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.
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.
The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-handed reliever Scott Atchison, optioning Michael Bowden to Triple-A Pawtucket.
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 top pitching prospect Craig Hansen.
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 was happy with his outing — until the fifth inning.