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Boston Red Sox
BOSTON — It was clear Sunday that Dustin Pedroia had no intention of going to Detroit down 2-0 in the ALCS.
Pedroia, who struggled a bit in Boston’s first five playoff games, turned in a much more familiar performance Sunday as the Red Sox overcame a 5-0 deficit to even up the ALCS at a game apiece. Pedroia served as a catalyst in the Red Sox’ improbable rally.
The first glimpse of Pedroia putting it all on the line came in the third inning with the Red Sox trailing 1-0. Austin Jackson yanked a sharp ground ball to the right side, and Pedroia ranged out onto the outfield grass to make a fantastic diving stop. It was a tough play regardless, but it became even more difficult when the ball took a late hop as Pedroia went into his dive. Plus, Jackson runs well, so Pedroia needed to rush his throw to complete the out at first base.
In the grand scheme of things, Pedroia’s third-inning stop didn’t mean much. In fact, it was all but forgotten three innings later when Miguel Cabrera and Al...
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The Red Sox were held hitless through six innings on Sunday night, but they more than made up for it with some late-inning heroics.
After David Ortiz ripped a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning, the Red Sox were able to stun the Detroit Tigers and finish off their comeback attempt in the bottom of the ninth. Jarrod Saltalmachhia singled home Jonny Gomes, sending the Fenway...
Ever since the ALCS began, all we’ve heard about is how the Red Sox are going to have to get past Justin Verlander. Because, as you’ve no doubt read and witnessed, he is “aces” this postseason and “unstoppable” and apparently reduces opponents to ash with just a wave of his hand.
In other words, it would behoove us to simply mark his start today in game three down as...
Boston fans are likely waking up happy this morning. Both the Red Sox and the Patriots made improbable comebacks last night. According to Fangraphs, both team’s chance of winning bottomed out at around four percent:
The odds of two teams with a 4% chance of winning both winning is 0.16%. Not 16%, but 0.16%, or to put it in words, it would happen once about every 625 opportunities...
Wow! That was playoff baseball.
A little over halfway into Game 2 of the ALCS and the Red Sox bubble was nearly deflated. Clay Buchholz had just given up four runs to make the score 5-0. And for the second time in as many nights the Red Sox were being no-hit into the sixth inning. Two innings later, though, David Ortiz changed all of that.
Down 5-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning...
This is what Red Sox Nation feared. Jon Lester put his best foot forward and the Red Sox offense went missing. Now, the team finds itself in a 1-0 hole in the ALCS with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander on tap for the Tigers.
For two offenses that finished first and second in Major League Baseball in five of the seven top offensive categories,...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia delivered the winning hit in the ninth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS. Unfortunately Fox didn’t catch the entire scene of Erin Andrews getting Salty’s post-game gatorade shower from Shane Victorino, but we got a glimpse of the moment.
Related: Torii Hunter flips over fence attempting...
Game Two of the ALCS is a perfect example of why baseball is great. Lots of sports like to claim that teams are never out until the final whistle/out/whatever. Sports fans know all too well how untrue that is--but in baseball it certainly is.
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After a masterful game by Detroit pitcher Max Scherzer (7 innings, 13 Ks, 1 ER) the game seemed...
Last year at this time, I was wondering just how much further the Red Sox could sink. Tonight, they’re hosting game one of the 2013 ALCS at Fenway Park, AKA church, AKA The Happiest Place on Earth (with respect to Disney World).
I’ve never been good with my predictions. But I know this series is going at least six. Maybe seven if it follows the pattern of the last four ALCS we’ve...
John Farrell is tinkering with his lineup yet again.
The Red Sox manager continues to look for the right mix against a loaded Detroit Tigers pitching staff, and the Sox will have their third different lineup in as many games against Detroit in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday.
While some might have thought Daniel Nava would be in the lineup against the...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia was one of the heroes for the Red Sox on Sunday, but his walk-off RBI single never would have happened were it not for a play along the first base line minutes earlier.
With no outs and Jonny Gomes at second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, Saltalamacchia lifted a high popup near the photographers' well next to the home dugout. Tigers first baseman...
BOSTON — We probably shouldn’t be surprised by anything this team does.
The Red Sox have been providing incredible moments all season, particularly when their backs are against the wall. The most difficult situations always seem to bring out the best in Boston, and that resilience is manifested in this year’s Red Sox team.
Max Scherzer held the Red Sox hitless through 5 2/3...
The umpiring crew for Game 3 of the AL championship series Tuesday lined up in missing-man formation during a moment of silence for umpire Wally Bell, who died of an apparent heart attack.
Jake Peavy, who will pitch Game 4 for Boston, began his news conference by offering condolences to Bell's family. He called Bell a ''tremendous, tremendous umpire, but a tremendous...
The Boston Red Sox rallied with four runs in the eighth inning and one more in the ninth to best the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series 6-5.
David Ortiz launched a grand slam in eight to tie the game 5-5 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled to left, to score Jonny Gomes for the walkout victory in the ninth. It was Ortiz’s third home run of this postseason...