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Photos: American League Division Series Game 1 10.04.13 at 5:50 pm ET
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WEEI has been at Fenway Park all day, and we’ve been taking photos along the way. Click here to see our full gallery.

Red Sox vs. Rays ALDS Game 1 Live Blog 10.04.13 at 1:21 pm ET
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It’s on!

Time for the curtain to rise on the postseason, with the Red Sox and Rays set to open their best-of-five American League Division Series on Friday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. At work? Not a problem. Follow the action on the WEEI.com live blog, featuring the latest news, analysis and insight from Fenway Park with WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford and Alex Speier as well as a host of the best analysts around.

 

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Red Sox playoff tuneup live blog 10.02.13 at 12:39 pm ET
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Won’t be able to make it to Fenway Park for the Red Sox intrasquad scrimmage, which will feature Clay Buchholz and Jake Peavy on the mound (among others) against their Red Sox teammates? Have no fear! You can have the next best thing with regular updates in the WEEI.com live blog of the ALDS tuneup on Wednesday. The game is scheduled to start at roughly 3 p.m.

 

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Send your questions for Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett 09.23.13 at 1:23 pm ET
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Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett will join this season’s final episode of WEEI’s Down on the Farm this week, fielding questions from the show’s listeners about prospects and broader issues in the Red Sox minor league system. Submit your question either by email to Alex Speier or contact him via twitter with your question. Send your question for Crockett before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The show will air on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on WEEI and WEEI.com.

For an archive of past show episodes, visit weei.com/podcast and check out the Minor Details podcast.

Red Sox lineup: Jacoby Ellsbury back 09.04.13 at 3:42 pm ET
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Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Red Sox‘ lineup Wednesday after missing Tuesday night’s game with hand and thumb discomfort. Ellsbury is in his familiar spot of center field and batting leadoff.

After an impressive 2-1 win over Max Scherzer and the Tigers Tuesday, the Sox will send Ryan Dempster to the mound against Rick Porcello as they look to take two of three games in the series between the two best teams in the American League.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Shane Victorino, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Daniel Nava, LF
6. Mike Napoli, 1B
7. Stephen Drew, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
SP — Ryan Dempster

For more Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.

Jerry Remy will remain out for remainder of Red Sox season 08.29.13 at 11:10 pm ET
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Jerry Remy announced Thursday evening that he will remain off of the Red Sox‘ telecasts throughout the rest of the 2013 season to be with his family. Remy has not called a game for the Sox since his son, Jared Remy, was arrested on Aug. 16 and charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.

“I am full of grief for the Martel family,” Jerry Remy said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy. It’s clear this isn’t the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games. It’s my hope that I can do so in the spring. I thank NESN and the Red Sox for their support through this nightmare.”

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.

Red Sox lineup: After injury scare, Jacoby Ellsbury starting; Mike Carp scratched late 08.29.13 at 2:59 pm ET
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One day after he hammered a foul ball off his right foot, Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Red Sox lineup in his customary leadoff spot. Though he exited Wednesday’s game prior to the eighth inning — shortly after his foul ball found a small opening in his shin guard — X-rays were negative, and the 29-year-old said following the contest that he expected to play on Thursday. It appears he will do just that as the Red Sox look to sweep their three-game series against the Orioles.

UPDATE: While Mike Carp had been in the original starting lineup, one day after he drove in the game-winning run with a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the eighth, he was scratched after taking batting practice from his scheduled start at first base. Daniel Nava, originally slated to start in left, instead will be the Sox’ first baseman against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, while Jonny Gomes will be the Sox’ left fielder.

RED SOX LINEUP

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

Shane Victorino, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

David Ortiz, DH

Daniel Nava, 1B

Jonny Gomes, LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

Stephen Drew, SS

Will Middlebrooks, 3B

Jon Lester, SP

Jerry Remy to miss upcoming Baltimore series 08.24.13 at 3:08 am ET
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NESN announced Friday that Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy would be missing the team’s upcoming three-game series against the Orioles at Fenway Park. Dennis Eckersley will continue to fill-in for Remy, broadcasting the games alongside Don Orsillo.

Eckersley has been sitting in for Remy since Aug. 16, the day when Remy’s son, Jared, was charged with murdering his girlfriend.

The first two games of the series against Baltimore — Aug. 27-28 — coincides with the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

Xander Bogaerts sits again in Dodgers series-opener 08.23.13 at 6:08 pm ET
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Johnny Gomes will take a seat in the Red Sox‘ series-opener against the Dodgers as Daniel Nava is hitting sixth and playing left field for the Sox. Stephen Drew is at shortstop and hitting seventh as Xander Bogaerts will be on the bench for the third time in four games since being recalled from Triple-A Providence.

On the mound for the Sox is John Lackey, who tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in his last start, earning his eighth win of the season in a 6-1 win ver the Yankees.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Shane Victorino, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, 1B
5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
6. Daniel Nava, LF
7. Stephen Drew, SS
8. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
9. John Lackey, SP

For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.

Poll: Was Ryan Dempster right to have hit Alex Rodriguez? 08.19.13 at 8:37 am ET
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Most of the talk from Sunday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game centered on Ryan Dempster throwing multiple pitches at Alex Rodriguez in the second inning, eventually hitting him in the side. Although the Sox deny it was intentional, the widespread belief is that Dempster was sending a message to A-Rod, who has become arguably the most-despised player in the game after his latest controversies involving PEDs and him reportedly selling out fellow players in an attempt to defend himself.

Dempster squandered a 2-0 lead in the inning and the Sox went on to lose the game, 9-6, leading many to question whether it was worth it. Where do you stand?

What's your opinion on Ryan Dempster plunking Alex Rodriguez?

  • I fully support it because A-Rod deserves it (30%, 459 Votes)
  • He should not have thrown at him in any case (27%, 415 Votes)
  • The intent was OK, but it was the wrong time for it (20%, 311 Votes)
  • I like the idea, but he should have stopped trying after the first pitch that went behind A-Rod (19%, 294 Votes)
  • I don't care, but why do these teams always do something that makes the game last more than four hours? (3%, 48 Votes)

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