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Boston Red Sox
SEATTLE -- The Boston Red Sox had almost forgotten what it felt like to win. After a seven-game losing streak, all of the games away from Fenway Park, Boston finally turned that around Tuesday with a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. And it wasn't just any 4-3 win. It was a win that came after Seattle was in command with a 3-0 lead and a chance to break the game open. However, Boston starter Jon Lester struck out Justin Smoak and Miguel Olivo to keep the deficit at three runs in the bottom of the fifth, and the Sox exploded for two homers in the top of the sixth. Cody Ross's 20th homer, a three-run bomb off Blake Beavan, tied the game at 3, and Ryan Lavarnway's first homer of the year, a two-out, solo blast off Beavan, completed the scoring for the inning and the game. "I can't put into words how much we needed this one," Lavarnway said. "There is pressure when you play for the Red Sox." Ross said, "It's good to be able to shak...
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There are indications that Farrell -- and not Dale Sveum or Valentine -- was the first choice of the Red Sox last October when the team chose not to retain Terry Francona. Before the notion could pick up...
Bobby Valentine has been the subject of much discussion during his first season at the helm of the Red Sox, and the talk shows no sign of winding down as the Red Sox season does. With Red Sox principal owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington in Seattle for the team's three-game series with the Mariners, while the Sox are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, many...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. For all the trouble the Red Sox have had offensively in recent days, Dustin Pedroia is doing just fine. The Boston second baseman carries a 13-game hitting streak into Monday's game after a...
Ben Cherington joined the Red Sox in Seattle on Monday, fueling speculation that he was preparing to fire manager Bobby Valentine. It turned out that wasn't the case, and that Cherington and Red Sox principal owner John Henry are just in town on a "fact-finding" mission. Cherington took time out of that mission to talk with NESN's Naoko Funayama about the team&...
Football is back! And that means fantasy football is back, too. But with baseball season -- and therefore fantasy baseball -- still in full swing, there's no need to go diving headfirst into the gridiron quite yet. Besides, there are some key differences between fantasy football and baseball that you might not have thought of. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette breaks it down in...
When Jason Vargas talks about being a complete pitcher, he's talking about staying strong for a complete season.
The Seattle lefty stayed on track to meet his goal of having a solid second half, pitching seven solid innings as the Mariners sent the sloppy Boston Red Sox to their season-worst seventh straight loss, 4-1 Monday.
''I feel like the progression I've made...
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Everyone knows that the Boston Red Sox season has been one, big dumpster fire...
And, now, manager Bobby Valentine admits that the 2012 season has been "miserable" and got to address rumors that he was late to the ballpark for a game with Ordway and Michael Holley.
That's when Valentine fought back and wanted to fight back...
The truth hurts, as Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington admits that it’s hard to watch the current Red Sox team play baseball games.
His confession came before Boston’s 4-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Monday. With the loss, the Red Sox have loss a season worst seven games in a row — all on the road — while being outscored 58-16.
“When we made the trade we...
The Red Sox have just been swept in their last two series and headed to Seattle in hopes of getting their first win of the west coast road trip. Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Sox and while he pitched well, the team would still end up with another loss at the end of 9 innings.
The game started off with a shimmer of potential when the Sox scored a run in the top of the 1st...
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the farm.The minor league season has come to an end and the Pawtucket Red Sox were the only team in the Red Sox' system to finish above .500 and clinch a playoff berth.
J.C. Linares (RF):...
In an awkward, sometimes testy, pregame session with reporters Monday, embattled Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine discussed his breakfast meeting with principal owner John Henry. "What do you think, we talked about art? Liverpool?" Valentine said, his voice dripping with sarcasm. "We talked about baseball and our team, obviously. Things that he's concerned...
The Red Sox have labored their way into Labor Day. The Sox entered Monday's action in the midst of a six-game losing streak, which makes it hard to find positives as the team heads down the stretch. The struggles are particularly difficult for Sox fans when you consider where the team usually is in the standings at this time of year. Certainly Boston fans would prefer to see...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist You can never say for certain that a team has given up, but the Red Sox are making it awfully tempting.
They've lost the first six games on this latest West Coast swing, which arrived at the tail end of a five week-long skid that saw them plummet from 3 1/2 games out of a potential playoff spot to the depths of the American...
The Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their seventh straight loss by beating Boston 4-1 in Seattle on Monday. The Red Sox dropped to 0-7 on their road trip as Seattle starter Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings. Vargas (14-9) gave up one run and six hits, while walking nine and striking out five. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth for his 23rd save. Clay Buchholz...
Earlier today Red Sox manager had a testy exchange with WEEI radio hosts Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley, during which (beginning at the 2:55 mark) Valentine said to Ordway, “If I was there I would punch you right in the mouth.”
Bobby Valentine deserves his share of the blame for the Red Sox performance but let’s not forget - he did not assemble the team...