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KC Ends Sox Win Streak At 5

Boston Red SoxIn his first start after nearly throwing a no-hitter, Daisuke Matsuzaka walked eight batters and let up three runs on two hits in just 4-2/3 innings, allowing the Kansas City Royals to escape with a 4-3 victory and end the Sox winning streak at 5.

The Sox loss coupled with the Rays win over the White Sox puts the Sox 6.5 games back in the AL East (3rd place) heading into the Memorial Day weekend. There’s still plenty of season to go, but they need to start beating teams like the Royals if they want to maintain any kind of playoff contention.

Daisuke Matsuzaka
Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up two hits and eight walks in 4-2/3 innings Thursday night
Photo: Charles Krupa/AP

Red Sox starter walks eight one start after near no-hitter‎ –
Dice-K’s wildness costly in loss to Royals –
He was zoned out – Boston Globe
Royals flush out Matsuzaka to halt Red Sox run – Reuters Canada
Royals walk past Red Sox 4-3 – Kansas City Star

Sox Sweep Rays

Boston Red SoxThe Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. All of a sudden the Boston Dirt Dogs are showing signs of life in the AL East!

Adrian Beltre homered twice and the suddenly hot David Ortiz also went deep to help the Sox to an 11-3 victory and a three-game sweep of the TB Rays. All of a sudden Boston’s Boys of Summer are showing signs of life in the AL East!

Beltre goes deep twice as Red Sox sweep Rays – USA Today
Beltre drives in six as Sox sweep Rays‎ –
Sox sweep Rays with 11-3 win‎ – Comcast SportsNet New England (blog)
Red Sox sweep away the Rays – Boston Globe – Extra Bases – Red Sox blog
Adrian Beltre Goes Deep Twice, Red Sox Sweep Rays –

Red Sox Maintain Winning Ways

Boston Red Sox David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis both hit home runs to help the Red Sox defeat the Devil Rays 6-1 on Monday.

Youkilis and Ortiz Celebrate After 4th Inning Homerun
Youkilis and Ortiz Celebrate After 4th Inning HR
Photo: Chris O’Meara/AP

Roundup: Red Sox continue their surge‎–
Red-hot Red Sox roll over Rays‎ –
Red Sox-Rays Preview‎ – ESPN
Rays drop series opener to Red Sox – Tampa Tribune
Red Sox Take Care of Rays, 6-1 – Boston Globe

Probable Pitching Match-Ups: Week of 24-May

Boston Red Sox The probable pitching line-ups for this week’s Boston Red Sox games are listed below. Home team is in bold:

Monday, 24-May

  • Boston Red Sox: Clay Bucholz, RHP (5-3, 3.26 ERA)
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Wade Davis, RHP (4-3, 3.35 ERA)

Tuesday, 25-May

  • Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester, LHP (4/2, 3.47 ERA)
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays: James Shields, RHP (5-1, 3.08 ERA)

Wednesday, 26-May

  • Boston Red Sox: TBD
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Matt Garza, RHP (5-2, 2.37 ERA)

Thursday, 27-May

  • Boston Red Sox: TBD
  • Kansas City Royals: Brian Bannister, RHP (3-3, 4.73 ERA)

Friday, 28-May

  • Boston Red Sox: TBD
  • Kansas City Royals: Kyle Davies, RHP (3-3, 4.53 ERA)