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Boston Red Sox
BOSTON - Almost any contending team would take a 6-3 September road trip that starts on the West Coast and ends in Boston. But the Orioles lamented that a chance to go 7-2 and go back into a tie for first place slipped through their fingers at Fenway Park Sunday. The 2-1 loss to the out-of-the-money Red Sox cost the Birds a chance to catch the Yankees for the American League East lead. New York dropped a 5-4 decision to the A's in the Bronx. The Cinderella Birds, who saw their six-game winning streak end, have been tied for first or a game out since Sept. 4. But Sunday's loss left them one game behind the Yankees. "It's one we wanted. It sucks. We needed this one," center fielder Adam Jones said after the Orioles loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning but failed to score. "Every game is looked at as a must-win. "We put ourselves in a position (to win), we just didn't come through with the hit," Jones said. "At the end of...
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Typically I’m not impressed by ballplayers catching fly balls and home runs with their hats. These guys are major leaguers for a reason. They should have the hand-eye coordination needed to pull off a catch like that, but I’m giving credit to Orioles reliever Luis Ayala because this home run was absolutely stung by Ryan Flaherty.
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If the Red Sox have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball this year, then waiver trade import James Loney has been one of its most disappointing and frustrating players. The 28-year-old first baseman entered his contract year with high hopes. He tallied 2.4 WAR last year in the best season of his career, and while his numbers weren’t all that impressive when placed...
Tired? Who said Felix Doubront was tired? Despite having soared beyond his career-high total for innings in a season, and despite struggling badly for seven starts after the All-Star break, Doubront remained in the Boston Red Sox's rotation and tossed his third consecutive gem Sunday. Making his 28th start, Doubront took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, set a career high...
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After falling in extra innings yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid being swept this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If...
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The impact that Johnny Pesky made on the Red Sox during his 70-year career as a player, manager, coach and ambassador was evident on Sunday night when Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk walked onto the field at the...
The Orioles knew they would have a pretty good chance Saturday if they could force their matinee against the Red Sox into extra innings. Boston hasn't been so great past the ninth inning this year, while the O's have now won 16 in a row in extras. The Orioles have built their playoff-hopeful season on pulling out close wins and getting production from their call-ups. On Sunday...
Cody Ross doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Andrew Bailey escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox ended Baltimore's six-game winning streak, beating the Orioles 2-1 Sunday.
The Orioles began the day one game behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East and two games ahead of Oakland for the top wild-card spot in the league.
Your browser does not support iframes. The upstart Baltimore Orioles have plenty to be excited about these days. They sit atop the American League Wild Card standings and look all but certain to make their first trip to the playoffs since 1996. The good times kept rolling in game one of their doubleheader on Monday.It all went down in the bottom of the fifth when Ryan Flaherty lifted...
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