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Boston Red Sox

Stadium: Fenway Park | Manager: John Farrell
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Red Sox.2435801134.00
AL East5th3rd4th4th
American League 11th12th11th9th

Last Game

Tue, September 16
PNC Park
TV: Root Sports
Boston Red Sox
at
Pittsburgh Pirates
BOS0Final4PIT

Pitching

W: C. Morton (6-12)
L:
A. Ranaudo (3-3)

Home Runs

BOS - None  
PIT
- R. Martin (10),S. Marte (12)

Schedule

Fri Sep 5
W 9 - 8TOR
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Sat Sep 6
W 4 - 3TOR
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Sun Sep 7
L 3 - 1TOR
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Mon Sep 8
L 4 - 0BAL
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Tue Sep 9
L 4 - 1BAL
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Wed Sep 10
L 10 - 6BAL
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Thu Sep 11
W 6 - 3at KC
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Fri Sep 12
W 4 - 2at KC
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Sat Sep 13
L 7 - 1at KC
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Sun Sep 14
W 8 - 4at KC
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7:05 pm EDT
Today
L 4 - 0at PIT
Recap
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Sep 17
at PIT
7:05 pm EDT
Thu Sep 18
at PIT
7:05 pm EDT
Fri Sep 19
at BAL
7:05 pm EDT
Sat Sep 20
at BAL
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Sep 21
at BAL
7:10 pm EDT
Tue Sep 23
TB
7:10 pm EDT
Wed Sep 24
TB
7:10 pm EDT
Thu Sep 25
TB
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Sep 26
NYY

Standings

AL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Baltimore79-5291-60
Toronto64-6677-73
New York63-6776-74
Tampa Bay64-6874-78
Boston57-7666-85
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Anthony Ranaudo allows three runs in loss vs. Pirates
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo took a loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 4-0 defeat against the Pirates.

Ranaudo (3-3) surrendered a two-run blast in the second inning and a solo shot in the sixth inning, giving him 10 home runs allowed in his six starts with the team. Until he can keep the ball in the park on a regular, he'll continue to have trouble delivering quality performances. Ranaudo owns a 5.29 ERA and 13:15 K:BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays next Tuesday.

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Rusney Castillo to make first MLB start Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will make the first major-league start of his career Wednesday in center field, the Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox will get a good look at the prized international signee over the remainder of the season in anticipation of Castillo potentially manning center field full time in 2015. He inked a seven-year contract with Boston in August.

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Xander Bogaerts credits rest for turnaround
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who homered again Sunday at Kansas City to give him four home runs along with a .359 (23 for 64) batting average in 16 games since returning from an eight-day absence for a concussion in late August, thinks that break may have contributed to this surge, according to the Boston Herald.

"When I went down for a few days helped me out a lot," he said. "So, I feel good."

Bogaerts suggested he also benefited from the All-Star break, and the numbers back it up. In the 11 games immediately after the break, he hit .317 (13 for 41) with two home runs compared to .103 (11 for 107) with one home run in the 29 games immediately before it.

Manager John Farrell chooses to focus on the mechanical difference he sees from Bogaerts when the rookie is, in his own mind, well rested.

"Since coming back from the concussion he's been more balanced, and what it's allowed him to do is see the ball a little more clearly," said Farrell. "He's not lunging as violently to his front side and he's staying behind some swings. He's been able to carry it now for quite a while."

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David Ortiz leaves for family issue
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had to leave Sunday's game at Kansas City because of a family emergency, according to the Boston Herald. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before being replaced by Christian Vazquez.

"He's fine. He got called away from this game," manager John Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon."

Farrell added that Ortiz should rejoin the team for its three-game series at Pittsburgh.

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Joe Kelly overcomes early struggles
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

Joe Kelly put the Red Sox in an early hole against the Royals, giving up four runs -- including a three-run home run by Eric Hosmer -- in the second inning of Sunday's contest. However, he rebounded with four scoreless frames, and he was credited with the win in the Red Sox's 8-4 victory.

Over six innings, Kelly allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out three batters. The win raised Kelly's record to 4-4, though his ERA rose to 4.28. His next scheduled start is next Sunday at the Orioles.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGBrock Holt , 3B.281
HRDavid Ortiz , DH32
RBIDavid Ortiz , DH99
OBPMike Napoli , 1B.367
SLGDavid Ortiz , DH.508
RYoenis Cespedes , LF84
SBBrock Holt , 3B12
WClay Buchholz , SP8
ERAClay Buchholz , SP5.19
WHIPClay Buchholz , SP1.40
KClay Buchholz , SP119
SVKoji Uehara , RP26
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