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It took extra innings but the Red Sox won their 3rd straight game, their second coming from behind late to pick up the win against the Twins tonight. Great starting pitching held the Twins to only 2 runs and 4 hits. Here are your 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Johnny Gomes
The twins made the mistake of walking Stephen Drew in the 10th inning to load the bases and pitch to Gomes, who made them pay with a sacrifice fly. Gomes went 0-2 with the game winning RBI and scored game tying run in the 7th inning.
Star 2: Clay Buchholz
Again another fantastic game pitched by Buchholz ended in a no decision for him. While the team improved to 8-1 in games that he has started he is still 6-0 on the year. Buchholz went 7 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 9, walked 3 and threw 110 pitches.
Star 1: David Ortiz
Ortiz continued his destruction of opposing pitchers going 3-4 tonight. He knocked in his 23rd RBI of the year and brought his average up to .3...
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David Ortiz is selling bats featuring the now-famous quote the Red Sox slugger uttered at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Minnesota Twins nearly handed Clay Buchholz his first loss of the season 11 days ago.
Now, the Twins will have another chance to send Buchholz home a loser as they host the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Buchholz (6-0, 1.69 ERA) was outstanding en route to six straight wins to begin the season, posting a 1.01 ERA during that span. In his seventh start, however, he surrendered...
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Ortiz has spent the better part of his career making the Twins pay for
their repression. He entered Saturday's game with a career .323 average,
13 homers and 37 RBIs in 52 games against Minnesota...
Before David Ortiz was Big Papi, he was a Minnesota Twin. But, the Twins let him go, and he seems intent on reminding them of that mistake every time he faces his old squad.
Ortiz, a career .332 hitter against Minnesota pitching, added another couple twists of the metaphorical knife this weekend. Big Papi blasted two home runs on Saturday, marking the 42nd and 43rd homers against...
The tune is suddenly changing in Boston.
Stephen Drew started off his Red Sox career in a difficult spot, and it only got worse as he struggled out of the gate. Now, Drew is becoming a consistent threat at the bottom of the Boston order, and it’s becoming increasingly easier to justify the Red Sox signing the veteran shortstop during the offseason.
Drew hit a grand slam and reached...
Remember that slump David Ortiz went through? That was pretty funny, huh?
Ortiz had a monster game as part of the Red Sox’ 12-5 win over the Twins on Saturday, and in the process, he effectively reassured us that his slow start to the month of May isn’t anything to be concerned about.
Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, a single, a walk and six RBIs on Saturday, marking...
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With Big Papi leading the way with 2 home runs and 6 RBI's, the Red Sox beat the Twins 12-5 tonight.
It wasn't all roses for Boston this evening, but there was much to be excited about (including getting to watch David Ortiz absolutely crushing baseballs). The most notable stat from the game was that Boston scored 12 runs on 13 hits. That's awesome...
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David Ortiz uttered the now-famous words, “this is our f—— city!” at Fenway Park after the Boston Marathon bombing. Now the Red Sox slugger is raising money for the One Fund Boston charity by selling bats with his quote.
The bats start at $125 with al of the proceeds going to the charity. For $500 the bat will be signed by Ortiz.
Fans interested in the...
The Red Sox were leading the Twins 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday, when the heavens opened up above Target Field and the rain came down. Two hours later, the teams were still being held hostage by Mother Nature, waiting to hear if they would get a chance to resume play.
David Ortiz is tired of waiting around.
The Red Sox designated hitter tweeted his...
David Ortiz continues to slug and he certainly let his former team experience just that on Saturday night. Ortiz would account for half of the 12 runs scored by Boston in its 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Beginning in the first-inning, Ortiz launched a one out, three-run home run to right field off of Scott Diamond, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia to give the...
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The moral at the end of Wednesday night’s story: If the Drew fits, wear it.
The Stephen Drew Haters Club lost a few more members last night when the Red Sox shortstop busted the Beantown club out of a three-game losing skid in a big way, going two-for-three with four RBI and helping starter Jon Lester improve...
Game 43: Ortiz making pitchers look sloppy!
David Ortiz had a field day against his old team, and again made them wish they never got rid on him in 2003. Papi had three hits, drove in 6 runs, and powered a lineup that finished with 13 total hits. All players but Pedro Ciriaco had at least one hit in the game. Papi's great performance helped out Ryan Dempster...
David Ortiz rapped out 3 hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in 6 runs as the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field.
The Red Sox got on the board in the top of the 1st inning on a 3-run blast by Ortiz (pictured)off Twins starter Scott Diamond. An RBI single in the top of the 4th put the Sox up 4-1, and Ortiz slammed...
David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
Dustin Pedroia had two hits, two walks and an RBI, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Daniel Nava also went deep for the Red Sox, who have won four straight following a slide in which they had lost...
Jon Lester stayed unbeaten, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Boston Red Sox roughed up AL Cy Young winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Wednesday night.
Price (1-4) departed from the marquee pitching matchup because of left triceps tightness during Boston's eight-run third inning, which Drew finished with his towering homer off Jamey Wright....