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Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
BOSTON — The Rays gave the Red Sox an inch. Boston took a mile.
The Red Sox found themselves in a 2-0 hole Friday after Sean Rodriguez and Ben Zobrist smacked a pair of solo homers off Jon Lester. A strange play in the fourth inning opened the door for the Red Sox’ offense, though, and Boston kept its foot on the gas en route to a 12-2 blowout victory in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Matt Moore held the Red Sox hitless through the first three innings, but Dustin Pedroia opened the bottom of the fourth with a leadoff single into center field. What happened next was not only out of the ordinary, but also game-changing.
David Ortiz smacked a fly ball to deep right field. Wil Myers raced back toward the wall and appeared to have it sized up. Strangely, Myers backed off at the last second, and the ball bounced on the warning track and up into the Red Sox’ bullpen for a ground-rule double.
“From what I was told there, he kind of saw Desmond [Jennings] coming through the corner of his eye and just b...
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2013 ALDS Game 1 Boston Red Sox Starting Lineup (vs. Tampa Bay Rays): Pitcher: Jon Lester, LHP 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 2. Shane Victorino, RF 3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 4. David Ortiz, DH 5. Mike Napoli, 1B 6. Jonny Gomes, LF 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C 8. Stephen Drew, SS 9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B via Red Sox Instagram
David Ortiz looks like he’s adopted some Shane Victorino walk-up music, ’cause he’s not worrying about a thing as the Red Sox prepare for their American League Division Series.
Ortiz and the rest of the Sox were at Fenway Park on Wednesday to get some work in, including a simulated game. Ortiz wasn’t content to just practice his baseball skills, though. When Tom Caron and...
BOSTON — Most pitchers look to keep their emotions in check while on the mound. John Lackey is not most pitchers.
Lackey, who is often animated while toeing the rubber, said Friday that he’ll continue to be the same pitcher he’s always been when he takes the mound for Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday. The veteran has no plans to chill out with the stakes raised.
The Red Sox bats exploded for 12 runs in Game 1 of the ALDS, and Game 2 at Fenway Park provided another stellar offensive performance from the home team.
David Ortiz went yard twice, eight out of the starting nine recorded a hit and Jacoby Ellsbury finished the day with three hits and three runs. The Red Sox will now take a commanding two-game lead down to Tampa for Game 3 on Monday...
While it is only the divisional series, it’s still extremely fitting that the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are set to meet up in the playoffs, isn’t it? After all these two division rivals met 19 times this season as they dueled for the number one spot in the American League East. But while the Red Sox did end up winning the season series, 12-7, this has the makings of a...
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.
It was the first two-homer postseason game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the franchise's first World Series...
I know, I know. Another Bobby V story. Not that anyone cares, but Valentine has had things looking up for him lately. The Sacred Heart University Athletic Director's football team is 5-0 and he has two film projects out, which I doubt any Red Sox fans would touch with a ten-foot pole. Good for you Bobby, but you know what would be better than all that right now? Being John Farrell...
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price lashed out at MLB analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci for being critical of him on TBS’ postgame show Saturday night. Price allowed seven runs over seven innings in the Rays’ 7-4 ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. According to Turner PR, Hayhurst said […]
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder David DeJesus was lucky some idiotic fan sitting down the left field line had terrible aim last night, otherwise DeJesus would have been covered in nasty tobacco juice. Immediately after recording the second out of the eighth inning in Cleveland last night night, DeJesus had a makeshift spittoon hurled in his direction by a nearby fan. Fortunately, the spitter...
Daily Links ESPN Boston http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bostonred-sox&id=31841&city=boston Here's the scouting reports for tonight's game. Price starting vs Lackey. Ross better catch tonight and Lackey will have unbeatable splits. http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bostonred-sox&id=31813&city=boston Bold prediction...
John Lackey (right) and the Red Sox got the better of David Price in a
7-4 victory over Tampa Bay in Game Two of the American League
Divisional Series at Fenway Park on Saturday (USATSI image)
Boston took a stranglehold in its American League Division Series with Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, holding off the Rays...
Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market.
Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each...
Welcome to the big leagues! This isn't your ordinary Pick Four. This is playoffs Pick Four. You have to choose wisely, and be prepared for up to five games for this ALDS edition. Here's your scouting report:
Pitching: We know for sure that Jon Lester, Clay Buchhlolz and John Lackey will play. Shy away from Peavy as he might not get a shot if the Red Sox just absolutely...
They say that life isn’t fair, so get used to it, but there’s times when that cold splash of reality in such a neat package isn’t enough. Being critical isn’t something that is fun (although snark is often the soup de jour these days).
Such is the case when it comes to my view of the Tampa Bay Rays fan base. I have been critical of them (but I don’t hold all fans to the...
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Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)
So, the Red Sox open the ALDS today at 3:07 against Tampa Bay. Is anyone else excited? I know I am. The Red Sox are back in the postseason for the first time since 2009, and today is the one-year anniversery of the day they fired the manager-who-shall-not-be-named. Karma, much? It's fitting that the...