For David Ortiz, staying healthy goes beyond the physical. The 37-year-old Red Sox designated hitter is also keeping an open and forthright line of communication with his manager to help keep him on the field.
Lee allowed three hits, striking out five and walking two for the 12th shutout of his career, while also claiming two hits of his own.
By the time Jacoby Ellsbury came to the plate in the sixth inning Tuesday night, his slump had deepened to 8-for-62, causing Red Sox manager John Farrell to admit to thinking about removing him from the leadoff spot.
The Cleveland Indians will bring their show to the road Thursday in the opener of a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Manager Robin Ventura was correct in saying he didn't expect left-hander Hector Santiago to pitch seven or eight innings Wednesday night on only three days of rest.
Martha's Vineyard Sharks mascot Sharky jogged past the dugout prior to the first pitch in the 2012 home opener.
Shane Victorino might have to go on the disabled list. He doesn't seem to have a serious injury, but he's missed time with a back injury, and now he has a hamstring issue, and it just might be in the best interests of both the Red Sox and Victorino for him to get a couple of weeks to kick back, rest up, and heal before anything else goes awry.
Shane Victorino remains out of the Red Sox lineup on Wednesday because of tightness in his left hamstring.
Chris Sale has been fairly ridiculous this season. He's pitching deep into games, he's not allowing runs, he's striking out nearly a quarter of the batters that face him.
MINNEAPOLIS David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
Game over The Red Sox have dropped two to the White Sox as Jose Quintana no-hit the Red Sox for 6-1/3 innings before the Sox scored their only run in the seventh.
Jeff Keppinger, yes, Jeff Keppinger, supplied all the offense the White Sox would need in support of Jose Quintana .
Jon Lester allowed four run-scoring hits by the Chicago White Sox Monday night. All four came with two outs and two were with two strikes.
Well, the Red Sox are currently half a game behind the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East.
They were only a laughable blimp crash of disappointment but for a year, yet the Boston Red Sox have snuck up on everyone by becoming a dominant force in the AL East again.