Found September 07, 2013 on FenwayNation:
(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)This could get habit-forming. The Red Sox scored nine runs off the Yankee bullpen in the seventh and eighth to take a satisfying 12-8 win in the Bronx. The big blow was a two-out, two-strike, off-the-top-of-the-right-field-wall grand slam by Mike Napoli that tied the game. Then, Shane Victorino did his thing again—a game winning two-run HR. The late offensive resuscitation allowed us to forget about an abysmal Felix Doubront start—just 3.2 innings and 6 earned runs given up. But, this team has been able to overcome that bad outing and another shaky one by Jake Peavy on Thursday. The Red Sox bullpen gave up just two runs in 4.2 innings; their Yankee counterparts gave up nine runs over three innings. Five Red Sox hitters had multiple-hit games in the 15-hit attack—including Will Middlebrooks who clouted his 14th HR. As good as beating the Yankees is, even better news came from out West, where Tampa lost again—giving Boston a 7.5 game division lead.

The Surviving Grady Podcast: The AL East Race, Jen Royle, Good Causes and Drinking with Mike Napoli

For our latest podcast, we’re joined yet again by our good pal Jen Royle, and discussion topics include Koji Uehara’s sideburns, the race for the AL East, Jen’s upcoming charity event on September 16, drinking with Mike Napoli, Jenny Dell in a dunk tank, flavored vodkas, things you don’t want to do on webcam, Brian Daubach getting bodyslammed, and Red’s spank bank. It...

Victorino makes catch, helps fan

Shane Victorino reached base three times in Wednesday night's run-scoring bonanza at Fenway Park -- and he flashed some nice leather as well. With two outs in the top of the fourth -- before the game devolved into a home run derby -- Victorino went soaring into the seats along the first base line to retire Tigers leadoff man Austin Jackson, stranding runners on the corners....

Mike Napoli, Red Sox’ Offense Flex Muscle With Another Powerful Effort Against Yankees

Mike Napoli started the scoring and finished the scoring Saturday. In between, the Red Sox’ offense continued its recent trend of beating the crap out of opposing pitchers. The Red Sox have ridden their starting pitching for much of the second half, but in recent days, the bats have become engulfed in flames. The hot-hitting Sox broke out the big sticks again Saturday, blasting...

Napoli's grand slam sparks comeback, 12-8 in the Bronx

This time the seventh inning comeback belonged to the Red Sox. And this time the team rallying from behind never looked back once it got ahead. A night after the New York Yankees scored six times in the seventh to erase a five-run deficit only to lose in extra innings the Red Sox erased a five-run lead with five runs and tacked on four more to stun the Yankees 12-8. Mike...

Boston Red Sox Weekly: Bats come alive

AL East Standing: 1st Weekly Record: 5-2 Current Record: 87-58 (Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)   59 That’s the amount of runs of the Red Sox have scored in the past 7 days, a clip of 8.4 runs per game. Of course three of those games went...

Napoli hits slam as BoSox rally again

Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the seventh, Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the New York Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

Four Real? Red Sox vs Yankees 9-6-13

Mike Napoli hit a grand slam to spark a huge Boston comeback in a 12-8 win over the Yankees Friday night (Al Bello/Getty Images) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Red Sox Nation: are you starting to believe? One night removed from coughing up a five-run lead to the Yankees in the seventh inning before eventually staging a come-from-behind win in extra innings, Mike Napoli...

Felix Doubront Says His Mechanics Were ‘Off,’ Has ‘No Words’ to Describe Rough Outing (Video)

The Red Sox came away with another improbable win Friday night in the Bronx, but starter Felix Doubront put them in a hole early. Doubront lasted just 3 2/3 innings for the second consecutive start, allowing three runs on six hits and six walks. The left-hander was appreciative of his team’s late rally — Mike Napoli‘s grand slam tied erased a four-run deficit in the seventh...

Joba Chamberlain Says Replay ‘Speaks for Itself’ After Being Ejected in Loss to Red Sox

Shane Victorino came very close to going around on a check swing in the 10th inning of Thursday’s game, so close, in fact, that you could make the argument he did offer at the pitch from Joba Chamberlain. First base umpire Joe West didn’t think Victorino went around, and his opinion was the only one that mattered. Victorino, given a second life after what could have been strike...

Napoli homers lift BoSox over Yanks

Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and the Boston Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium, bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Peavy, Doubront, Lackey, Lester Face Evil Ones

The Red Sox open a four-game series with the increasingly irrelevant Evil Empire tonight, sending Jake Peavy to the mound to face Ivan Nova. On Friday, Felix Doubront will take to the hill against fellow left-hander Andy "HGH" Pettitte. On Saturday afternoon, John Lackey will take on someone named David Huff and Sunday afternoon's match-up will feature Jon Lester against...

Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury sits out with sore foot

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup against the New York Yankees because of a sore right foot. Shane Victorino shifted over from right field Friday night to make his fifth start of the season in center. Victorino also moved into Ellsbury's leadoff spot for the fifth time. Red Sox manager John Farrell says Ellsbury aggravated his ailing foot when...

Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (9/6/13)

After dropping the first game of a very important four, Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.01 ERA) will try and get the Yanks back on track against Felix Doubront (10-6, 3.89 ERA.) Pettitte will look to continue building on his recent success against Boston. The veteran lefty has allowed six runs over his last 25 2/3 innings, including a win against the Red Sox where he gave up three unearned...

Game 145: Red Sox at Yankees - Sox bring brooms, boomsticks to Bronx

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Beard or no beard, the Boston Red Sox are mashing the baseball right now. Another four home runs Saturday gave the team 17 over its last four games – during a span in which the Red Sox have scored 54 runs. It was Mike Napoli (twice), Jonny Gomes and Xander Bogaerts supplying the power Saturday afternoon. Bogaerts hit his first career home run...

Horrific To Terriffic; Sox Blow It, Stow It, 9-8

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)In a matter of minutes this one went from the worst loss of the year to one of the most satisfying wins. The Red Sox blew a 7-2 lead in the seventh inning, only to tie it 8-8 in the ninth against Mariano Rivera and win it in the tenth against Joba 'The Mutt' Chamberlain. A two-out single by Mike Napoli got it started in the ninth—and...
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