In a season full of bizarre moments for the Boston Red Sox, the scene on Sunday afternoon may have been the hardest to believe.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will get Tuesday night off as he recovers from a jammed thumb.
If the Boston Red Sox are to continue their recent home success against the Detroit Tigers and finally move above .500 for the first time this season, they’ll likely have to do it with without one of their top players.
Jon Lester was solid in his Opening Day bid against the Detroit Tigers, but had to go head-to-head with reigning Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.
The Red Sox start the 2012 season Thursday afternoon in Detroit. Stick with CBSBostonsports.com as we live blog the game, with updates from Detroit from WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche.
Some interesting Opening Day facts about the Boston Red Sox.
Felger and Massarotti started the day off talking about MVP voting in the Major League Baseball. Justin Verlander won the American League MVP with Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury finishing 2nd. Should a pitcher win the MVP?
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander has been named the 2011 American League MVP.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche breaks down the AL MVP race. With the Red Sox touting three candidates, who does Rochie think should take home the hardware?
Justin Verlander allowed four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings, as the Tigers beat Josh Beckett and the Red Sox Sunday night, 3-0.