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The Red Sox were swept in a series for the first time this season by the Texas Rangers, halting the positive momentum the Sox had been building throughout April.
Starter Jon Lester pitched six innings in the loss, and despite his offense giving him a considerable cushion, was unable to stave off the Rangers as they tied things up in the sixth. Lester admitted after the game that he could have done a better job of minimizing the damage done by the Rangers’ offense.
Check out the video above to hear what else Lester had to say.
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Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava stopped in his tracks after completely losing a home run ball by Texas Rangers leadoff batter Ian Kinsler during Saturday's MLB game in Arlington.
Nava was so fooled that he was still looking for the ball after it had already landed in the stands.
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The Boston Red Sox own the best record in baseball and are one of the most compelling stories in the major leagues this year.
But uncertainty in the ninth inning could spoil some of the fun.
Hours after closer Andrew Bailey landed on the disabled list with a right biceps strain, Boston's original closer -- right-hander Joel Hanrahan -- exited Monday's game against Minnesota...
Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey has been placed on the disabled list after undergoing an MRI on his right biceps injury, which confirmed that Bailey was suffering from tendinitis. The news was tweeted by Boston Herald reporter Scott Lauber on Monday afternoon:
MRI revealed inflammation in biceps for Andrew Bailey, who goes on DL. Hoping shut down from throwing will be only...
Joel Hanrahan gave up a game-tying home run in the ninth inning of the Red Sox’ Monday night matchup against the Minnesota Twins. To make matters worse, Hanrahan left the game with right forearm tightness just after giving up the hit.
The Sox closer has already seen the disabled list this season, suffering from a hamstring issue in April, and it is certainly not the way Hanrahan...
Ho hum. Another week, another magnificent performance from Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz that earned him Amica Pitcher of the Week honors.
This week’s efforts might have garnered some controversy after Blue Jays analysts — and former MLB pitchers — Jack Morris and Dick Hayhurst accused Buchholz of using a spitball or scuffball, but it was also one of his best of the season...
Thursday afternoon at Double-A Portland Daniel Bard was brought in for the 9th inning to close out a 7-3 lead.
What happened next was not what the Red Sox want to see. What happened next is why Daniel Bard is down in Double-A ball.
He walked the first batter.
The runner advanced to second on a wild pitch before he struck out the hitter.
He threw another wild pitch and ended...
Game 30: Red Sox fall 5-1
Last night's lop-sided loss to texas just didn't feel right, so the Red Sox took to the field again on Saturday night to play the Rangers in the second game of the series. While the Red Sox hit the ball hard, the balls just didn't fall their way, and Texas escaped with their second win in as many nights. Here are the four at bats that changed...
SMOKING: David Ortiz looks to extend his 25-game hit streak tonight at Fenway Park.
Satchel Paige famously said: “Don’t look back.
Something might be gaining on you.”
For David Ortiz, that something is history.
Tonight, when the Sox return from a being swept out of the
Lone Star State and host the Minnesota Twins...
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has hit 405 career home runs, and it all started in 1992.
Big Papi made his big league debut for the Minnesota Twins, and went yard for the first time in the major leagues on September 14, 1997, hitting a fly ball deep into right field against Julio Santana and the Texas Rangers. The rest, as they say, is history.
In 11 seasons with the Red Sox...
Joel Hanrahan's career as Boston Red Sox closer took a turn for the worse last night, as the flamethrower left last night's game against the Minnesota Twins not only having given up the lead on a game tying solo home run to Brian Dozier, but also experiencing tightness in his right forearm. Hanrahan mentioned that he:
...felt a little pull, like my forearm went a little...
The Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak on Monday night despite the actions of closer Joel Hanrahan. Pitchi…
This season during every Red Sox home game on NESN, fans will be selected to appear on our game telecast, tell viewers why they’re at the game and bring a sign asking Jerry Remy to “Buy Them a Hot Dog.” Send us your story at NESN.com/Stories.
The Red Sox return home after a long road trip ended on the wrong foot in Texas, but they are putting their best foot forward on Monday...
John Lackey has faced the Rangers quite a bit over the course of his 12-year career, which is fitting when you consider the right-hander hails from the Lone Star State. The homecomings haven’t been much cause for celebration, however, judging by Lackey’s 6.68 ERA at the Ballpark in Arlington.
The Red Sox’ right-hander will look to improve on that mark Saturday night in his...
After a sizzling month of April when the Boston Red Sox came within a game of the franchise’s best first month of the season, the Sox picked up a couple of games in Toronto.
Then it was onto Texas.
The ballpark at Arlington was not as friendly to the BoSox as had been the parks they played in during the month of April. This weekend, Boston lost all three contests to the AL West...
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Prior to 2004, Red Sox fans often traded in a devalued, hindsight-based currency of What-Ifs:
— What if Frazee hadn’t hocked Ruth to the Yankees?
— What if Pesky had been a split-second earlier on the relay throw as Slaughter made his Mad Dash?
— What if Conigliaro had been able to get out of the...