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If there's one thing you can say about Trot Nixon that's more definitive than anything else, it's that he played the game the right way. Nixon showed immeasurable grit, toughness and passion during his 10 years in Boston, while also having a flair for the dramatic. He became the poster child for the term "dirt dog," which represents exacty the type of player that Red Sox Nation loves. The former Boston outfielder was on hand for Monday's Memorial Day matinee at Fenway Park, and he was honored by the Red Sox during a pregame ceremony. As part of the festivities,...
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Pedroia was injured in the fifth inning when he made a diving stop of a ball hit by Danny Worth.
Ranging far to his left, Pedroia stopped the ball, scrambled to get up and made the throw to first to end...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Ryan Sweeney's bright Hollywood smile said more about the outfielder's excitement to be back in the Red Sox lineup than any of his postgame comments on Monday. After missing the...
Dustin Pedroia has been diagnosed with a torn abductor muscle in his right thumb. The injury typically takes a month to heal, however, Pedroia is going to be fitted with a splint and will attempt to play through the injury.
Pedroia sustained the injury in Monday Night’s game with making a diving play in the sixth inning. Although the play was worthy of a web gem, it ended up being...
BOSTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia currently leads all catchers in the majors with eight homers. The Red Sox backstop has been sizzling at the plate, belting three homers in the last six games. He's lifted his RBI total to 21 while raising his batting average to .274 from the .080 on April 19 -- and for that matter, a .221 average on May 21. His teammates are paying close notice...
Felix Doubront continues the roll he's on as he goes six innings, allowing just two runs and he gets in his fourth win in five decisions as the Sox beat the Tigers, 7-4.
The Sox got to Doug Fister early as they managed to score five runs in the first three innings. There was a blessing in diguise as Mike Aviles appeared to strike out but the umpires declared it to be a foul...
His last name is 14 letters long, and with the way he has been hitting the baseball, he has a legitimate shot of landing a spot on the team comprised of the best players from 14 American League teams. Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- yes, it is 14 letters and the longest last name in baseball history -- has been the talk around Boston for the past week. Now, his name is being associated...
Daniel Nava was in just his second game atop the Red Sox lineup, and the career minor leaguer was forced to leadoff the game against the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award winner. Justin Verlander made quick work of Nava the first time through the order, inducing the outfielder into a slow-rolling ground out to third base. But after working a walk his next time at the dish, Nava...
Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Sox and probably had his best outing to date, however this time the Rays had the late inning rally against our closer and took the win.
Clay pitched well and left the game in line for a win. Buchholz gave up his first run in the 4th inning with a Zobrist RBI ground out with Joyce on 3rd. Clay didn't give up his 2nd run until the 7th...
Theo Epstein expected some rough stretches for the Chicago Cubs. He didn't envision this.
With 12 straight losses entering Monday's game against San Diego, the Cubs were on one of the longest skids in franchise history and tied with Minnesota for the worst record in the majors.
Epstein says he doesn't think ''this is indicative of the type of team we are'...
On Opening Day, the Red Sox sent out a rejuvenated lineup, ace Jon Lester and general feel-goods as Fenway Park turned 100. The Tigers sent out Justin Verlander, and it was more than enough. The defending American League MVP and Cy Young award winner went eight scoreless innings that day, striking out seven batters and allowing just two hits. It was a heartbreaking loss for a Red...
BOSTON -- Daniel Nava hit a three-run double, and the Boston Red Sox pounded Detroit ace Justin Verlander to move above .500 for the first time this season, beating the Tigers 6-3 Tuesday night. It was the 13th win in 18 games for the steadily climbing Red Sox (25-24), who remain last in the AL East but are just 3 1/2 games out of first place. Prince Fielder had a solo homer...
Now that lineup is stacked!
Red Sox (23-24)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (4-2, 3.96)
Mookie Betts is a shortstop (who is being converted to second base) who was drafted by the Red Sox in the 5th round of last year’s draft. He had committed to Tennessee but he signed on August 15th for $750,000 with the Sox and played in one game for the GCL Red Sox, where he went 2-4 with a stolen base.
According to SoxProspects, he is known for his athleticism and is projected...
The clubhouse door opened up and the Tampa Bay Rays could be seen dancing - a stark contrast to what happened a night earlier.
Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Boston closer Alfredo Aceves, and the Rays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, a day after losing in the final inning.
''We're a lot of fun when we win,&...
BOSTON -- For nine years, Carl Crawford shined in Tampa Bay. Due to the outfielder's contributions, the Rays ascended from the bottom tier of Major League Baseball to the upper echelon. Although Crawford plays for Boston, former teammate and Rays first baseman Carlos Pena continues to keep in touch with him. And Pena is abreast of the slew of injuries that have prevented Crawford...