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PITTSBURGH - JUNE 25: Tim Wakefield #49 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on June 25, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox Drop 4th Straight In 6-4 Loss To Pirates

Boston’s Tim Wakefield could hear the cheers when he stepped on the mound Saturday night for his first start in Pittsburgh in nearly two decades.


TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 12: Adrian Gonzalez #28 and David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate a home run during MLB action against the Toronto Blue Jays at The Rogers Centre June 12, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Who Sits? Red Sox Face Tough Decision With 9-Game NL Swing

The Red Sox start a 9-game National League road trip, starting with the three agianst the Pittsburgh Pirates, leaving them without a DH and a tough decision to make.


Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison pitches in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

Red Sox Recall Reliever Atchison, Option Bowden

The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-handed reliever Scott Atchison, optioning Michael Bowden to Triple-A Pawtucket.


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Red Sox Trade Catcher McKendry To Pirates

The Boston Red Sox have traded minor league catcher Mike McKenry to the Pittsburgh Pirates for either a player to be named or cash.


The Pittsburgh Pirates have released former Red Sox pitching prospect Craig Hansen. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Pirates Release Former Red Sox Prospect Craig Hansen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released former Red Sox top pitching prospect Craig Hansen.


Kevin Youkilis puts the tag on Pittsburgh Pirates' Lyle Overbay in the fourth inning Saturday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates Plunder Red Sox, Beckett 7-5

New manager Clint Hurdle vows to fix the Pirates, one problem at a time. And the way Pittsburgh pitchers hit last year, that definitely was a problem.


Josh Beckett had trouble in the fifth inning against the Pirates on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Beckett Struggles In 5th, Red Sox Lose To Pirates

Josh Beckett was happy with his outing — until the fifth inning.




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