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SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners happy to have gotten a split of the series, thanks to their first extra-inning win of the year, a 2-1 victory provided by David Ortiz's 10th-inning sacrifice fly on Sunday. Newly acquired Brent Lillibridge opened the 10th with a double for the Red Sox, then moved to third on Dustin Pedroia's single before Ortiz, who spent the weekend looking for his 400th career homer, settled for a fly ball deep enough to right field to get the run in. That made a winner out of Vicente Padilla (2-0), who pitched out of a jam in the ninth with Alfredo Aceves getting his 19th save with a 1-2-3 10th. Save for a four-homer burst over the space of eight batters in the middle innings Friday, the Red Sox seemed completely baffled by the Mariners pitchers over the weekend, but Pedroia ended that with his first ho...
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The Fenway Faithful aren't the only ones hoping David Ortiz bashes career home run No. 400 sooner rather than later. Plenty of fans at the Red Sox' road games in Seattle this past weekend were in the home run spirit, too. While a few fans had homemade signs exhorting Big Papi to get the one more dinger he needs to cross the quadrennial mark, the winner had to be the pair...
Four different Red Sox players hit home runs in Friday night's 5-0 shutout of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, but David Ortiz was not among them. As you may know, the next home run Ortiz hits will be the 400th of his MLB career, a milestone that only 48 other players have reached. Many fans would love to be able to watch Ortiz hit that home run in person, but with the Sox...
David Ortiz is making yet another All Star appearance in an All Star Career. This time, he'll have a little less company joining him in Kansas City, as no other Red Sox are currently slated to attend the game, but Ortiz does call it an "honor" to represent the American League. In his talk with the Gameday Live team, Ortiz also talked about his comments about the media...
Don't get us wrong, it's not that we're unhappy that the Red Sox are hitting home runs. It's just that if somebody wanted to let David Ortiz take a turn, we would be a lot happier. The Sox have solved Safeco Field so far on Friday night, but we're still anxiously awaiting Big Papi's milestone dinger. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is getting a little antsy...
It's hard to believe, but the Fourth of July is upon us, and baseball's All-Star break is just a week away. The major league season continues to fly by with storylines abound. After sitting things out for a week, the 6-4-3 returns. That means that there's even more to get to, so let's get right into this week's version. Six Red Sox Thoughts 1. Morales must stay...
David Ortiz has been enjoying a stellar season for the Red Sox, and All-Star voters took notice. Ortiz was selected to his eighth All-Star team Saturday and will start at designated hitter for the American League. The Midsummer Classic is Tuesday, July 9, at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. Josh Hamilton, who leads the majors in RBIs and ranks second in the majors in home runs...
David Ortiz is the lone member of the Red Sox to be voted to the All-Star game this year. He chatted with Tom Caron, Jim Rice and Tim Wakefield about the honor on Sunday, when he also welcomed Wakefield to the desk. Ortiz insisted that Wakefield wasn't part of the same "media" he criticized earlier in the season. The group shared plenty of laughs and also talked about...
SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners somewhat relieved to have gotten a split of the series against the American League West's worst team. David Ortiz's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning gave Boston a 2-1 win on Sunday, their first...
The Red Sox roster is stacked full of perennial All-Stars, but unfortunately there will only be one this year able to use that title. David Ortiz is the lone Red Sox player headed to Kansas City this year to represent the team at the Midsummer Classic, marking the first time in over a decade the team has only sported a single All-Star. But were any of the other Sox really snubbed...
David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 for a split of the four-game series.
Ryan Kalish, pinch-hitting for Brent Lillibridge, hit a one-out double off the right-center field wall against Seattle reliever Brandon League in the 10th. Dustin Pedroia followed with a single to right, putting runners at the corners.
8 a.m.: Daisuke Matsuzaka didn't have the best stuff on Monday night, and the final box score showed it. A 6-1 loss to the Oakland A's has the Red Sox reeling and needing a big performance from Jon Lester in Game 2 of the series. Lester enter Tuesday night's affair with a number of inconsistent outings over the past few weeks and looking to lock down more rhythm early...
A sacrifice fly by David Ortiz in the top of the 10th inning drove home Ryan Kalish with what proved to be the winning run as the Red Sox topped the Seattle Mariners 2-1 to earn a split of their 4-game series at Safeco Field.Mariners starter Jason Vargas stifled the Red Sox for 8 innings allowing one run on an 8th-inning solo home run by Dustin Pedroia (pictured), one of just 5...
David Ortiz has been named the starting designated hitter for the American League All-Star Team. Jarrod Saltalamacchia did not make the All-Star team. Here are the rosters:
C: Mike Napoli, Texas Rangers1B: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers2B: Robinson Cano, New York YankeesSS: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees3B: Adrian Beltre, Texas RangersOF: Josh Hamilton,...
Something tells me that the Boston Red Sox are probably just a little bit happy that they were able to escape the Emerald City with a split of the four-game set with the Seattle Mariners. If they hadn't, it probably wouldn't have been good for their psyches.
The 2-1 win in 10 innings almost didn't happen either.
The offense was being shut down by Jason Vargas through...
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Daniel Nava: Daniel had a nice homer in game 2, but didn't do much in the rest of the series. His average has dipped below .300, and he is not convincing us that he is worthy of being in the lead-off spot.
Dustin Pedroia: He started the series off pretty...