The Red Sox got big home runs from David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jason Varitek last night as they beat the New York Yankees 9-5 at Fenway Park. The Red Sox made a minor move last night, picking up Conor Jackson from the A’s to add to their bench.
Behind three home runs, Sox take down Yanks, 9-5 – Sean McAdam leads off the CSNNE game story.
Opposite field attracts – John Tomase notes that Ellsbury home run last night shows that he is still improving his game.
Pap and Papi’s sweet swan song? – As we watched the pair help bury the Yankees last night, Gordon Edes wonders if we’re in the last days in Boston for the two stars. Steve Buckley has Ortiz defending Jarrod Saltalamacchia last night.
Ex-Sox slugger Vaughn has some advice for Papi – Brian MacPherson has the former Sox first baseman talking about the advantages of Fenway Park for a lefthanded hitter.
Fenway Park welcomes back two of its own – Steve Palladino has Vaughn and John Valentin returning to Fenway and marveling at the changes in the park and organization.
How Conor Jackson (and others) might factor into Red Sox postseason run – Rob Bradford examines some of the bit pieces around the Red Sox roster.
Center of attention: Ellsbury, Granderson better than expected – Christopher Smith looks at the superstar seasons of the opposing centerfielders.
Theo Epstein rebuffs rumors – Scott Lauber’s notebook has the Red Sox GM saying he’s quite happy here. The Red Sox Journal has outfield prospect Ryan Kalish undergoing season-ending surgery. The CSNNE notes from Maureen Mullen have J.D. Drew getting injured on a rehab assignment. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has more on the pickup of Jackson.
Bad game? Try to block it out – Shalise Manza Young notes that if last year is an example, we just might see the starters some in tonight’s preseason finale. Ian R. Rapoport, though, thinks that last year may have been an aberration.
Final auditions – Our good buddy Mark Farinella also looks at some of the remaining roster battles.
Matt Light preps with reps – Rapoport says that the veteran tackle might be one starter who sees time tonight. The Globe notebook from Shalise Manza Young has the game going on as planned tonight, despite this week’s power issues.
Bruins don’t expect Savard to play again – Fluto Shinzawa says that the Bruins center may have played his last game.
Holy Cross hoping to shine vs. UMass under national TV lights – Bill Doyle’s media column has the UMass/Holy Cross game tonight getting national coverage.