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Cherington to be next Bosox GM

BOSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox have picked Ben Cherington as their next executive vice president and general manager, replacing Theo Epstein, who left for the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Boston 10, Milwaukee 4

BOSTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez put Boston in front with a fifth-inning homer Friday and the Red Sox pulled away to defeat Milwaukee 10-4.

MLB: Boston 16, Toronto 4

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek and David Ortiz each blasted three-run homers Saturday and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight with a 16-4 rout of Toronto.

MLB: Boston 9, Oakland 8 (14 innings)

BOSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- J.D. Drew's single in the 14th inning drove in Carl Crawford with the winning run Saturday and the Boston Red Sox outlasted Oakland 9-8.

MLB: Boston 4, Detroit 3

BOSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford's one-out, bases-loaded single in the ninth brought in Darnell McDonald from third Thursday and gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over Detroit.

MLB: Boston 4, LA Angels 2 (11 inn.)

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez doubled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning Thursday and the Boston Red Sox went on to cool off the Los Angeles Angels 4-2.

MLB: Boston 5, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a fourth-inning solo homer to put Boston ahead and the Red Sox went on to register a 5-3 victory over Oakland Wednesday.

MLB: Boston 7, New York Yankees 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Jon Lester threw seven scoreless innings and David Ortiz drove in two runs Saturday in Boston's 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 6, Toronto 0

BOSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jon Lester tossed seven scoreless innings and J.D. Drew and Victor Martinez each homered Sunday in Boston's 6-0 win over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 5, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- J.D. Drew's two-run double highlighted a four-run sixth inning Sunday that carried the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 decision over Oakland.

MLB: Boston 9, Baltimore 6

BALTIMORE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Homers by Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre accounted for five runs during a six-run seventh Wednesday that rallied the Boston Red Sox past Baltimore 9-6.

MLB: Boston 10, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Bill Hall hit two of Boston's four home runs Wednesday to back up an eight-inning effort from Clay Buchholz, sending the Red Sox coasting past Toronto 10-1.

MLB: Boston 7, Toronto 5

TORONTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell socked a tie-breaking eighth-inning homer Tuesday, boosting the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 6, Los Angeles Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit two homers and Clay Buchholz threw seven solid innings Monday to boost the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Boston 9, Baltimore 3

BOSTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Jon Lester continued his mastery of the Orioles Saturday, limiting Baltimore to one run over seven innings in a 9-3 Boston Red Sox victory.
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SLP2000081803-18 AUGUST 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Cardinals' trainer Brad Henderson assists J.D. Drew after Drew stepped back to first base hard on his sore leftankle, in the third inning, August 18. Drew remained in the game. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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David Jonathan "J. D." Drew (born November 20, 1975, in Valdosta, Georgia) is an American professional baseball right fielder with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He is a left-handed hitter, and began his major league career in 1998 with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Drew attended Florida State University, where he played under head coach Mike Martin. At Florida State, he was the winner of the 1997 Dick Howser Trophy and the 1997 Golden Spikes Award, was named the 1997 Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, the 1997 Sporting News Player of the Year, and was a consensus All-American (1997). He also was named the 1997 ACC Player of the Year. He was a 1996 member of Team USA. Drew was First Team in 1996, Freshman All-American in 1995 and was named to the College World Series All Tournament Team in 1995. He was the first player in college baseball history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. He set a Florida State record by batting .455 in 1997 while managing to become one of only three players in college baseball history to have 100 hits, 100 runs and 100 RBIs. During his college career, Drew broke 17 school and conference records.

Drew was the second overall pick in the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Drew and his agent Scott Boras chose not to sign with the Phillies, sticking to their guarantee that they would not sign for less than $10 million. The Phillies had no plan to pay an unproven player this amount of money, and despite Boras' warnings, drafted Drew nonetheless. Consequently, Drew ended up playing for the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League. Boras had Drew sign with the Northern League because of a loop hole in the rules of the MLB Amateur Draft.

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