BOSTON -- John McDonald’s New England roots run deep. He grew up in East Lyme, Conn., went to Providence College, and lives in Scituate, Mass.
BOSTON – Jake Peavy returned to the mound for the eighth inning. But after giving up a lead-off single to Wil Nieves, manager John Farrell came out to get him.
SEATTLE -- The way things have gone for the last few days -- and really, much of the season -- the last thing the Red Sox probably expected was for their bullpen to bail them out.
BOSTON – Ryan Dempster left in the sixth inning Sunday in the finale of the Red Sox four-game series against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. It was a chance for him to improve his record to 6-8.