Suddenly, one of the most sought-after free agents will be ex-Rays manaager Joe Maddon, but cross the Red Sox off the list.
Curt Schilling wants no sympathy as he talks about bankruptcy and cancer in a fascinating interview with ESPN Boston's Jackie MacMullen.
3yJonathan Papelbon, penalized for a June 4 altercation with home-plate umpire Tony Randazzo, will sit out Friday and Saturday.
3yThe Red Sox find a way to get past the Rays and David Price to finish their nine-game road trip with a record of 8-1.
3yClay Buchholz was forced from the game with back stiffness, but the Red Sox still found a way to beat the Rays.
3yAlso, Jonathan Papelbon will soon get a ruling on his suspension appeal; Jacoby Ellsbury gets most of the night off.
3yThe game, originally scheduled for the afternoon, will now be played at night to accommodate the Bruins parade.
3yThere 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.
3yAfter 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.