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The Boston Red Sox got closer to the playoffs on Wednesday night even as they missed a chance to clinch their first postseason berth since 2009.
As they went into extra innings against the Baltimore Orioles, the Red Sox were guaranteed at least a tie for the second wild-card berth when the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians. But the Orioles kept Boston from clinching outright with a 5-3 victory in the 12th inning.
''We know where the playoffs are. We know how far away we are. We're not stupid,'' catcher David Ross said moments after the clubhouse TV showed the Tampa Bay Rays beating Texas - also in extra innings - to hold Boston's magic number to clinch an AL East title to two. ''So we feel pretty good about our chances.''
Chris Davis singled in two runs in the 12th inning for Baltimore to help the Orioles avoid elimination in the division race. Baltimore is 10 games back with 11 to play.
That's a good ballclub. We knew at t...
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The Red Sox will open their series with the Orioles by sending Ryan Dempster to the hill on Tuesday night. He will oppose Scott Feldman. Jake Peavy will take on lefty Wei-Yin Chen on Wednesday night, while John Lackey will face sixteen-game winner Chris Tillman on Thursday night. Boston has a realistic chance to clinch the AL East Division crown during this three-game set—assuming...
BOSTON — You probably didn’t need any more proof that this year’s Red Sox team is a loose bunch. But David Ortiz showed just how relaxed they are prior to Thursday’s series finale against the Orioles.
Ortiz barged into John Farrell‘s pregame news conference Thursday and started complaining about the scorekeeper — just as he did during one of Terry Francona‘s pregame...
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)John Lackey was about as good as he's been all year—no-hitting the Orioles for 6 1/3 innings in tonight's 3-1 Red Sox win. The right-hander secured a complete game win giving up just two hits, and striking out eight. Both the no-no and the shutout were ended with a mammoth homerun off the bat of Adam Jones in the seventh. Boston started...
With the Boston Red Sox nine games up on the Rays and 10 games to go , not even Bobby V serving up Popeyes and Budweiser could derail this team from winning the American League East. Unless the Sharknado hits Boston, the Sox will start their World Series quest Oct. 9 at Fenway Park.
The Sox will have decisions to make when it comes to the playoff...
Nomar At 2003 ALCS (FenwayNation Photo)Red Sox icon Nomar Garciaparra thinks the Red Sox are one of three teams that can win the World Series this year. Based on late-seasons momentum, the former Red Sox shortstop thinks Boston, Detroit and the Dodgers are best suited to go all the way. Nomar picked the World Champion San Francisco Giants to win last year, "I really gauge...
FenwayNation PhotoShane Victorino, who jammed his right (top hand) thumb in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles will not be in tonight's lineup for the final game of the series. He was replaced late in yesterday's contest and is considered day-to-day. Jackie Bradley, Jr. will get the start in centerfield tonight, flanked by Daniel Nava in right and Mike Carp in left. Boston—with...
All right, let’s try this again.
The Red Sox will have another chance to punch their ticket to the postseason Thursday night as they wrap up a three-game series with Baltimore. Because the Indians lost to Kansas City on Tuesday, the Sox now need just one win to clinch a playoff spot.
With a pair of their usual starters — Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino –nursing injuries...
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 Boston Red Sox clinched their first postseason berth since 2009, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday night behind John Lackey's two-hitter.
Coming off a last-place finish and a 69-93 record - their most losses since 1965, the Red Sox have rebounded under first-year manager John Farrell and ensured at least a wild-card berth in the postseason. They lowered their magic...
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Listen, I love what John Lackey has done for the Red Sox this year, but did you see him after the game? What a goofball. Other than characters in some eighties valley girl B-movie, who says “fer sher?” But whatever. I can’t believe I’m about to say this – that dude can pitch!
The Lackster pitched a complete game two-hitter, allowing just one measly run. Throw in eight...
The Red Sox’ destiny is in their own hands — they can secure a spot in the playoffs with a win Thursday night against the Orioles.
Buck Showalter has a 33-24 record against the Red Sox as manager of the Orioles, and the birds have been successful in taking 9 of 6 against the Sox this season, so Thursday’s game could be a true test. The Sox can only clinch if they beat the O’s...
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...
Blotto Yankee Fan Ruins Red Sox WinSince Buck Showalter is in town, it's fitting that we cite a Red Sox-related event involving the Orioles manager that happened twenty years ago tonight. Back then, Showalter was managing another team you may have heard of—the New York Yankees. In 1993, both the Yankees and the Red Sox were pathetic also-rans (much like the Yankees this year...
Boston continues its final homestand of the regular season, heading into a three-game set against the desperate Baltimore Orioles with the magic number for clinching the American League East down to four. The Sox will be set around -175 series favorites by Bovada oddsmakers.
The Orioles have some work to do to reach the postseason for the second year in a row. They enter this week...