Backed by six superb innings from rookie lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, the Red Sox edge the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3, giving them three straight wins.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox should entertain offers from the highest bidders on Clay Buchholz.
Clay Buchholz is on one of his patented rolls. And it couldn't come at a better time for the Red Sox.
3yWith the return of third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the Red Sox lineup on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, Adrian Gonzalez moves back to right field and Kevin Youkilis moves over the first base.
3yThe bean balls continue on Friday night, overflowing in the ninth inning when Luke Scott is hit and the benches clear.
3yJon Lester lasts just four innings, falling flat as the Red Sox fail to get above .500 for the first time this season.
3yThe Rays chase Lester after four innings, and the Red Sox and Rays empty the benches in the ninth inning as the Sox again fail to get over the .500 mark.
3yDarnell McDonald, Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ross are working their way back from various injuries.
3yDaisuke Matsuzaka gets back on the mound to continue his rehab Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket.
3yWith Kevin Youkilis returning the lineup and Will Middlebrooks showing he can play in the majors, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine indicates he may use Adrian Gonzalez in right at Fenway Park.