BOSTON This was certainly not the lineup manager Bobby Valentine envisioned in spring training. But it was good enough to take a win, 8-6, from the Royals Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
BOSTON Just as Vicente Padillas injury has left the Red Sox with a hole in the middle portion of their bullpen, help appears to be on the way in the form of Andrew Bailey.
Bob Neumeier recaps a wet night at Fenway, where Josh Beckett avoided being traded by the Red Sox, but not the back spasms that led him to leave the rain-shortened 4-1 victory over the Tigers early
If I've said it once, I've said it 5,000 times, the Red Sox weren't going to win a thing until they rid themselves of Matt Albers.
By Sean McAdam
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