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With the playoffs set to begin in less than a week, the Boston Red Sox have found themselves in an extremely fortunate position. Not only have they secured their first American League East crown since 2007, but they also hold the best record in the American league which has given them home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Moreover, barring anything unforeseen, Boston will enter the American League Divisional Series with a completely healthy roster. For the most part, the Red Sox playoff roster fills itself out. After all, there isn’t much to question about an offense that leads the major leagues in runs scored, RBI, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. Likewise, Boston’s starting rotation also give the Red Sox coaching staff little to question. While they aren’t the most dominant group of arms; Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and John Lackey have made a formidable trio for the Red Sox to rely on in October. Even the Red Sox bullpen has it’s fair share of “no-brainers” whe...
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Clay Buchholz pitched his longest outing since returning from injury on Friday night by logging seven innings and improving his record to 12-1.
The Red Sox gave him plenty of run support by taking a quick 5-0 lead before the 29-year-old faced the first Orioles batter. After giving up two runs in the third inning, Buchholz settled down and allowed only one more run over the next four...
The Boston Red Sox scratched right-hander John Lackey from
yesterday’s start. The move wasn’t prompted by an injury but because the Red
Sox wanted to provide the veteran additional rest entering the postseason,
according to Sean McAdam of CSN New England.
Allen Webster gets start today, Lackey held out. Lackey is fine, but with nothing on line, no reason to push. #redsoxtalk...
From beat reporter Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that Red Sox righty John Lackey has been scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Orioles for the purpose of rest. Boston has already secured the American League East title and the top spot in the American League playoff seeding so there’s nothing left to gain on Sunday at Camden Yards.
Camden Yards has been a house of horrors of the Boston Red Sox the past two Septembers. In 2011, the Red Sox completed their legendary September collapse by losing two of three which kept them from the playoffs. Last season, the 93 loss team was swept in Camden Yards in their final road trip of the season. While the Red Sox have the AL East locked up, they still are playing...
Clay Buchholz allowed three runs over seven innings as the AL East champion Boston Red Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles 12-3 Friday night and moved closer to securing home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Daniel Nava and David Ortiz hit three-run homers for Boston, which opened an 8-0 lead by the third inning. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a three-run drive overturned in a...
The Red Sox inched closer to locking down the best record in the American League with a huge win over the Orioles on Friday night.
Boston’s magic number is down to 1, and the Red Sox can secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win or an Oakland loss. The Red Sox will look to build off their offensive success (four home runs, 16 hits) from their first game of...
One more win will give the Boston Red Sox the best record in not only the American League, but also in all of Major League Baseball.
It’s more important for the AL portion of that so the Sox would clinch home-field advantage throughout the 2013 Postseason. But it is nice to know a team that lost 93 games a season ago could finish the regular...
The Balitmore Orioles were the one team that had the Boston Red Sox's number all season long and they proved it in their last series of the season. The Orioles won their final game of the season 7-5 and win two out of three over the AL East Champions and the season series 11-8. Let's recap each game of the three game series. Friday: Red Sox 12 Orioles 3...
5:01 p.m.: Things just keep getting more interesting in the AL wild card race.
The Rays lost to the Blue Jays, and the Rangers defeated the Angels. Tampa Bay and Texas are now tied in the standings, while Cleveland is in the midst of its game against Minnesota. If the Indians win, they’ll hold a one-game lead over both the Rays and Rangers. If the Indians lose, we’ll enter the...
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The Red Sox open up the ALDS on Friday, marking a long overdue return to postseason action. A big reason for the success was the starting pitching, but how did each starting pitcher fare this season? I'll take a look at the season and give you my grades on each starter.
John Lackey (pictured, right...
4:58 p.m.: Mike Napoli will return to the lineup Friday. Napoli, who has been dealing with a foot issue, will play first base and bat cleanup.
Shane Victorino, who has been banged up for much of the season, has been dealing with a thumb issue of late. He’ll be given the night off, with Daniel Nava playing right field and Jonny Gomes starting in left field.
Friday’s complete lineups...
12:03 p.m.: There will still be some regulars in Sunday’s lineup. Check out the lineup cards below.
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Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Mike Carp, LF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
John McDonald, 2B
Quintin Berry, RF
Allen Webster, RHP (1-2, 9.55 ERA)
Brian Roberts, DH
Nick Markakis, RF
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)If the Red Sox fail to capture their eighth World Championship, chances are it will be due to their one big weakness: set-up relief. Tonight, that serious flaw reared its ugly head in what was—thankfully—a meaningless 6-5 loss to Baltimore. Meaningless because the Oakland A's had earlier fallen to Seattle—ensuring that Boston would wind up with...
The season for the Orioles ended on Sunday, as they won a 7-6 thriller over the Boston Red Sox.
They rallied from a 5-0 deficit, as they used a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth to down their divisional rivals. The Red Sox didn’t have their ‘A’ lineup in the game and pulled starter John Lackey at the last minute to save their big weapons for an October run. They...