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Things are not looking up for the Boston Red Sox at the moment, as they are in 4th place in the AL East and only one win above the Toronto Blue Jays. Let’s take a look at the way things are stacking up in the American League and see who is currently leading the pack. Can the Sax catch up, or is time running out?
American League Update
We’re getting close to the halfway point of the season. How is the AL East shaping up and which teams have been the best ones to back with your MLB odds?
As it stands today, the New York Yankees are tops in the division with a 41-27 record, the Baltimore Orioles are second at 39-30, with the Tampa Bay Rays (38-30), Boston Red Sox (35-33) and Toronto Blue Jays (35-34) following.
The Yankees are killing it lately, having won 10 of their last 12 games, including three consecutive sweeps over solid ballclubs before losing 2-1 in a three-game series against Atlanta.
A team with tremendous power throughout their batting order, New York is also g...
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LET'S MAKE A DEAL
The Red Sox have been shopping Kevin Youkilis pretty hard and reportedly are close to dealing him to another team.
FVP has stayed away from the Boston Red Sox this season, for the most part. We've known for some time what David Ortiz is talking about, and we'll share a little bit on our end; it's no fun for us, either, Papi. It's pretty much the pre-2004 bleep-hole David talks about. Here's a little secret, Dave; it's about winning.In case you missed it, the Red Sox DH...
Things were problematic enough for the Boston Red Sox with injuries this season, and now they may have to worry about Dustin Pedroia again. The second baseman re-injured his right thumb Tuesday for the second time in three weeks and was taken out of the game after his at-bat in the seventh inning. Pedroia was not available to talk with the media after Boston's 7-5 win over...
BOSTON –– The indecision around third base has continued. In fact, the flip-flopping between Will Middlebrooks and Kevin Youkilis doesn't have any clarity. For the time being, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed his intention to ride the "hot hand" at third base. It starts on Friday with Middlebrooks, who will make his second straight start in the infield...
Dustin Pedroia came out of Tuesday night's game with the Marlins after reaggravating his thumb injury. It appears that for one night at least, the Red Sox second baseman will rest that thumb. Pedroia isn't in the Boston starting lineup on Wednesday night as the Red Sox take on the Marlins at Fenway Park in what's expected to be a sultry June night in Boston. Pedroia,...
Bobby Valentine is now nearly halfway through his first season in Boston, and the results have been mixed. The Red Sox are still hanging around the .500 mark on the season, even amidst a bevy of injuries, and are hoping to improve on their inconsistent play as the likes of Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury and others return. David Ortiz has been the most consistent and dangerous Red...
The Red Sox are officially out of the basement! Big Papi is on the best stuff money can buy and just absolutely mashing the ball. Mike Aviles is the best shortstop since Nomar. Felix Doubront is one of the most consistent pitchers in the league. The offense has finally woken up. The Yankees and Orioles are in the beginning stages of what are hopefully terrible losing streaks. Jacoby...
Don't look now folks but this "toxic" Boston Red Sox team is playing some good baseball right now.
The Red Sox rallied last night behind the "youth" of the organization for a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins. The win gave the local nine a sweep of the three-game set with the Marlins and it was also their fifth straight win.
They now hold a one-game lead...
First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53 ERA)
Saturday: Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12 ERA) vs. Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14 ERA)
Sunday: Mike Minor, LHP (3-5, 6.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-2, 5.53 ERA)
It’s happening again. As we near the halfway point in the 2012 season, the Red Sox have picked up right where they left off last September. Injuries have certainly played a part, but at the moment Boston is a mediocre team at best as it hovers around a .500 record. In addition to a poor performance on the field, Buster Olney described the Red Sox clubhouse as a “toxic” environment...
Ryan Kalish has been a solid contributor for the Red Sox in his return to the lineup over the past four games. And the 24-year-old feels confident in how his transition is progressing. His presence in the outfield, along with his ability at the plate have seemed to mesh quite nicely with the big league club so far. Kalish was hitting .250 and knocked in an RBI heading into Thursday...
BOSTON – Last week in Miami, the Marlins beat the Red Sox in the first of six inter-league games to be played between the teams in 11 days. Wednesday night in Boston, the Sox beat Miami for the fourth straight time since, hammering the slumping Marlins 15-5. David Ortiz, hitting his third home run in as many games (No. 19 on the season), drilled a grand slam during a six-run...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox (34-33) have returned to their winning ways above .500. They'll look to maintain that momentum when Felix Doubront takes the mound against the Marlins (33-34) just one week after beating them. Last time around, Doubront dazzled, giving up two runs over seven innings. This time, Doubront owns a 7-3 record with a 4.17 ERA entering the game. The lefty will...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, June 22 @ 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, June 23 @ 7:15 PM
Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12) vs Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14)
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
BOSTON -- Recalled from the minors to make his first major league start since late April, Jair Jurrjens pitched a solid 7 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves halted Boston's five-game winning streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs, and Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored two runs for the Braves, who just...