The Red Sox announced Sunday that John Farrell would return as manager next season.
Starting a game first felt like a novelty to career reliever Craig Breslow but now it feels more like the real thing.
4yClay Buchholz was forced from the game with back stiffness, but the Red Sox still found a way to beat the Rays.
4yAlso, Jonathan Papelbon will soon get a ruling on his suspension appeal; Jacoby Ellsbury gets most of the night off.
4yThe game, originally scheduled for the afternoon, will now be played at night to accommodate the Bruins parade.
4yThere are stats, and then there are stats that Bill Chuck digs up. We've got to hand it to him this time, he makes a good argument that, statistically speaking, this is Beckett's best performance.
4yAfter Josh Beckett's dismal 2010 season, many were dreading what the next four years would bring. But so far, Beckett has returned to his glory days, and is pitching like one of the best in the league.
4yThere was just something about playing in Tampa Bay lately that didn't sit right with Youkilis. But he came through big in Wednesday night's win.
4yJosh Beckett is almost perfect in the Red Sox' 3-0 win over the Rays.