Larry Lucchino tells Dan Shaughnessy that the Red Sox '[threw] a number out to get [contract] negotiations started' with Jon Lester, but that low-ball offer seems to have frozen the talks.
Three Thursday takeaways: Koji's better at night. Drew's much better in the field than at the plate. Vazquez better listen to Ross.
A year ago, Mike Carp seemed to get the big hit in the right spot. This season, it hasn't been the same. Given a chance Thursday, Carp makes good on his opportunity.
6dPinch hitter Jonathan Hererra's bloop single in the ninth drives in another pinch hitter, Jonny Gomes, to give the Sox a 3-2 victory over the O's in the first of two at Fenway.
6dShane Victorino's back and hamstring are improving, and he could see action in a rehab outing early next week.
6dJon Lester gets the call for the Red Sox in Game 1 of their doubleheader with the Orioles, and there is likely no better option for the team as it tries to halt a three-game losing streak.
6dThe Red Sox will add left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne to their roster as the 26th player for Game 2 of their doubleheader with the Orioles on Saturday.
6dDavid Ortiz won't be in the starting lineup for Game 1, but he's expected to be back in time for Game 2.
6dThe Cubs reportedly agree to send both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A's in exchange for top shortstop prospect Addison Russell.
6dDespite season-long struggles, Jonny Gomes says the Red Sox are still focused on winning the A.L. East.
|7/11||@ Hou||5:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT|
|7/12||@ Hou||1:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT|
|7/13||@ Hou||11:10 PT12:10 MT1:10 CT2:10 ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 MST1:10 EST1:40 VEN22:10 UAE1:10 CT|
|7/18||vs. KC||4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT|
|7/19||vs. KC||4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT|
|7/10||vs. CWS||W 4-3|
|7/9||vs. CWS||W 5-4|
|7/8||vs. CWS||L 3-8|
|7/7||vs. CWS||L 0-4|
|7/6||vs. Bal||L 6-7|
|7/5||vs. Bal||L 4-7|
|7/5||vs. Bal||W 3-2|
|7/2||vs. ChC||L 9-16|
|7/1||vs. ChC||L 1-2|
|6/30||vs. ChC||L 0-2|
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