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MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH Will Middlebrooks left Wednesday's 12-3 loss to the Indians with back spasms, the latest setback in a season of fits and starts for the young Red Sox third baseman.
This was the John Lackey the Red Sox thought they were bringing to Boston. All it took were four years, Tommy John surgery, better overall conditioning, and just for a touch of spice, a little bit of rain.
In a flurry of moves that reshaped the Red Sox roster, Alfredo Aceves returned to Boston and Jose Iglesias underwent a change of position.
Boston's rotation looked like a strength in April. Now, in May, is some of the shine starting to wear off? Coming into the year, everyone was worried about the rotation.
Jacoby Ellsbury is in the most precarious of positions. Boston's once most promising franchise player is now in a sticky situation.
It didn't take long for the Indians to get back into the swing of things, both literally and figuratively.
To say Ryan Dempster 's command was missing would be something of an understatement.
Back at Fenway Park as a manager for the first time since being let go by the Boston Red Sox in 2011, he was calm and occasionally funny while wearing the cap of the Cleveland Indians.
A Boston Marathon survivor, who tore 90 percent of his left Achilles tendon, threw out a ceremonial pitch before the Red Sox game against the Indians on Thursday night.
I don't want to say the Indians are reeling, but after two not so successful games against the Tigers, they could use a solid series to help get themselves back on track.
April 20, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera pitches during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara is a pretty intense guy. When he comes off the mound after a successful inning, it's high fives all around for the Boston dugout.
Today's edition brings you stories on topics including the great season that David Ortiz is having, an improvement Jarrod Saltamacchia is making, and some possible Red Sox draft picks.
Until then, he will have to prove his value is not rapidly declining. To do so, he will have to show a large uptick in production while maintaining a status on the Red Sox that is more positive than detrimental.
The Boston Red Sox fired Terry Francona following their historic collapse in September of the 2011 season.
David Ortiz delivered a two-run single in the first off Hector Santiago , and the Red Sox backed Buchholz with several neat defensive plays on the way to their sixth win in eight games.