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2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in AL East

BBTN: Aaron Boone on his playing days with the Yankees

Aaron Boone talks to Buster about his playing days with the Yankees, playing along Derek Jeter, dropping into the middle of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, his walk-off home run against the Boston in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS and if he thinks he'd have the job managing the Yankees if he didn't hit that home run (2:03).

Could a 32-game schedule be MLB's best solution? (3:13)
Manfred updates Astros and Red Sox investigations (0:52)

BBTN: Shane Victorino talks about the '08 Phillies, Chase Utley's toughness and more

Shane Victorino joins Buster to talk about how scouts spotted him in Hawaii, learning to switch-hit when he was 20, why Chase Utley was the toughest guy he ever played with, how Charlie Manuel hides behind his West Virginia accent and his grand slam off CC Sabathia in the 2008 NLDS. Later, Hembo hops on to discuss Noah Syndergaard's injury and to debrief on the Victorino interview as a Phillies fan (31:26).

On this date: Cy Young is born, Rusty Staub dies (0:58)
Anniversary of Gooden's retirement reminds Kurkjian of funny Clemens story (0:48)

BBTN: Dave Roberts on his series-changing stolen base for Boston in the '04 ALCS

Dave Roberts stole second base in game four of the 2004 ALCS, sparking an 0-3 comeback by the Red Sox. Buster talks to Roberts about being traded to Boston midseason, the stolen base that turned the series around, why David Ortiz was so clutch and what Derek Jeter told him about the play years later (2:11). Plus, Sarah Langs on the biggest stolen bases in baseball history and Buster reads a text from Theo Epstein about the trade for Roberts (39:38).

Could MLB implement an NCAA-like tournament this season? (1:33)
Big Papi's grand slam sends Hunter flying over the bullpen wall (0:41)
On this date: Red Sox beat A's in Tokyo (0:41)
Dave Henderson's homer puts the Red Sox on top (0:22)

ESPN Daily: The Italian Scout: Baseball And The Center Of The Pandemic

Major League Baseball's season went on indefinite hiatus last week in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In parts of the world beyond the US, that chaos had already brought life and work to a halt. ESPN's Jeff Passan brings us the story of René Saggiadi, a Red Sox scout based in the Italian city of Bari. As his country deals with increasing contagion, we hear what happens when life and baseball pause, and how he's staying connected to the sport he loves.

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Red Sox's Sale to undergo Tommy John surgery

Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Thursday. The decision was made after Sale tried playing catch on Tuesday and felt enough pain that he had to stop throwing.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Boston Red Sox announced that left-handed pitcher Chris Sale will undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John) on his left elbow.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2693rd
On Base Percentage.3403rd
Slugging Percentage.4665th
Earned Run Average4.7019th
Quality Starts55Tied-13th