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The Boston Red Sox are still owners of the AL's best record, but they have some company thanks to a rough stretch - particularly from the rotation.
Dustin Pedroia will try to help get the Red Sox turned around by continuing his superb production at Fenway Park in the finale of a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins.
Boston (21-13) has dropped five of six thanks largely to the rotation's 7.98 ERA. The starters had a 3.00 ERA during a 7-1 run prior to this slump.
Despite the recent struggles, the Red Sox still have the best record in the AL, but they're now sharing that status with Baltimore and Texas.
Another poor start doomed Boston on Wednesday in a 15-8 loss, with rookie Allen Webster surrendering eight of the 11 runs that Minnesota (15-15) scored in the first two innings.
"A tough night from the mound. A number of pitches found their way to the middle of the plate," said manager John Farrell, whose Red Sox allowed 11 runs while splitting the previo...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s been a little over a calendar year since the Red Sox called up Will Middlebrooks to the majors. Kevin Youkilis went on the DL, and Middlebrooks took over and won the hearts of Boston fans, even in the midst of a miserable season for the Sox. In his first 41 games, he hit .326/.365/.583. It was a fantastic line, especially for a rookie. His performance, coupled with injuries...
It was only a matter of time before the question arose. You know, THE question that everyone in baseball asks when a player is doing well. No, not “what substance is that on his arm?” (Sorry, Clay). The other one.
“Is he on the juice?”
At 37 years old and batting .414 with a 27-game hitting streak, David Ortiz is facing the question. Again...
After seven long years pitching in the minor leagues and going through Tommy John Surgery in 2008, Jose De La Torre will finally get his chance to pitch in the majors. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Allen Webster, who struggled against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday allowing eight runs in less than two innings, to make room for De La Torre. Since being acquired...
Will Middlebrooks, the third base middle-of-the-order bat for the Boston Red Sox, was removed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game after colliding with backup catcher, David Ross.
Middlebrooks, who has developed a reputation for being injury prone in his young career, stayed in the game immediately after the collision (Ross left immediately) in the fifth inning, but eventually...
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Heading into Friday night, the Red Sox, Orioles and Yankees sat tied for first place in the American League East — though New York technically held an edge by percentage point. Boston’s recent struggles, coupled with the O’s season-long consistency and the Yankees’ surprising success despite a glut of injuries, have created some intense competition in one of baseball’s...
The Red Sox don’t open up their road interleague slate for another three weeks. But that doesn’t mean they’re not already preparing.
Red Sox pitchers have already begun taking batting practice. Boston doesn’t travel to an interleague park until May 29 in Philadelphia, but manager John Farrell thinks extra preparation swinging the bat will serve the club well when it does...
The Red Sox might have lost more than a game on Tuesday night after a couple of injuries left the team without Will Middlebrooks and David Ross for the later innings. That said, they still did lose a game in pretty unattractive fashion.
Boston couldn’t solve Twins starter Scott Diamond and only scratched across one run in the ninth inning to avoid a shutout while falling 6-1 to...
John Lackey really can’t catch a break.
Lackey pitched very well in Thursday’s loss to the Twins, yet it’s one play that ultimately doomed his outing and overshadowed everything else that went right. What makes the whole situation stink even more for Lackey is that it isn’t the first time this season he’s had an unfortunate sequence bury him.
The Red Sox jumped out to a...
Allen Webster will get his second start tonight. Photo from the Boston Globe.
Allen Webster is set to make his second career start tonight, according to mlb.com. He'll match up against Jose Hernandez, and it should be an interesting matchup of two promising young talents. According to mlb.com, Webster hit an average velocity of 95 during his last start in April. He is currently...
Once owners of the best record in the majors, the slumping Boston Red Sox now find themselves out of the top spot in the AL East for the first time this season.
The Red Sox hope to get back on track and avoid their seventh loss in eight games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
Boston (21-14) has one win since a major league...
And it was ugly almost from the very start. Following a lead-off strikeout of Jamey Carroll by Red Sox rookie starting pitcher Allen Webster, the Twins banged across 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning en route to a 15-8 rout of Boston at Fenway Park.
Webster (pictured) didn't get through the 2nd inning, going 1.2 innings charged with 8 runs (all earned) on 6 hits (2 were...
5:10 p.m.: Joel Hanrahan visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his throwing arm on Friday. The right-hander is dealing with an injury to his flexor muscle tendon, and he’ll be out at least two months after being transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday.
There is a possibility that Hanrahan’s season is over, but manager John Farrell said that no decision...
After getting spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage a split of their four-game series tonight with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports North. And if you can...