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Boston Red Sox
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BOSTON — The Red Sox are 1-0 in September. Maybe this team is different.
The Red Sox have had a special season, to say the least, but there’s long been an elephant standing outside of Boston’s clubhouse: September. The Red Sox went 7-20 during their historic September collapse of 2011, only to follow up with a 7-22 end to 2012. That history has been enough to create a hint of doubt in even the most optimistic supporters, but this year’s group has repeatedly insisted that the past is the past.
“I think the holdover players are aware of what’s taken place here in the past, but we’ve got so many new faces and that was evident when we broke spring training with eight or nine new players from a year ago,” manager John Farrell said Saturday. “I think the attitude [in the clubhouse] is completely different than it’s been maybe over the last couple of years. Just hearing the talk that is down there, it’s a confident group, but certainly not one that takes anything for granted and that shows...
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In an attempt to bolster their infield depth for stretch run, the Boston Red Sox acquired veteran infielder John McDonald from the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night in exchange for Single-A pitcher Nefi Ogando. The Red Sox will become McDonald’s fourth team this season but Boston mainly acquired him for his leadership on and off the field and versatility. Despite only hitting...
John McDonald is finally playing in his own backyard.
McDonald — a New London, Conn., native, Scituate, Mass., resident and Providence College product — is now suiting up for the Red Sox in his 15th major league season. While it marks McDonald’s seventh major league team and fourth of 2013, the 38-year-old journeyman always viewed Boston as a potential destination.
With the first of September came a flurry of roster moves.
The Red Sox announced a number of moves before Sunday’s game against the White Sox. Boston has added pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, outfielder Quintin Berry, catcher Ryan Lavarnway and infielders Brandon Snyder and John McDonald.
De La Rosa and Lavarnway were recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Berry was selected to the active...
The Red Sox have designated once prominent reliever Daniel Bard for assignment on Sunday due to the need for a spot on their 40-man roster.
The 26-year old Bard, a key part of the back end of Boston's bullpen from 2009-11, has battled control problems the last two seasons.
The Red Sox recalled recently acquired Quintin Berry as part of their September call-ups Sunday. Berry...
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)If John Lackey were married to the Boston Red Sox lineup, he could sue for non-support. Once again, Lackey delivered a quality start and saw his teammates get skunked in a 3-0 loss to Detroit. The right-hander went 7 1/3 innings giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out five. Over Lackey's last 10 starts, Boston has averaged...
Daniel Bard pitched and inning for Class A Lowell on Saturday , walked four and struck out two. This morning the team designated Bard for assignment and called outfielder Quintin Berry, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and third baseman Brandon Snyder.
Bard has struggled to find control of his pitches walking 27 in 15 1/3 innings in the minors this...
Felix Doubront is back to his dominating ways.
After a pair of spotty starts in August, the left-hander was lights out against the Giants on Aug. 21, twirling an eight-inning gem, and Doubront followed that start in San Francisco with another stellar performance against the Orioles on Monday night in the series opener.
The O’s only threat came in the second inning when Doubront...
The Boston Red Sox lost a pair of outfielders, Jacoby Ellsbury
and Shane Victorino, during yesterday’s weekend finale against the Chicago
White Sox. Ellsbury exited with a nagging thumb injury, while Victorino is
dealing with a left hip contusion. While the ailments were enough to send both
players to the showers early, manager John Farrell hopes to have Ellsbury and
After back-to-back strong performances from Felix Doubront in his last two starts, the left-hander struggled mightily when he took the mound on Sunday.
Doubront tossed three solid innings against the White Sox, but he was chased early after giving up four runs in the fourth inning. The outing marks the shortest start Doubront has had since Sept. 1, 2012. Despite the shaky start,...
Jake Peavy's known for studying hitters. It certainly gave him an edge against his former teammates.
Peavy pitched seven strong innings, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Acquired in a three-team, seven-player deal July 30 that sent infielder Jose Iglesias to Detroit, Peavy...
The Boston Red Sox look to continue their great play as of late as they look for their eight win in their last nine games. After sweeping the American League Central last place team the Chicago Whitesox the Red Sox look to continue that against the Detroit Tigers. The big question is if reigning American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera will play in this series after resting...
The Red Sox had their chances early & often but they were just unable to capitalize on the opportunities and the Sox get shutout by the Tigers, 3-0.
They had Tigers pitcher Doug Fister on the ropes early. In each of the first two innings, he walked the first two men he saw but was able to work out of it by inducing a double play both times. From then on, Fister was able to regain...
Red mentioned all of the AL East foes the Red Sox will be facing this month, but he forgot they also have to face a playoff contender in the Tigers. Today’s shutout was just another in a long line of ineffective performances against a quality pitcher. And Fister is the Tigers’ third or fourth starter.
The loss was another tough luck day for Lackey, who once again pitched well...
A potential ALCS preview takes center stage on Labor Day as the Detroit Tigers visit the Boston Red Sox, two of the top teams in the American League. Detroit (80-57) leads the AL Central by 7.5 games over the Indians. Boston (82-56) has a 5.5 game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East. Both teams are poised to make the postseason and could be on a...
Well, it's not the infielder you expected. Today, on the waiver trade deadline, the Phillies traded infielder John McDonald and cash to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Nefi Ogando. The Red Sox are McDonald's fifth organization this season. Ogando is 24 years old and has never played above class...