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Full Count | WEEI May 1, 2015

Alex Rodriguez: It was ‘special’ to hit home run No. 660 at Fenway Park

Alex Rodriguez’s major league debut came at Fenway Park July 8, 1994, so it was only fitting a milestone home run occurred at Fenway Park as well. Stepping to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning in a 2-2 game, Rodriguez laced a Junichi Tazawa 3-0 offering into the Monster seats, proving to […]
Full Count | WEEI May 1, 2015

Closing Time: Alex Rodriguez’s pinch-hit, milestone home run gives Yankees win over Red Sox

Alex Rodriguez sure knows how to make an entrance. Rodriguez entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the eighth with the game tied at two, and lined a solo homer run into the Monster seats off Junichi Tazawa on a 3-0 pitch, giving the Yankees the lead, and ultimately a 3-2 win […]
Full Count | WEEI May 1, 2015

Alex Rodriguez ties Willie Mays with home run No. 660 against Red Sox

Put No. 660 in the books, courtesy of the Red Sox. Alex Rodriguez picked a good time to smack the first pinch-hit home run of his career on Friday night, lining a Junichi Tazawa fastball into the Monster seats to break a 2-2 tie and move him into one with Willie Mays for fourth on […]
The Republican Apr 29, 2015
Boston Red Sox setup man Junichi Tazawa has struggled vs. Blue Jays but he got job done Wednesday

Boston Red Sox setup man Junichi Tazawa has struggled vs. Blue Jays but he got job done Wednesday

BOSTON -- Red Sox setup man Junichi Tazawa  has allowed just two runs in 10.2 innings this year.  One of those runs came Tuesday when Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smashed a 415-foot solo home run off him. Simply put,...
Over the Monster Apr 29, 2015

Red Sox can rely on Junichi Tazawa when all else fails

Long a vital part of the Red Sox bullpen, it's time we start appreciating just how good Junichi Tazawa is. For three seasons now, Junichi Tazawa has held a central role in the Red Sox' bullpen. With pinpoint control, a low-90s fastball he pounds down in the zone and a splitter that garners plenty of whiffs, Tazawa has been one of the American League's most consistent relievers since arriving in Boston's bullpen midway through the 2012 campaign. Still, something about the right-hander leads him to be constantly overlooked, even by Red Sox fans who see his impressive ability first-hand on a...

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