The Red Sox bullpen has been taxed for innings early in the season, which may force manager John Farrell to implement a long reliever.
Mookie Betts shines at the plate, with two home runs, and in the field as he helps the Red Sox break their losing streak.
The search for the proverbial ace of the Red Sox rotation continues, but Rick Porcello is locking down the role of stopper.
3yThe Sox' infielder, who's been on the DL since mid-June, has to play a nine-inning game on rehab before he can be activated.
3yDon't look now, but the preseason worries about David Ortiz -- which disappeared after his hot start -- have come true in the last month.
3yWith Buchholz sidelined, Bedard recuperating, and Wakefield, Lackey and Miller unreliable, the Sox need Alfredo Aceves and the rest of the bullpen corps to continue pitching well.
3yMiddle relievers like Franklin Morales don't get much love, but they sure are valuable. That was never more apparent than after tonight's performance.
3yJacoby Ellsbury has shown signs of greatness, but this season he's showing it on a consistent basis. Add his walk-off single to the long list of accomplishments this season. Plus notes on Salty, Pedroia, Lowrie, & more.
3yIt was looking like another Red Sox all-nighter, but Jacoby Ellsbury had other ideas. His walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth scores Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and the Sox win, 3-2.
3yIt was looking like another Red Sox all-nighter, but Jacoby Ellsbury had other ideas. His walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth scores Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and the Sox win, 3-2.