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Editor's note: 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. If the Red Sox had a checklist when the season began, it may have included target numbers for wins and player performances. When Andrew Bailey went down right before Opening Day, "closer" hit the list. Days into the season, "win" was a needed addition. After the first week, "starting rotation," "offense" and "bullpen" -- each with an extended list of subpoints underneath -- made...

Bobby Valentine, Red Sox Fans Will ‘Still Wonder’ About Bullpen Until It Gives Them Reasons Not To

Editor's note: 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. The Red Sox have won two games in a row. Better yet, they’ve won two games in a row at home, where for some reason Fenway Park green has been kryptonite to their record this season. Other...

Cody Ross Hates His Trademark Bat Flip, Wishes He Could Take Lance Berkman's Approach

It sometimes seems that Cody Ross' bat flip is even more emphatic than his home runs. It's not by design. Ross has become known over the years for dishing out a bold bat flip whenever he hits a home run, something that he's continued since arriving in Boston. However, according to, the bat flips are something Ross wishes he never started, although they come naturally...

Josh Beckett Can Silence Critics for Now by Helping Red Sox Get on Hot Streak, Get Back Into Race

Josh Beckett is not a popular man right now in Boston. The Red Sox right-hander made news last week with the most infamous golf outing in recent memory and followed it up a week later with one of the worst starts of his career. After the game, he was defiant and stubborn in his postgame news conference, leading some to believe that he should be shipped out of Boston. Beckett will...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Says He Was Motivated to Give Daniel Bard Run Support

BOSTON -- The swing has been a work in progress for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Heading into Sunday's 12-1 win, the Red Sox catcher was batting .225, well short of his expectations. But Saltalamacchia finally found his stroke against the Indians, going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs. "They're just throwing me more strikes," Saltalamacchia said. "When they...

David Ortiz Leaves Game Against Indians With Sore Left Heel

The Red Sox have had their fair share of injuries, but losing David Ortiz for any length of time would truly leave a gaping hole in the lineup. It's unclear if Ortiz will miss any time, but he was removed from Friday's game against the Indians due to a sore left heel, which he appeared to injure while legging out an infield single in the fifth inning. Ortiz was replaced by...

David Ortiz Proud to Throw on Pink, Raise Breast Cancer Awareness (Video)

David Ortiz's focus has been on getting the Red Sox back on track after the team's early-season struggles, but that doesn't mean he hasn't also devoted some time to doing good in the community. Ortiz threw on some pink recently in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. He understands that pink might not exactly be his color, but it doesn't matter to...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 5/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Daniel Nava Helps Key Another Red Sox Win After Call-Up From Pawtucket (Video)

Daniel Nava continued to turn heads in his fourth day on the Red Sox roster. He smashed two doubles, drove in three runs and scored three times as the Red Sox rolled 12-1 past the Indians. Nava was in Pawtucket just a few days ago, and he said some of what he's seeing is different than in the minor leagues, but some is the same. See what he had to say after the win on Clubhouse Uncut.

Ortiz has heel bruise, cited for accident

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning with a bruised left heel. The injury occurred while he ran through first base in the fifth inning. He is being evaluated today, according to the Boston Herald. The newspaper also reported that Ortiz received a citation for his involvement in an auto accident...

Red Sox News & Notes - 5/15

Jon Lester had made two starts at Fenway Park in 2012. And he hadn't fared too well in them going 0-1 with an 11.25 ERA (10 ER/8 IP). That all changed on Monday night against the Seattle Mariners as the offense backed up his 119 pitch complete game effort in a 6-1 win. For one, he was the first Red Sox starting pitcher to make it into the 9th inning let alone pitch a complete...

Red Sox Players Send Along Special Messages to Mom on Mother's Day (Video)

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show the mothers of the world how much we appreciate their hard work, so a number of Red Sox players wanted to send along a special message before Sunday's game. Baseball players, while enjoying an awesome profession, have action-packed schedules, meaning family time is often tough to come by. The Red Sox appreciate the continued...

Today's "add your caption to Tito Francona"

Yeah, yeah, they've won four in a row. That's great. I'll send in my money for the post season tickets today. Can't wait. In the meantime, the Boston Red Sox are still in last, and you can see Memorial Day on the calendar. So, with that, here's today's Terry Francona "Add your caption to Tito" post. Enjoy. 

Recap: Pitching stays solid, offense figures Masterson out

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The Sox have begun to figure things out as they have won 3 straight and win the series with a convincing 12-1 victory over the Indians.  We talked about good pitching being contagious in the dump, and it proved to be true.Daniel Bard went 6 innings, gave up 6 hits, 1 earned run, srtuck out 2, and pitched around 4 walks. The walks were concerning, but...

Red Sox Live Blog: Josh Beckett Looking for Redemption in Start Against Mariners

8 a.m. ET: After unraveling in his last start for the Red Sox (16-19), Josh Beckett caught heat for his off-the-field exploits. He'll likely aim to make amends for the atrocious start with a strong outing in the second game of the two-game series versus the Mariners (16-21). Beckett, who is 2-4 with a 5.97 ERA, has a 6-2 record with a 3.39 ERA lifetime against the Mariners as...

Derek Lowe has stolen World Series ring replaced by Boston Red Sox

    The Cleveland Indians are off to an 18-16 start and are currently in first place in the American League’s Central division. A big part of that has been the performance of pitcher Derek Lowe, who has a 2.47 ERA through seven starts and leads the club in wins with 5. Away from the [...]
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