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Sure, there’s the bad news: Boston went 3-4 on the first two stops of the three-city road trip that ends in Toronto on Thursday.
But there’s also the good news: shortstop Stephen Drew has been holding a hot hand for Boston recently, and despite the Sox dropping a 4-3 decision to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Drew extended his hit streak to 12 games with a single in the second inning.
Overall, Drew went 2 for 4 on the day, adding a double in the sixth.
It ties Drew’s career-best stretch at the plate — he also put together a 12-game run while with Arizona back in 2010.
Meanwhile, in Toronto, Oakland’s Eric Sogard went 0 for 5 in his team’s win over the Jays, meaning Drew now holds the longest active hit streak in the majors. It’s the longest streak by a Sox shortstop since 2009, when Alex Gonzalez also went a dozen.
While he’s had an up-and-down year so far, battling concussion and hamstring issues as well as position competition fr...
BEST OF MAXIM
AL East Standing: 1st
Weekly Record: 4-4
Current Record: 71-49
(Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)
The Return of Will
This past week, Will Middlebrooks was finally called back from Pawtucket to man the hot corner for the Boston Red Sox. My colleague...
The trade deadline is a distant memory, and September call-ups will soon become the topic of conversation. All the while, the mailbag rolls on.
The Red Sox are in the midst of a lengthy road trip, and their last stop wasn’t too pleasant, as the red-hot Royals took three of four from Boston over the weekend. Perhaps the Red Sox just ran into a buzz saw or perhaps some real weaknesses...
It’s not often that a player makes their major league debut on Opening Day. In fact, the last time it happened for the Red Sox was in 2001, with a young Shea Hillenbrand. That is, until Jackie Bradley, Jr. came around.
Bradley had an unbelievable spring training and landed himself a starting spot in left field on the Opening Day roster. He started...
The once promising career of Ryan Kalish, took another hit Tuesday at the outfield underwent cervical fusion surgery in Los Angeles, Ca. In what is set to be his fourth major surgery in the last 23 months, the outfielder will be operated on by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Bay Hospital.
Previously expected to miss the season due to a right shoulder operation in January, Tuesday...
Will Middlebrooks rewarded the Red Sox with a nice effort in his first game back in the majors. Before the game, however, manager John Farrell was forced to answer questions about why Middlebrooks ultimately got the nod over top prospect Xander Bogaerts.
Farrell said before Saturday’s game that Middlebrooks, who played in 53 games with the Red Sox earlier this season before being...
(From L to R) Vazquez, Spring, Ranaudo, Almanzar
Christian Vazquez stands tall at only five foot nine inches, but his game plays much more than that. The Puerto Rican top catching prospect first appeared on everyone's radar this past Spring, when Vazquez was clocked throwing balls down to second base at 1.8 seconds, faster than many have ever seen. Not wanting to just be known...
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...
Over the next two weeks, the Red Sox face off against teams that are far out of the playoff race.
As we’ve seen before (in the Atros series) the Sox can do their best to make even the worst teams seem like the have a fighting chance, so their upcoming schedule may be a bit deceptive. They may have a comfortable lead in first place, but the Sox can’t get complacent late in the...
J. Gomes, J. Saltalamacchia, and D. Pedroia
Eric D. Schabell
I turn on the TV yesterday to watch a game.
I know the Red Sox are not playing, but I love baseball so I was going to watch some other team.
Anything but the Yankees would do just nicely I am thinking as I zap through the games available and wait a minute...
What is this? Sitting two...
The Boston Red Sox lead the Majors with 24 series wins this season. They won’t be able to pick up No. 25 but they can earn a split with the Kansas City Royals and after losing the first two games, that would feel like a win.
Boston (71-48) and John Lackey will try to do just that today in their finale of the season against Kansas City (60-54...
Red Sox Showdown is an occasional feature that pits two Red Sox Life contributor's in a one-on-one debate. This week RSL writer's Ben Whitehead and The Guru tackle the topic of what to do with Jacoby Ellsbury.
Ben Whitehead: Sign him up.
Find me a better center fielder that is on the market and maybe then I will agree to let Jacoby Ellsbury walk.
First off, there isn&...
In 2003, the city of Boston wasn’t exactly desperate for the winter, but they were longing for one. Yes, the Patriots had won at 2002’s outset, but Boston has never been a Patriots town, and when they followed that up with a 9-7 season that ended without a playoff appearance, they lost their grip on […]
Forbes gets a exclusive look at Fenway with Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy. [via forbes]
4:15 p.m.: After a 13-game stretch against foes from the AL West, NL West and AL Central, the Red Sox finally get back to the business of divisional play Tuesday night.
The Sox open a three-game set in Toronto against a struggling Blue Jays team that has dropped four of its last five games.
On the hill for the Jays will be Todd Redmond, a 28-year-old right-hander with just six major...
The Red Sox and Royals don’t have much of a rivalry. Don’t tell that to Alex Gordon or Billy Butler.
Gordon and Butler have both been extremely tough on Boston over the years, and after another successful series by the Royals sluggers, they’re really starting to pad their reputation as Red Sox killers.
Gordon led the charge Sunday as the Royals took down the Red Sox 4-3 in...