Jonathan Papelbon

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Yankees, Angels Wrap Up Series Sweeps

With Dodgers in NLCS, only Philly-Colorado remains up in the air

(Newser) - The Yankees wrapped up a sweep of the Twins tonight in Minneapolis, getting homers from Jorge Posada and suddenly clutch Alex Rodriguez in a 6-1 win. They advance to face the Angels, who mounted an unlikely ninth-inning comeback this afternoon, scoring off Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon three times and... More »

For One All-Star, Playboy Trumps Obama

Papelbon says parties beat prez at game

(Newser) - Red Sox hurler Jonathan Papelbon says having the president around at the All-Star Game was “fun”—but not as fun as Playboy's hospitality, Subway Squawkers reports. “I enjoyed the parties more than the president, to be honest with you,” the skin mag's shindig being his favorite,... More »

Twins Jump Over Red Sox, Beat Papelbon

Lamb has key hit in ninth-inning rally for Minnesota

(Newser) - Struggling Mike Lamb lifted the Minnesota Twins past the Boston Red Sox 7-6 last night with a two-run single in the ninth against Jonathan Papelbon, who blew his second consecutive save opportunity. Delmon Young led off the ninth with a single, and advanced on a sacrifice by Matt Tolbert. Adam... More »

Polanco's RBI Lifts Tigs Over BoSox 10-9

(Newser) - Placido Polanco hit a broken-bat, tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 10-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Boston had everything set up for its sixth straight win, rallying from a four-run deficit with its... More »

One Series Sweep for Another

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis had four RBIs and Jon Lester pitched six innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay yesterday, spoiling the return of Rays ace Scott Kazmir. After being swept for the first time in franchise history by Tampa Bay last weekend, the Red... More »

Pedroia, Red Sox Cool Off Red-Hot Rays

(Newser) - Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs, including a two-run single in a five-run fourth inning, and the Boston Red Sox earned a 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night. Brandon Moss hit a solo homer, and Pedroia had a double and two singles for the Red Sox. Edwin... More »

Lester Outduels Halladay

BoSox rally with two outs in the ninth against Toronto's ace

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David... More »

Ortiz, Ramirez Push Red Sox to Comeback Win

Eighth-inning rally downs Rangers, bails out starter Lester

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer after slumping slugging partner David Ortiz tied it with an RBI single in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers last night. Dustin Pedroia doubled off the Green Monster against Joaquin Benoit (1-1) with one... More »

Drew Leads Red Sox Over Tigers

Tigers Lose Eight of Nine

(Newser) - J.D. Drew went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 12-6 victory over Detroit tonight to send the Tigers to their eighth loss in nine games. Sean Casey drove in three runs on a pair of hits for the Sox, while... More »

Closer's Canine Eats Historic Baseball

Papelbon admits ball from World Series' final out is in pieces

(Newser) - The mystery location of the ball that served the final out of the 2007 World Series has been solved—it's all over Jonathan Papelbon's house, ESPN reports. "My dog ate it," said the Red Sox closer of the ball used to strike out Colorado's Seth Smith. "He... More »

Boston Fetes Triumphant Sox

Victory parade kicks off potentially tumultuous offseason

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of raucous Bostonians cheered at the victory parade today for their beloved World Series champion Red Sox. Bekilted by the Dropkick Murphys, an Irish-influenced punk band, excitable closer Jonathan Papelbon delighted and bemused the crowd with his inimitable jigging. Many signs in particular congratulated Series MVP Mike... More »

Papi Puts Away the D-Rays With Just 2 Swings

Walk-off homer boosts Sox to 5-4 win

(Newser) - Jonathan Papelbon got the win, but it was David Ortiz who had all the RBIs in Boston's 5-4 defeat of the Devil Rays last night at Fenway, AP reports . Ortiz went deep in the third inning to narrow Tampa Bay's 4-0 lead to 4-3, and came through again in the... More »

BoSox Snap 9-Loss Seattle Streak, 4-3

Matsuzaka whiffs 10, gets first win against Ichiro; Gagne, Papelbon shaky

(Newser) - After nine straight losses in the Mariners' Safeco Field, the league-leading Red Sox finally broke through with a narrow 4-3 decision; vaunted rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka spent most of the night pitching out of trouble but yielded only two solo shots in seven frames. It was his first win against Seattle... More »

Sox Stun Yankees, Grab Gagne

Ace reliever overcomes Boston phobia for $2.1M signing bonus

(Newser) - The Yankees had hoped to nab ace reliever Eric Gagne from the Texas Rangers; instead, he signed with their AL-East rivals yesterday, breaking a no-trade clause with the division-dominating Red Sox. The Sox, who handed Gagne a $2.1M signing bonus, bought insurance for a bullpen which already includes All-Stars... More »

Papelbon Suffers Rare Blown Save

Oakland first team to break through against star Boston closer

(Newser) - Jonathan Papelbon, Boston's marquee closer, blew his first save of the season against the Athletics, and saw his hitherto sparkling ERA swell. Rookie outfielder Travis Buck hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, and Dan Johnson hit the go-ahead RBI double in the tenth off reliever Brendan... More »

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