The Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giants for the second straight day, but also lost a key member of the team to an injury for the third straight game. Catcher Victor Martinez took a foul tip off his thumb, leading to a fracture of the digit. Jon Lester pitched a complete-game five-hitter as Boston defeated ace Tim Lincecum and the rest of the Giants 5-1 at AT&T Park.
Scott Lauber has the Herald recap of this one. Amalie Benjamin says that there was pain inflicted on both dugouts in this one. Daniel Barbarisi has Lester getting the best of the two-time Cy Young award winner.
Dan Shaughnessy has the Red Sox showing heart amidst all the injuries. Gordon Edes has the Red Sox just continuing to soldier on. Michael Silverman has the Sox leaving their health in San Francisco. Rob Bradford looks at five keys to how the Red Sox can survive this rash of injuries. Barbarisi says that a Hall-Patterson platoon might be the Red Sox only choice at 2B.
Benjamin’s notebook says that Martinez may not have to go on the DL. Lauber’s notebook has more on the Red Sox success against the major’s best. Barbarisi’s Red Sox Journal says that Clay Buchholz may not miss a start after having to come out of Saturday’s game with a hyperextended knee. McAdam’s notebook has Lester saving the bullpen with his complete-game effort.
Joe McDonald wonders if Bruins draftee Tyler Seguin will have a similar rookie season to that of the Islanders’ John Tavares. Joe Haggerty says that the development path for Seguin is a simple one. Steve Conroy says that the draft is just the start of what will be a busy offseason for the Bruins.
Jeff Howe looks at which Patriots receiver will step up to be the team’s third option this season.
John Shimer examines the United States’ performance at the World Cup.