Found July 13, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Mike Napoli
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox  have the most wins in Major League Baseball but the Boston boys recently hit a skid. The Sox dropped three of their first four games on their West Coast road swing, but things changed in Seattle. That’s when first baseman Mike Napoli decided to buy some flowers for third base coach Brian Butterfield. The flowers made their way into the dugout and the Sox have been winning ever since. Check out the video above to here The Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham talk about the team’s newest good luck charm.

Red Sox CEO rocks hoop earrings at concert

Country star Jason Aldean played two sold out shows at Fenway Park this weekend. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino was at at least one of those shows, as proven by this picture he took with Aldean prior to Friday night’s show. Yup, that’s Lucchino wearing a cowboy hat, suave button-down shirt, and hoop earrings. HOOP EARRINGS! I don’t know if the earring are real or not but oh my...

Workman Gem Wasted In An 11-Inning, 3-2 Loss

(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Brandon Workman made a big statement in his first big league start. The 24-year-old righty carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, giving up his bid for immortality and the lead on a two-run home run in that frame. The game droned on until the 11th when the A's walked-off with a 3-2 win—victimizing new Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton. Dustin Pedroia...

Lester Good Enough To Lose; Red Sox Do, 3-0

(Thearon Henderson/Getty Images)This time, Jon Lester was respectable. Six and one-third innings, three earned runs. The problem is we have bigger expectations of Lester—he's supposed to be our 1A or 1B ace. He's not even close. And, to his credit, he knows it. Said Lester after the 3-0 loss to the A's, "A loss is a loss, It doesn't matter how well you'...

Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini Shine at Futures Game, Anthony Ranaudo Struggles on Mound

The Boston Red Sox organization was represented by three prospects in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday afternoon — Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini and Anthony Ranaudo — and two of them had very strong outings. Bogaerts started at shortstop for the World team, which lost 4-2. He went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and a run scored on a sacrifice fly. He is currently playing...

Like oil and water - Aceves and the Sox just don't mix

The Guru Contributing Writer With the Red Sox thin in the bullpen and needing a Sunday starter it's interesting to note that Alfredo Aceves, who would seem a likely contender for a spot, was shipped off to the minors. Again. Despite pitching well in three spot starts this season, Aceves has yet to stick with the team. His last call up lasted less than an inning. When constructing...

Drake Britton Can Continue to Make Things Right by Showing Maturity in First Stint With Red Sox

Drake Britton screwed up royally during spring training. But to his credit, the 24-year-old has worked tirelessly this season, and he now has a chance to make an impression on the Red Sox. Britton was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Sunday’s game in Oakland. It marks the first major league stint of Britton’s career, and it will be an opportunity for him to show that he...

Jacoby Ellsbury’s Streak Comes To An End, But Red Sox Keep Rolling In Oakland

Even though Jacoby Ellsbury‘s hitting streak came to an end Friday night against the Athletics, the Red Sox still walked away victorious for the 58th time this season. The win column is the highest its ever been for Boston before the All-Star Break. In the last leg of their West Coast fling, the Red Sox are one win away from matching the total number of series wins in 2012. Last...

David Ortiz - Hall of Fame Worthy?

Photo Courtesy of Harvard  Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Unless you've been living under a rock, then you'll know that David Ortiz just set a new record for most hits by a designated hitter Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. So, with that new record begs the question: Does Big Papi have a shot at the Hall of Fame? You could make a compelling argument...

A’s face big test with Red Sox in town

Coming off a successful 4-2 road trip, the Athletics return to Oakland to face the Boston Red Sox, marking their second-straight series against a powerhouse team to wrap up the unofficial first half of the regular season.

Boston Red Sox Acquire White Sox Southpaw Matt Thronton

The Boston Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thorton from the Chicago White Sox late Friday night.  Earlier this week Boston lost LHP Andrew Miller for the season and the team acted quickly to fill the void. “You don’t go into July hoping to trade for a reliever,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a conference call Friday night. “But we are what we...

Recap: Sox lose in extras, drop series

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)            Yes, Jonny, that was the second straight game lost by the Sox. That was Jonny Gomes arguing with home plate Umpire, Todd Tichenor, that he did call time out in time (which he didn't), before he struck out in the 9th. Gomes was promptly ejected from the game not long after the argument began. It all started to downhill way before that...

Steven Wright Optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to Make Room for Newly Acquired Matt Thornton

It’s back to Triple-A for Steven Wright. The Red Sox announced that Wright, who dazzled in relief on Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the newly acquired Matt Thornton. Wright pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquired Thornton in a trade with the White Sox on Friday. Boston sent minor...

Game 95: Red Sox at Athletics - Lackey aims to shut down A's

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer The two best teams in the American League meet by the Bay, as the Boston Red Sox (57-37) finish their West Coast road swing at the Oakland Athletics (54-38). The A’s lead the AL West by a game over the Texas Rangers. Boston has guaranteed that it will be in first place in the AL East through the All-Star Break with a 3.5-game lead over Tampa Bay...

Boston Red Sox @ Oakland A's Pitching Matchups: 7/12-7/14

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Friday, July 12 @ 10:05 PM John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80) vs Jarrod Parker, RHP (6-6, 4.04) TV: NESN, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Saturday, July 13 @ 10:05 PM Jon Lester, LHP (8-5, 4.60) vs A.J. Griffin, RHP (7-6, 3.94) TV: NESN, MLB Network, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 7/12

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