Early Fall
Red Sox starting pitcher Junichi Tazawa (who was backing up the plate) doesn't join in the hand slapping of the White Sox Jim Thome (left) and Carlos Quentin (center) who have both just scored on a wall scraping double by number nine hitting teammate Jayson Nix in the second inning.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Tazawa Gets Tagged Early and Often, Game Over Easy

Mound of Trouble for BoSox | Chicago 9, Boston 5
Junichi Looks Like a Rook
Drew Hits No. 17 and 18, But It's Never Good Enough with J.D.
If They Don't Get In, You Can't Blame A-Gon
Oh Jacoby, No One Can Fill Your Speedy Shoes

"I think they're going to make a change. They might start [Green] and put [Tazawa] back in the bullpen." -- Ozzie Guillen joked


The Green Line Was Moving

Red Sox infielder Nick Green hit 90 mph on an eighth ining pitch. sprints in from the bullpen to pitch the top of the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox play the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Nick Has a Knack for Pitching

Green's 2 Innings Spared 'Pen in Blowout

"I didn't know what to expect. I haven't thrown a strike to a batter in like 11 years." -- Nick Green on the mound


At the Pearly Gates of Boston

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

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Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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