Will Middlebrooks powers Red Sox over Rockies in interleague finale

The Red Sox finished interleague play with a 14-6 record, the second-best mark in all of baseball, following Wednesday’s 15-5 rout of the Rockies in Colorado. The teams split their brief two-game series.

Jacoby Ellsbury made his return to the lineup going 2-for-2 with a walk before being lifted after his third at-bat, which was the plan getting him acclimated to game action. Will Middlebrooks (7 RBI) led the offense with two home runs, one being a grand slam in the eighth inning. David Ortiz also homered in the win. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Shane Victorino powered the offense with four and three hits respectively in the 16-hit attack.

Red Sox starter Jake Peavy struggled out of the gates, but got things together going six innings allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out five to pick up his 12th win of the season. The bullpen got it done as Junichi Tazawa, Franklin Morales, Craig Breslow, and Ryan Dempster pitched three scoreless innings of relief.

The team will be off Thursday before the regular season series finale in Baltimore this weekend.

What they’ll be saying: It was good to see Middlebrooks get the bat going as he entered the game in a bit of a slump going 5 for his last 39. He is at his best when he’s driving the ball to right center, which he did Wednesday night and is a good sign as the postseason approaches as he will play a major role in the middle of the Sox lineup … It wasn’t the best postseason tuneup for Peavy, but he was able to battle and ended up by giving the Red Sox six strong innings. He likely will be the Game 4 starter in the ALDS.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Protesters say new Met Opera is anti-Semitic

Protesters, including a former mayor and governor, gathered outside of the Metropolitan Opera on Monday afternoon to protest the opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

Local

Brooklyn girl's death ruled a homicide

The New York City Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a Brooklyn toddler a homicide. Jeida Torres, 3, was found bruised and unresponsive Saturday…

Local

New York City continues to prepare for Ebola…

New York City continues to prepare for the possibility of Ebola. There have been numerous scares, but no confirmed cases. Representatives from about 150 unions…

Local

NYPD nabs alleged serial bank robber

  The NYPD has arrested a man they say is responsible for multiple Manhattan bank robberies this month. Police have arrested a Brooklyn man they…

Entertainment

We the Economy: Morgan Spurlock's new crusade

If Morgan Spurlock gets his way, you won't be able to avoid We the Economy, the series of 20 shorts films curated by the "Super…

Arts

3 Parody plays lampoon your childhood, adulthood and…

Whether you loved the source material or you're going in blind, these parody plays have something for every audience member. We rate three of NYC's hottest satirical shows.

Gossip

Who has more power: Harry Styles or Amal…

Amal Clooney comes in fourth on The Evening Standard's Most Influential Londoners list.

Music

#AskPaul McCartney reveals his love of American pop…

For an Englishman, Paul McCartney's pop culture tastes would fit right in stateside. The former Beatle (@PaulMcCartney) revealed that he has a real thing for…

NFL

John Idzik: 'We did a ton of background'…

Given John Idzik spent the previous five years with the Seahawks before he joined the Jets last January, there is a comfort level for the organization.

NFL

Jets add sizzle to struggling passing game with…

The Jets’ trade for Percy Harvin may have an air of desperation on the surface, but at 1-6 this season is hanging only by a thread.

NFL

Jason Pierre-Paul: 'We've got to regroup' during bye…

“We’ve got to regroup and figure out what went wrong,” said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. “When we come back, we want to be a great team.”

NFL

Breno Giacomini: Media blowing up Golden Tate-Percy Harvin…

According to Breno Giacomini, the fight between Golden Tate and Percy Harvin during Super Bowl week was over by the time the lineman turned around.

Education

Is a 'gap year' after high school for…

It’s a familiar script that millions of students follow each year: Graduate high school and then immediately start college. But more and more students are…

Parenting

New news about Kate Middleton's pregnancy

The Palace released a statement about Kate Middleton's pregnancy.

Parenting

Cool book for kids: 'The Princess In Black'

"The Princess In Black" will change the way girls view princesses.

Wellbeing

Gabby Bernstein: The 3 questions I always get

For the last decade, I’ve been writing self-help books and preaching the Gospel of Gabby to audiences throughout the world. And no matter what country…