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Dustin Pedroia has been an Iron Man for the Sox this season, playing in all but one of the team's 129 games to date.
New York has its Lou Gehrig. Baltimore has its Cal Ripken, Jr. And cast from that same mold, Boston has its own Man of Iron in Dustin Pedroia.
Dependable, durable and an relentless demagogue both in the clubhouse and on the field, Pedroia has been one of the driving forces in Boston’s surprising worst-to-first turnaround in the American League East to date.
He’s not just the heart and soul of the Sox. He’s the churning guts. The chipped tooth. The scraped and bloodied knee.
Pedroia has played in all but one of Boston’s 129 games this season, despite having sufficient reasons to take a rest and ride the pine.
On opening Day he suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb while sliding head-first into first base. Should have been out six to eight weeks. Not Pedroia. Played right through...
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On Sunday night, when the Red Sox and Dodgers square off on national TV, it will be the one-year anniversary of The Great Punto Trade—in which Boston shed $250 million of dead contract weight and gained two young pitching prospects (Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster). Ironically, the deal has worked out well for both clubs this year—as they each lead their respective divisions...
A four-run first inning was all the offense Jon Lester needed to lead the Red Sox past the surging Dodgers Saturday afternoon.
Jonny Gomes‘ three run homer capped the productive inning, and Lester was dominant on the mound, allowing only 3 hits and one earned run, while striking out six over 7 1/3 innings. The left-hander has found his groove in the second half of the season, posting...
The Red Sox just can't scratch out runs when John Lackey's on the mound.
For the sixth time this season, they gave the right-hander no offensive support in losing 2-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in the opener of the interleague series.
Lackey (8-11) tossed his first complete game in nearly four years, but was the tough-luck loser despite allowing just two...
The above young lady in the fuchsia dress, enjoying a sip of spirits with her fellow lady friend is adult film actress Rachel Starr. She was the topic of conversation on yesterday’s Junkies program on 106.7 The Fan in Washington DC, as the hosts of the sports talk radio show learned that she is dating Boston Red Sox catcher Mike Napoli, which became evident the other day when she...
The Boston Red Sox and NESN have been without their color commentator during Red Sox broadcasts while Jerry Remy stepped away for a leave of absence, following the arrest of Remy’s son Jared.
Jared Remy was arrested on Aug. 16 for allegedly fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel in Waltham, Mass.
Dennis Eckersley has been filling in for the long...
Jim Rogash/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO—If Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster was looking for full support from his teammates for hitting New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in the second inning of Sunday’s game, he will not have it. David Ortiz told Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today Sports on Thursday that he did not agree with Dempster hitting Rodriguez in that situation...
The Red Sox spend the better part of August on the road, so I really wasn’t expecting a 28-0 month out of them. And at 10-11 so far on the month, they’re playing at about the clip I’d figured.
What’s more alarming are the thin margins they’re losing games by, coupled with the offense’s maddening propensity to get shut down.
So far in August, the Sox have lost seven games...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spoke with USA Today Sports about his feelings on the Ryan Dempster and Alex Rodriguez fiasco. “I didn’t like it. I don’t think it was the right thing to do,” Ortiz said. “But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster is a great guy.”
Not only does Ortiz think that Dempster’s actions were wrong, but he doesn’t...
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It has been a bit up and down with the Red Sox starting pitching.
Some days it has been amazing and results in wins, other days it has blown up in their faces.
Felix Doubront can attest to being on both sides of that coin. His 24 starts this season have been on average around 5-6 innings per start with a few spikes in there in both directions...
With the Red Sox set to meet the Dodgers this weekend, almost exactly after last year’s franchise-shaking trade, all the major players in the deal have been asked to reflect upon their time in Boston.
Josh Beckett did so in an interview with WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford earlier this week, and his depiction of the atmosphere surrounding the Red Sox clubhouse was not a favorable one...
Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox. Eventually, the rookie settled down but his team mounted its comeback too late.
Ryu lost consecutive decisions for the first time in his career, giving up four runs and five hits in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-2 loss on Sunday that ended their four-game winning streak.
Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer off...
The Red Sox effectively pressed the reset button and turned their entire situation around last August when they completed their big trade with the Dodgers. It wasn’t the only deal that Boston considered, though.
The Red Sox discovered that there was interest in Josh Beckett last season, and they explored at some length a number of different trade combinations with the Rangers,...
BOSTON (AP) -- Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.
But don't expect a lot of regrets, either.
Almost a year after the trade that sent the three high-priced and under-performing players -- along with Nick Punto -- to the Dodgers, both...
One year after completing one of the biggest trades in baseball history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers stand at the top of their respective divisions.
The old band gets together tonight at Dodger Stadium for the first time since that blockbuster deal.
The Red Sox (75-54) currently hold a one-game edge over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL...
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One year ago today, the Red Sox were on the verge of completing a nine-player trade with the Dodgers that stunned all of baseball.
Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Adrian Gonzalez — three All-Star players...