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This is too irresistible not to consider. It's too tempting to let pass without giving pause.
Are we about to see a World Series preview this weekend at Dodger Stadium?
It's absolutely possible. The Dodgers and Red Sox, three games, two of them on national TV. Baseball fans are rubbing their hands in anticipation.
It's been a long time for the Dodgers, and although this is undoubtedly premature there's still more than a month left in the season it's OK to dream a bit. The Dodgers haven't been to the playoffs since 2009; they haven't been the World Series since 1988.
But now, for the first time in years, there's reason to believe this could be one of those special seasons. The Dodgers returned home Thursday after winning four of six games on a road trip though Philadelphia and Miami, and extending their lead in the National League West to an imposing 9 games over the second-place Diamondbacks.
They're for real.
It was difficult to believe ...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams.
The Dodgers won their fourth in a row, while the Red Sox lost for the sixth time in...
Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams.
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Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
Carl Crawford and Hanley Ramirez now share a clubhouse in Los Angeles. But there reportedly was a point last season when they almost traded places on the East Coast.
The Red Sox and Marlins discussed the possibility of a trade that would have sent Crawford to Miami in exchange for Ramirez, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. The potential swap never gained traction, though, and...
Just less than a year after completing one of the biggest trades in baseball history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers stand at the top of their respective divisions.
They'll meet Friday night at Dodger Stadium for the first time since that blockbuster deal.
The Red Sox (75-54) hold a one-game edge over Tampa Bay for the AL East lead, while the Dodgers (75-52) have...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...
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It has been a bit up and down with the Red Sox starting pitching.
Some days it has been amazing and results in wins, other days it has blown up in their faces.
Felix Doubront can attest to being on both sides of that coin. His 24 starts this season have been on average around 5-6 innings per start with a few spikes in there in both directions...
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The Boston Red Sox are looking forward to the day, in the near future, when Clay Buchholz returns to the big league starting rotation and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.
Buchholz is likely to start for one of Boston’s minor league teams on Sunday while he works to come back from a right bursa sac strain. This comes on the heal...
Two weeks ago the Red Sox defended their decision to recall Will Middlebrooks by insisting he had made enough improvements during a six-week demotion.
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Kershaw (13-7) struck out six and walked three. Miami's leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for...