The Red Sox's last 1-0 walk-off win: July 18, 1980 -- Dave Stapleton homered in the 10th inning to beat the Twins. Both starters (Mike Torrez and Roger Erickson) went the distance.
Mike Lowell may wear a protective insert in his glove all season.
It holds the joint from going where they don't want it to go. It doesn't really bother me, so I think I should wear it. If I don't wear it one day and then I test it and I hurt it again, I'm going to feel like I'm an idiot.To make room for Lowell, Bryan Corey was again designated for assignment. ... The Red Sox have used 33 players and 17 pitchers this season, tied for most in the majors in both categories.
Rob Bradford: "How does he do it? How can Jonathan Papelbon make his pitches miss so many bats, so many times?" ... JD Drew has gone 4-for-31 (.129) since April 17, dropping his average from .362 to .269. Drew has only one extra-base hit in his last 51 AB.
Alex Cora, who could return from the DL this weekend, on Dustin Pedroia:
I just love him. I love to listen to him to see what he has to say today. It's like he's the little brother I never had, because I'm the youngest. I finally got somebody I can beat up a little bit, someone I can tell to shut the freak up when I have to. I love that.Pedroia and his wife Kelli (who was diagnosed with stage two melanoma at age 18) are McCain supporters.
Jere wonders about the term "grand slam".