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Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals
BOSTON — Don’t ring the bell. We’re just getting started.
The Cardinals’ sloppy 8-1 loss in Game 1 evoked some doubt over whether St. Louis could truly hang with Boston. And now that the Red Sox have thrown away Game 2, there’s a sense that St. Louis may have seized control of the series. The one thing that we can safely say amid all of the flip-flopping, however, is that this series is going to be a brawl.
“Just in terms of the series, we fully expected this to be a hard‑fought series,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said shortly after his team fell 4-2 in Game 2 on Thursday. “Not surprising that we’re in this position we are. In the seventh inning, we kind of contributed to the three runs allowed.”
The best fights involve two combatants who trade blows until one man — or team — stands, and both the Red Sox and Cardinals have landed punches in the first two rounds of what has the potential to be a seven-round heavyweight bout. Boston struck first in Game 1, but St. Louis fought its wa
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Rawlings announced their Gold Glove finalists this morning and three Red Sox players are in the mix. Dustin Pedroia will compete with Robinson Cano and Ben Zobrist for second base honors. Jacoby Ellsbury will face off against Lorenzo Cain and Adam Jones for centerfield bragging rights. Shane Victorino will go toe-to-toe with Nick Markakis and Josh Reddick for right-field kudos. Winners...
Nothing helps restore a team’s determination like dressing like Herb Tarlek from WKRP in Cincinnati. Ryan Dempster clearly understands this, as evidenced by his spectacular sartorial sense.
Best dressed award on this flight: Ryan Dempster. #GetBeard http://t.co/QxRVWyY9bq
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 25, 2013
If we can rally around beards, we can rally around plaid powers suits.
If Jon Lester did indeed use some sort of substance like Vaseline or pine tar to doctor his pitches in Game 1 of the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals are not concerned about it. When asked about photos and video clips that have been circulating the web on Thursday morning, Cardinals general manager John […]
The 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals isn’t even one inning old. But, already need robot umpires. Umpire Dana Demuth just made the worst call in the history of baseball at second base. It was first and second with one out when this play happened. Luckily after Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to argue, and Demuth was overruled by his other...
Mike Napoli smashed a bases-loaded double off Adam Wainwright in the first inning, clearing the bases. The Boston Red Sox were in control from the get-go, and downed the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1. Sox starter Jon Lester turned in another excellent postseason outing, going 7.2 shutout innings, surrendering just five hits and a walk while striking out eight. This game was over...
Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in the first, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a reversed call by umpires and sloppy St. Louis fielding to take a 5-0 lead over the Cardinals after three innings of the World Series opener on Wednesday night.
Carlos Beltran prevented the game from becoming even more of an early blowout, reaching over the right-field wall to rob David Ortiz...
With the 2013 World Series set to kickoff tonight, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester faces off against the St. Louis Cardinals hard throwing right-hander Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
The two starters could not be more evenly matched.
BOSTON — And John Farrell didn’t even have to throw a red challenge flag.
Second base umpire Dana DeMuth made a terrible call in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday. Fortunately for the Red Sox, the five other umpires joined DeMuth in reversing the call after Farrell came out to contest the initial ruling. It was a key moment in what was eventually an...
A.B. If you’re an old lady in a crowded place, I can understand leaving early. I don’t care if it’s Game 1 of the 2013 World Series or the dinner rush at Bob Evans in a Florida retirement community. If you are old and tired, by all means, go home.
But to wait until the Red Sox are literally 1 strike away from going up 1 game in the world series, is INSANE.
Pink hats usually...
This really gives a new meaning to the phrase “diehard fan.”
The Red Sox beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and while the final score of 8-1 may make it seem like a one-sided affair, the rest of the series won’t necessarily go as smoothly. One Harvard medical professional, Dr. Michael Craig Miller, has put together a list of suggestions and...
Game 2 of the 2013 World Series will feature the wily veteran versus the red-hot rookie. 11-year MLB starting pitcher John Lackey will look to put the Red Sox up 2-0 in the Series. Rookie sensation Michael Wacha, the NLCS MVP, will try to even things up for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to Paul DePodesta who rationalized why he passed on Michael Wacha and selected Gavin Cecchini with the 12th selection of the 2012 Draft. “Our guys liked Wacha a lot in 2012 — one of the top college pitchers on the board,” Mets VP of player development and amateur scouting told The Post on Friday. But the Mets also liked their organizational...
Carlos Beltran reached over the bullpen wall to deprive David Ortiz of a second-inning grand slam, then rubbed his right side in pain. He soon left the game and the ballpark, headed to the hospital for X-rays.
Even the good defensive plays were costly for the Cardinals on an uncharacteristic night.
One of the best-fielding teams in the league over the regular-season, the National...
The St. Louis Cardinals got blown out by the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series–losing 8-1 despite having their ace, Adam Wainwright, on the mound.
A costly miscue by Pete Kozma in the first inning when trying to turn a double play ball set the tone for the Cardinals, and the Red Sox took full advantage. The Cardinal defense, though it is known for its poor range,...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Tony La Russa was always protective of his players, so it comes as no surprise that the former St. Louis Cardinals manager swims against the current when it comes to Albert Pujols.
It's been two years since the three-time NL MVP played his last game in St. Louis, sprayed some champagne, boarded a parade vehicle, waved to adoring fans lining the streets and then...