Found September 17, 2012 on
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Boston Red Sox
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Eliminated from postseason contention on Sunday and assured their first losing season since 1997, the Boston Red Sox pulled the Tampa Bay Rays closer to their own long, frustrating offseason on Monday at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox did not get a hit through the first 5 2/3 innings, but they rallied in the sixth and seventh innings to down the reeling Rays, 5-2. Coming off a 1-5 road trip that dropped them five games off the New York Yankees' pace in the American League East and four behind Oakland and Baltimore in the wild card, the Rays were again feeble offensively, and strong pitching could only save them for a while. Boston was already leading 2-1 when it got a two-run double by pinch hitter Mauro Gomez and a run-scoring single by Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh to send the Rays to their eighth loss in their last 12 games. Boston, which was held hitless through 5 2/3 innings by Rays starter Alex Cobb, loaded the bases with no out in the seventh...
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The Boston Red Sox know that they are retooling – not rebuilding – for the future. They traded Kevin Youkilis, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford during the 2012 MLB season, and they may still be looking to shed some payroll and ship out a few more good men this offseason. They should start with Jacoby Ellsbury.
Trading Ellsbury makes sense for the...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was another day, and another decision that Bobby Valentine would have to explain to everyone else after the Red Sox lost 5-0 to the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. During the top of the seventh...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Cody Ross has been one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox in 2012, and he'll look to continue that Sunday afternoon as Boston aims to complete a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays. Ross...
The Rays are feeling the heat of the stretch run, and they're showing it with some hot heads in the dugout. Two Tampa Bay players got into an argument with one another for the second straight night on Tuesday, following an incident on Monday when starter Alex Cobb and catcher Jose Molina had to be separated by the team's pitching coach. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is no...
The Tampa Bay Rays are quickly falling out of postseason contention in the AL.
Facing Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka might help them get back on track for the moment.
The Rays look to avoid a season-high fifth straight loss while trying to halt their recent struggles against the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay (78-70) won six of eight to open September...
The Red Sox have a bit of freedom as they begin their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. After all, they are finally, officially out of the playoff hunt. The Rays, on the other hand, are very much in the playoff hunt -- or could be, if they get some help down the stretch. Tampa Bay is actually in danger of falling too far behind in the chase for the postseason...
The long time radio voice of the Red Sox got his due this week. On Wednesday, the Red Sox held a celebration prior to their game against the Yankees to honor Joe Castiglione for thirty years in the booth. Former broadcast partner Jerry Trupiano and NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo were among those present to honor Castiglione. The WEEI broadcaster was looking ahead during the ceremony...
We're still left with more questions than answers following Bobby Valentine's bizarre decision to pinch hit for Jose Iglesias in the middle of an at bat. Iglesias spoke to the media following the game and told them there were no plans in place prior to his plate appearance for him to be lifted. To see the full story on the at bat, check it out here. Watch Iglesias' full...
The Red Sox have played from behind quite a bit so far this season. Lately, they've figured out how to use that to their advantage. Boston's last eight victories have been of the comeback variety, and even though they haven't quite been that plentiful, they've at least been dramatic. Then again, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is about ready for the team to steamroll...
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After winning 5-2 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to continue to play spoiler in the second game of a four-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports....
The Tampa Bay Rays will need another stirring rally if they want to return to postseason, and might have just the opportunity to get one started during a promising part of their schedule.
The Rays will play nine straight against sub-.500 clubs beginning with Monday night's visit from the Boston Red Sox.
Tampa Bay pulled to within 1 1/2 games of the AL East lead Sept. 4 after...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox have 15 games left to play in 2012. At 66-81 and 17 1/2 games back in the AL East, they have to win out to finish at .500. Don't bet the mortgage, kid's college fund or lunch money that Boston will run the table. In fact, betting anything more than a handshake is a bad idea. The Red Sox have not had a three-game winning streak since July 30 after failing...
Kaki is an international cover model, die-hard Red Sox fan, and proof that having a bad season can actually look pretty good. You might recognize this blonde bombshell because she’s previously...
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