A day after New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira ripped into Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla for his past history of intentionally throwing at hitters more than anyone else in baseball, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine defended his pitcher
The third baseman missed his fourth-straight game on Friday night with a hamstring injury, but has since taken ground balls and hit in the cage.
Carl Crawford's rehab has suffered another setback as he will be pulled from a rehab assignment with a groin strain.
Mark Texeira, who has had his share of run-ins with Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla, gets revenge with a go ahead triple off his nemesis in a 10-8 Yankees victory.
The Red Sox came home from a 2-5 West Coast trip hoping for a strong start from Josh Beckett in their series opener against the Yankees. The didn't get it in a 10-8 loss.