concessions will be available for half price for the first hour the park gates are open. The discounts will be offered on Fenway Franks, Pizza slices, Pretzels, Popcorn, Cotton candy, Fruit cups, Veggie cups, Bags of burgers (sliders), Hoodsie ice cream Cups.
Read the full announcement of discounts and new fan amenities.
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Aaron Reza hit a clutch two-run double with one out in the 9th to give the Boston Red Sox the 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Sarasota Florida last Wednesday. Clay Buchholz had a stellar performance on the mound, throwing six innings allowing one unearned run on three hits. Buchholz is ready to go this season as he has averaged a 0.46 ERA this spring.
Despite his fantastic showing Buccholz got the no decision and Hideki Okajima picked up the win after holding the Reds scoreless in the eighth. Cincinnati’s starting pitcher Johnny Cueto gave up just two hits and struck out five in his six innings thrown.
The Red Sox will face the St. Louis Cardinals next tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. Josh Beckett is scheduled to make the start for Boston.
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