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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-performing and injury-prone players like Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, and Josh Johnson. The Blue Jays are bucking the trend toward shorter-term, fiscally-responsible contracts and they are paying the price. Celebrating a Division title against them will be an affirmation of Boston's 'Three B's' off-season plan: brevity (of contracts) bean-counting (on fiscal issues) and beards (self-evident).
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Jonny Gomes why are you punting beer cans into the stands? Even when the Red Sox have miraculous season, they still can’t shake the stupidity. BST&N: Jonny Gomes has been famed for punting his batting helmet when approaching home plate following some of his walk-off heroics this season. Tonight during the team’s AL East clinching victory, Gomes punted several beer cans into...
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Team ZZ-Bop did it. They went from last to first against all odds and all punditry. They captured the hearts of fans with beards and bravado. Tonight, they finished the deal with Jon Lester firing seven solid innings to capture his 100th career win in the 6-3 victory. They did it with Koji Uehara getting five outs to close it out. They got it from Mike Carp knocking in three of the...
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Last night the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth, so we start to look around the clubhouse and size up the postseason roster.
We have a few holes maybe?
Jacoby Ellsbury went down some time ago after fouling a ball off his foot and breaking a bone in there. He seems confident he will be back in time for the post season. Let...
The Red Sox hosted “Dollar Beard Night” on Wednesday, and gave out $1 tickets to the first 4,000 fans who showed up with a real or fake beard on. The promotion was in honor of the 2013 Red Sox’ dedication to their unique facial hair.
TV personality Halley O’Brien braved the beards of Yawkey Way on Wednesday, and encountered some of Boston’s most dedicated beard-wearers...
One year ago, John Lackey was sitting on the sidelines nursing a surgically repaired shoulder, helplessly watching the Bobby V 93 loss Hindenberg disaster of a season go down in flames.
Lackey was also one of the bloated faces of the chicken and beer brigade that collapsed in 2011 and got manager Terry Francona chased out of Fenway.
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...
A night after clinching their first playoff berth since September 30, 2009, the Boston Red Sox have punched their way into the Major League Baseball playoffs after three disappointing seasons without reaching October baseball. With their weekend home series against the Toronto Blue Jays starting tonight, Boston also has the chance to clinch their first American League East division...
Centre fielder Colby Rasmus left Friday’s game injured as he trotted out to centre field before the bottom of the first inning.
As he was going out to centre field after the Jays had gone in order in the top of the first Rasmus was hit in the left eye by a ball thrown by right fielder Anthony Gose 150 feet away and was removed from the game. Rasmus obviously did not see the ball...
BEER ME! The Red Sox are the 2013 American League East Division Champions! (Stuart Cahill/Boston Herald)
ALL TOGETHER NOW! WHO LOVES THAT DIRTY WATER?
Affix those champagne goggles. Brace yourself for the bear hug. We’re BACK!!
For the first time since 2007, your Boston Red Sox are the American League East Division CHAMPIONS!
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus left Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox after he was hit in the face with a ball while jogging out to the field in the middle of the first inning.
Rasmus was replaced by Kevin Pillar in the lineup.
Rasmus was heading to center field when a ball came from the direction of right fielder Anthony Gose and hit him in the face...
Chris Davis singled home two runs in the top of the twelfth inning to lift the Orioles past the Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park.
The loss was the second in a row for the Red Sox who still saw their magic number to make the playoffs drop to one thanks to the Royals beating Cleveland. A win against the Orioles in the series finale Thursday night would...
Say it with me on the count of three.
1…2…3: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST CHAMPIONS!!!
OK, now that’s over with, time to focus on the next goal, which is clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The AL East Champion Boston Red Sox sit just two games up in the loss column with seven to go for the best record in the American League....
Mark Buehrle feels like good things happen when you stay out on the mound a lot.
The 34-year old left-hander threw six strong innings and reached the 200-inning plateau for a 13th straight season, carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to 4-2 win over the AL East-champion Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
''It's one thing coming into the season that I set my goal at,'&...