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Coming into the 2013 season, the Boston Red Sox were not hailed as the preeminent contenders in the American League that they have performed like up this point, with many analysts and experts predicting that Boston would be stuck within a rebuilding season in the wake of a heartbreak 2011 collapse and downright forgettable 2012 that saw the Sox face a losing season for the first time since 1997 (and their worst season record at that since that fateful 1965 team that brought home a 62-100 record).The Red Sox have either been at or around the top of the AL East division standings for much of this season, wherein they currently sit atop the division with an AL-best 45 wins (45-33 record overall); however, despite the recent success of the Sox, they hold only a 2.5 game lead over the second-place New York Yankees and a 5.5 game lead over the fifth-place Toronto Blue Jays.To say that the AL East is both competitive and too close for comfort for Boston is surely an understatement.With the...
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Buchholz Tuesday (FN Photo)More bad news about the best starting pitcher on the Red Sox. In a bullpen session today, Clay Buchholz felt "discomfort" after throwing only 18 pitches and was shut down again. The Red Sox sent the right-hander to get an MRI on his neck on Wednesday afternoon. No word yet on any results. This prolonged absence from the rotation is highly troubling...
(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Ryan Dempster must be wondering why the Red Sox can't support him like this all the time. Boston pounded out a season-high twenty hits on the way to smiting the Rockies at Fenway, 11-4. Four different Red Sox players collected three hits (Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Nava, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Iglesias), while Pedroia knocked in four runs in the rout. Dempster...
Will Middlebrooks (left) has been demoted to Pawtucket, while Jose Iglesias is staying put (Getty Images)
Another day, another twist in the ongoing Red Sox saga at the hot corner.
Tuesday afternoon, the Sox optioned struggling incumbent third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, adding more security to Jose Iglesias’s tenure...
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So much for using Andrew Bailey in low-pressure situations.
After blowing three saves in a 10-day span, Bailey was displaced from the Red Sox’ closer role last Friday, at which time manager John Farrell admitted...
It seemed inevitable, and it happened. Will Middlebrooks has been optioned to Pawtucket due to terrible offensive numbers this season.
The Red Sox have optioned third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple A
Pawtucket and purchased the contract of infielder Brandon Snyder.
Middlebrooks is hitting .192 this season with a .617 OPS and lost his
position to Jose Iglesias...
Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs and had three of Boston's season-high 20 hits, and Ryan Dempster took advantage of an early cushion that kept getting bigger for the Red Sox in their 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Mike Napoli added two RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava and Jose Iglesias joined Pedroia with three hits apiece as the Red Sox gave...
The Red Sox didn't have to worry about their biggest weakness tonight, as the game was put away before the bullpen got involved.
Boston won 11-4 while compiling 20 hits off four Rockies pitchers. Juan Nicasio started, but lasted just two and a third innings as the Sox pummeled him for 12 hits and seven runs. Each ensuing reliever walked at least one, gave up multiple hits, and...
The sports marketing arm of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management, announced that it has hired Jennifer Flynn as general counsel. Flynn will also continue in her role as assistant general counsel and senior vice president of the Boston Red Sox.
“Jen’s keen ability to handle and advise on a broad range of complex matters has been key to our business growth and success...
Welcome home, Red Sox.
The American League-leading Boston Red Sox (45-33) return to Fenway Park for nine-game home-stand and get it kicked off with an interleague matchup against the Colorado Rockies (39-38). The Sox and Rox clash at Fenway for the first time since the 2007 World Series, when the Red Sox swept the first two games on their way to...
That was the start the Boston Red Sox (46-33) needed to kick-off their nine-game home-stand. The Sox pounded out 20 hits en route to an 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies (39-39). The finale of this short two-game series pits Boston’s John Lackey against the Rockies’ Roy Oswalt. Lackey is 4-5 this season, but boasts a 3.03 ERA. The Sox will...
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't surprised that his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are working their way back into contention in the AL East.
Farrell will also be hoping that Jon Lester can return to the form he has displayed against Toronto this year in Thursday night's opener of a four-game set at Fenway Park.
Although Toronto (39-38) is still in last place...
Most of the time, umpire error has minor significance on the outcome of an MLB game. This is not once of those instances.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox and Tigers were all knotted up at 4-4. Avisail Garcia led off the inning by skying a fly ball deep to right field. Daniel Nava camped under it and pulled the ball in basket style. As he was taking the baseball out...
New closer, Koji Uehara, proves to be the right choice by manager John Farrell in his first opportunity to close today against the Rockies. Uehara closed out Boston's 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies with a perfect 9th inning including two strikeouts.
Koji looked extremely comfortable as the closer for the Sox which wouldn't surprise many...
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This week marks the 32nd anniversary of the longest game in professional baseball history. ...
While their teams own lackluster records, the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee and the San Diego Padres' Eric Stults have both shined lately.
Lee will pursue an eighth consecutive win when the Phillies visit San Diego on Monday night while Stults goes for his third straight victory.
Philadelphia (36-40) has dropped 10 of 15 since moving above .500 for the only time this...