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Web Gems: Friday, May 29

Does Brock Holt's slide in foul territory to make the catch top Alex Gordon's leaping grab into the stands? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Hamilton's two-homer night (2:03)
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Rapid Reaction: Rangers 7, Red Sox 4

Rapid Reaction from the Boston Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers, who received a big performance from recently acquired OF Josh Hamilton.

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Hamilton slugs first HR since Rangers reunion

Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Bost

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Hamilton smashes one into the stands (0:19)
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Hamilton hits first HR since returning to Rangers (0:18)
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SC's Not Top Plays (1:54)
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Eduardo Rodriguez impressive in debut (0:55)
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Thursday's power rankings

Eduardo Rodriguez made a strong debut for the Boston Red Sox, and the San Francisco Giants tossed another shutout.

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Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, Rangers 1

Eduardo Rodriguez sparkled in his major league debut, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.

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Red Sox rookie spoils Hamilton's Texas return

Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings, becoming the youngest Red Sox starter to win his major league debut on the road since '67, and spoiled Josh Hamilton's first home game back.

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Boston's offensive struggles among first-quarter surprises (2:05)
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Rapid Reaction: Twins 6, Red Sox 4

A pair of home runs from Dustin Pedroia wasn't nearly enough for the Red Sox as the Twins completed the three-game sweep with a 6-4 win Wednesday.

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Boston Red Sox' Salary: By the Numbers

The Boston Red Sox rank 17th of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs19220th
Batting Average.24122nd
On Base Percentage.31613th
Slugging Percentage.37424th
Earned Run Average4.5427th
Quality Starts2416th
WHIP1.3625th
BAA.26022nd

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