By many metrics, baseball is thriving. But not on national TV, where the World Series can't outdraw a regular-season football game.
Three Red Sox players were named finalists Thursday for 2014 Gold Gloves: second baseman Dustin Pedroia, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
2yMauro Gomez, filling in at third, made a couple of fielding errors, but made up for it with his bat Saturday night.
2yIn his second game with the Red Sox, Pedro Ciriaco went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, and a game-high four RBI.
2yPedro Ciriaco, who was called up before Fridays game and made his Red Sox debut in the first game of Saturdays doubleheader, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI, a double, and a stolen base.
2yAndruw Jones hit two home runs and made a big play for the Yankees in their 6-1 win against the Red Sox Saturday.
2yThe Sox were punchless offensively, being held to two runs or fewer for the seventh time in the last nine games and starter Franklin Morales was pounded for four homers and six runs in just 3 13 innings. There was a silver lining. His name was Justin Germano.
2yIf it wasn't for injuries to CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte, Freddy Garcia knows exactly where he would be in the bullpen, but he dominated the Sox in a start on Saturday.
2yFor three starts, Franklin Morales looked like a world-beater. That came to an abrupt stop at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon, when Morales ran smack into the New York Yankees.