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Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is a bit of a momma’s boy. Napoli’s mother, Donna Rose Torres, has long been an important figure in the 32-year-old’s life, according to’s Ian Browne. Perhaps nothing reflects the strong mother-son bond more than a tattoo located on Napoli’s left arm that features his mom’s hand-written signature with a big rose above it. “It’s a strong relationship, ever since I was a little boy,” Napoli recently told Browne. “My mom worked two jobs to make sure I had everything — me and my brother. She always made sure I was at practice on time. She made sure I had the right equipment. There’s a real strong bond between me and my mother.” Torres and her husband/Napoli’s stepfather, Rick, traveled around last October as the Red Sox embarked on their incredible World Series run. She also plans to be in the stands in Texas this Sunday, when the Red Sox and Rangers meet on Mother’s Day. “We’re still really close,” Napoli said. “She’s just a

Ortiz’s Home Run Gives Him Fourth-Most In Red Sox History (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were held to just one hit Friday night against Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, but they rebounded in a big way Saturday night with an 11-hit, 8-run affair. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was part of that affair, but this wasn’t just your average, everyday hit from Big Papi. Ortiz launched a solo shot out of Globe Life Park in Arlington during the third...

Destination Red Sox Nation – 5/8/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...

Shane Victorino Making Noticeable Impact; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

It appears the Boston Red Sox didn’t like nearly being no-hit. The Red Sox pounded 11 hits Saturday en route to an 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. It was a solid rebound effort for the Red Sox, who were blanked Friday as Rangers starter Yu Darvish fell one out short of tossing the first no-hitter against Boston since 1993. Let’s go over some notes...

Destination Red Sox Nation – 5/9/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...

Red Sox move Steven Wright to 60-day DL

The Boston Red Sox enter a weekend series against the Texas Rangers with a 17-17 record, third in the American League East. There is news on the injury front regarding pitcher Steven Wright, who hasn't pitched all season due to a sports hernia.#175707245 / reported that the Red Sox moved right handed pitcher Steven Wright to the 60-day disabled...

Ortiz Homers and Doubles, Red Sox Beat Rangers 8-3

The Red Sox came within one out of suffering their first no-hitter in 21 years on Friday; they recorded just one out on Friday before ending any visions of a no-hitter. Indeed, the offense erupted early against Rangers starter Martin Perez, pounding out nine hits, walking four times and plating six runs in just 3 2/3 innings, jumpstarting an 8-3 win. The Sox continued to dominate...

Red Sox’s Struggles Against The Rangers Date Back Five Seasons (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have struggled against the Texas Rangers in the past, and Friday night’s 8-0, one-hit loss was no different. The struggle actually dates back five seasons, with the Sox carrying a 16-31 record against the Rangers since 2009. There seems to be no particular reason for the deficit other than the fact that something about Arlington makes them fail to put together...

MLB Unveils Camouflage ‘Stars And Stripes’ Caps For Memorial Day (Photo)

Major League Baseball will be continuing its camouflage theme this Memorial Day. The league unveiled Friday morning the caps each of its 30 teams will wear on Monday, May 26. Here’s what the Boston Red Sox’s version looks like: The caps are similar to last year’s edition but feature team-colored brims rather than all-over camo. There’s been no word as to whether the Memorial...

A.J. Pierzynski Looking Forward To Facing Rangers Ace Yu Darvish (Video)

The Boston Red Sox will begin a three-game series with the Texas Rangers on Friday night, and their first test is a difficult one against star pitcher Yu Darvish. The Rangers ace uses four pitches effectively, including a four-seam fastball that often reaches 95 mph. Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who was Darvish’s teammate in Texas last season, knows exactly what Boston is...

Game 35 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rangers 5/9/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rangers: Red Sox (17-17) Pedroia 2B Victorino RF Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Sizemore LF Bogaerts SS Pierzynski C Middlebrooks 3B Bradley Jr CF Buchholz SP Game time is at 8:05pm EST.

Red Sox optimistic at .500, 1.5 games out

It took eight tries to do it, but the Boston Red Sox have reached the .500 mark. They did so with a two-game-series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds on May 6 and 7 with both games ending in 4-3 victories. The sweep brings their record to 17-17, an even .500, and puts them in a third-place tie with the Toronto Blue Jays. That is a far cry from the 21-13 record and first-place tie they...

David Ortiz should just let the error stand

For Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, the decision could have meant the difference between a no-hitter and just another great outing. For Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, the decision means the difference between a batting average of  .265 or .273. That comes out to .008 or eight points on his average as of May 11. Project that one hit over a full season of 520 at bats, and that...

Red Sox Say “Happy Mother’s Day” in New Video

Coupla quick things about this video: Looks like it was filmed back in spring training or at least early April as Gomes is clean shaven. Also, you’ve gotta love the way Will Middlebrooks slides into the frame at the 1:07 mark. Take that, Adobe After Effects! Lastly, David Ortiz is the man. As if you didn’t know that. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Red Sox Say...

David Ortiz Breaks Up Yu Darvish’s No-Hitter With Two Outs In 9th Inning

Yu Darvish almost tossed a no-hitter against the Red Sox in Arlington on Friday night, but allowed a single David Ortiz with two outs in the 9th inning. It was Darvish’s 126th (and final) pitch of the night. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Game 36 - Red Sox look to bounce back in game 2 vs. Rangers

Photo from MLB.comConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterLast night was rough, no doubt. The Red Sox were completely dominated by Yu Darvish, who was a few inches from throwing a perfect game and a 2-out base hit by David Ortiz in the 9th from a no-hitter while the Rangers owned Red Sox pitching. But, the Sox get back out there tonight for game 2 of the road trip against...
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