Back In Boston
Matsuzaka cautious with elbow before settling in -- Tim Britton, Providence Journal
Four runs aside, two of the first-inning hits were pretty garbage. Daisuke's start really wasn't as bad as it seemed to be while watching it.
Why John Lackey was sitting in the Red Sox bullpen -- Rob Bradford
Because they were hoping he'd stay there?
Iglesias says call up 'came as a shock' -- Sam Dykstra, WEEI
One shining moment ... and Iglesias had no glove -- Gordon Edes, ESPN
It's a good thing that Scutaro and Iglesias get along, 'cause that's just cruel.
It Would Have Been Navarro -- Dan Hoard, Heard It From Hoard
Not sure where the idea that it's Navarro's plate discipline that's just now developing, but yeah, it might have been more interesting to see how Yamaiaco does against major leaguers than to watch the sure thing that is Jose's glove.
Possible discipline still pending for Francona -- Gordon Edes, ESPN
No word yet on what discipline will be give to two of the worst umpires in the league for years of poor job performance and showboating.
Crawford's diary: Slump 'really hard to deal with' -- Carl Crawford, ESPN
Carl Crawford continues his campaign for "most rooted for" Red Sox.
The makings of an elite-hitting shortstop -- Brian MacPherson, Providence Journal
Interviewing Kolbrin Vitek -- Jon Rish, WEEI
Around The AL East
Yankees 12, Rangers 5 -- Yankees2, Pinstripe Alley
Rays 5, Orioles 3 -- Erik Hahmann, DRaysBay
Tigers 5, Blue Jays 2 -- Kurt Mensching, Bless You Boys
MLB In General
Pitches Saved Since 1988, Or Greg Maddux Is A Wizard -- Jacob Peterson, Beyond the Box Score