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Say it with me on the count of three.
1…2…3: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST CHAMPIONS!!!
OK, now that’s over with, time to focus on the next goal, which is clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The AL East Champion Boston Red Sox sit just two games up in the loss column with seven to go for the best record in the American League. Boston (94-61) is the first team to win a division in the AL and second overall (Dodgers clinched NL West a day earlier). The other two division leaders, Detroit in the Central and Oakland in the West, each could clinch within the next day or so. Oakland (91-63) has a Magic Number of 2 and is the team just two games back in the loss column of the Sox for the best record in the league. Detroit’s Magic Number is 3 and the Tigers are three games back at 90-64 – technically 3.5 games, but we’re just counting the loss column here.
It was a wild postgame party in the Red Sox clubhouse, on the field and perhaps, who kno...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Red Sox announced before Friday nights game that ailing center fielder, Jacoby Ellsbury, has resumed baseball activities. Boston's manager, John Farrell, acknowledged that the 29 year old took swings off a tee and began throwing again. Although Farrell and the Red Sox medical staff did not give a time table for Ellsbury's return, both did say that they was confident that...
(Getty Images)Clay Buchholz lost for the first time this year and the Red Sox found their best record position in serious trouble in a 4-2 loss to Toronto on Saturday. Buchholz—who started the season 9-0—fell to 11-1 with a 6-inning performance in which he gave up just two earned runs. Most of the damage was done with two outs and nobody on in the fourth—when the Jays crossed...
The Red Sox won their 94th game of the season Friday. While impressive, that number pales in comparison to the number of high fives that Koji Uehara has dished out in 2013.
Uehara has slapped hands with anybody and everybody during his incredible run as Boston’s closer. Sometimes, he even catches his teammates off guard with his enthusiasm. (Just ask Shane Victorino.)
(Photo By The Nosebleeds.com)Everybody loved it when Jonny Gomes drop-kicked his helmet into the air while rounding third on a game-winning HR. And, it was sort of cool when he was punting beer cans into the crowd on Friday night after the Red Sox clinched the AL East. But, in a classic case of unintended consequences, one of those errant Bud Lights struck a Red Sox fan in the face...
Last night, the Red Sox put an exclamation point on their unthinkable comeback, winning the AL East just one year after schlepping through the ********* season of my lifetime.
When the dust cleared last September, my only hope for the 2013 team was that they’d remember to put their pants on before taking the field; that’s what the Bobby Valentine Era reduced me to. But just...
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The Red Sox made it official Friday. Boston has gone from worst to first.
The Red Sox, who went 69-93 while finishing in last place in 2012, clinched their first American League East title since 2007 with a 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Fenway Park. Jon Lester went seven strong innings, and Koji Uehara recorded a five-out save to nail down the win.
The Red Sox announced their 2013 minor league award winners Saturday.
Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero were among those who received hardware for their contributions this season. The awards were selected by the Red Sox’ baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors.
It’s been a successful season for the major league club, but the...
The night before the Red Sox brought out the champagne, John Lackey led his team to their first playoff berth since 2009.
Lackey tossed a gem against the Orioles on Thursday night, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning and going the distance to record the one-run complete game.
The right-hander surrendered only two hits on the night while striking out eight and walking two...
The Red Sox hosted “Dollar Beard Night” on Wednesday, and gave out $1 tickets to the first 4,000 fans who showed up with a real or fake beard on. The promotion was in honor of the 2013 Red Sox’ dedication to their unique facial hair.
TV personality Halley O’Brien braved the beards of Yawkey Way on Wednesday, and encountered some of Boston’s most dedicated beard-wearers...
The 2013 Red Sox have done what so many thought was impossible to do in today’s era of baseball.
No big stars, just a bunch of scrappy players pieced together, with some ace pitchers and a manager who some have said overachieved.
The Red Sox are going back to the post season for the first time since 2009. Their Thursday night win over the Orioles led them to clinch a playoff...
The Red Sox worst-to-first story is just getting better. Not only have the Red Sox exceeded expectations but they should also be considered World Series favorites.
The Red Sox are arguably the hottest team in baseball right now going 27-9 since Aug. 18 when they lost two out of three from the Yankees, losing their third series in a row.
Since that time, the Red Sox have won eight...
Blue Jay WayWhat better opponent to clinch the division against than the Toronto Blue Jays—they of the 70 wins and last place in the American League East? They are 2013's 'Team OverHype', picked by many to be at the top of the division. They are the 'Anti-BenCher' front office—doing a reverse salary dump with the Miami Marlins that netted them over-paid, under...
BEER ME! The Red Sox are the 2013 American League East Division Champions! (Stuart Cahill/Boston Herald)
ALL TOGETHER NOW! WHO LOVES THAT DIRTY WATER?
Affix those champagne goggles. Brace yourself for the bear hug. We’re BACK!!
For the first time since 2007, your Boston Red Sox are the American League East Division CHAMPIONS!
First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Esmil Rogers, RHP (5-7, 4.47 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (14-8, 3.75 ERA)
Saturday: Mark Buehrle, LHP (11-9, 4.17 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (11-0, 1.51 ERA)
Sunday: R.A. Dickey, RHP (13-12, 4.21 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (10-6, 4.15 ERA)