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Red Sox- Racial Issues Matter

Three players a largely responsible for the Red Sox’ recent surge- Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr and David Ortiz. Betts has a chance to become the Sox first 20-20 man (homers and stolen bases) in a number of years. Bradley has blossomed in August, both at bat and in the field.  Ortiz is approaching 500 homers. The Globe’s Peter Abraham has all kinds of statistics...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 132 Preview: Yankees at Red Sox

The Red Sox have been finding out that playing the role of spoiler fits them just well. They've won 3 out of their last 4 against the two New York teams, currently playoff bound, and have had some really interesting/fun games for fans to watch. Last night once again, the bullpen for the Sox struggled to produce a clean outing and was almost knocked out by a Didi Gregorius with a...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Just Barely Hold On To Take First Game With Yankees

The Red Sox and the Yankees faced off for the first game in a 3 game set.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Ivan Nova for the Yankees.  The Yankees scored first, but thanks to homers from Mookie Betts and David Ortiz the Sox were able to snag the lead.  Jean Machi struggled in the 9th, but was able to just barely squeak out the save. The Yankees struck first...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz And Mookie Go 'Yard' As Sox Smite Evil Ones, 4-3

(AP Photo)Jean Machi has to be sent to his room without supper—and without any more opportunities to blow saves. He almost blew another one last night, but Boston hung on for a 4-3 win over The Bronx Embalmers. The Red Sox offense was defined by two home runs—a two-run blast by Mookie Betts (his 13th on the year) and the 495th career HR (a solo shot) by David Ortiz. Jackie Bradley...
Via FenwayNation
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Red Sox Notes: Jean Machi Nearly Blows Save Again In Boston’s 4-3 Win

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox took the first game of their series against the New York Yankees on Monday, but it nearly didn’t happen that way. The contest was an exciting one through eight innings. The Red Sox and Yankees traded leads. David Ortiz hit his 495th career homer, a solo shot, in the fourth inning after Mookie Betts hit a two-run jack in the third. It was close,...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Papi blasts HR No. 495, Red Sox keep Yankees 1.5 games back

  David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games. Didi Gregorius had four singles for New York, which had scored 20 runs on Sunday to complete a three...
Via AP on Fox
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Ortiz hits career No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games. Didi Gregorius had four singles for New York, which had scored 20 runs on Sunday to complete...
Via AP on Fox
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Red Sox Wrap: David Ortiz Hits Homer No. 495 In 4-3 Win Over Yankees

BOSTON — There’s never a dull moment in a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The rivals met at Fenway Park on Monday to start a three-game series in what ended up being an evenly matched contest. But David Ortiz continued his climb to 500 home runs with a solo shot in the fourth inning to give Boston the lead, and the team didn’t let go of it even with...
Via NESN.com
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Big Papi Crushes Career Home Run No. 495

David Ortiz, aka Bog Papi, has been crushing baseballs for a longtime. Over the years he has crushed quite a few of them. He has hit at least 30 in eight of his 18 seasons, three times he has hit more than 40, and his career high for a single season is 54. So--yeah, he's kind of good at hitting home runs.Monday night, in the bottom of the fourth against the New York Yankees, he crushed...
Via FatManWriting
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David Ortiz Blasts 495th Home Run Onto Green Monster Vs. Yankees (Video)

David Ortiz is one step closer to joining the 500 club. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter launched his 495th career home run onto the Green Monster in the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the New York Yankees. In fact, the 1-1 pitch off Ivan Nova landed pretty close to the home run counter the Red Sox put up for Ortiz. It was Ortiz’s 29th homer of 2015. Ortiz...
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David Ortiz Home Run Counter Added On Top Of Green Monster (Photo)

The Boston Red Sox are nearing the end of their disappointing 2015 campaign, but the excitement is just getting started for David Ortiz. The designated hitter needed 34 home runs before this season to reach to 500 club, and he’s well on his way there. Ortiz has hit 494 in his career after launching two home runs against the New York Mets this weekend, passing Lou Gehrig and Fred...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: David Ortiz Must-Start Vs. Yankees At Fenway (Video)

David Ortiz has been a different player since the All-Star break, and sits six long balls shy of the 500 home run club. Since returning from the midseason break on July 17, Ortiz has hit .333 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 36 RBIs and 25 runs. He also owns a 1.087 OPS in those 39 games. Monday shouldn’t be much different for Ortiz, as his Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees...
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2016 Red Sox Outfield Plays Tonight Against Evil Empire

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Travis Shaw 1B, Rusney Castillo RF, Brock Holt 2B, Ryan Hanigan C, Jackie Bradley, Jr. LF. Eduardo Rodriguez will take to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
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Game 131 Preview: Yankees at Red Sox

As the Sox look to finish up the season strong, they will begin their last home series against the Yankees tonight. The Yankees have been in the playoff hunt throughout the second half of the season and will look to gain some ground in the Wild Card standings against the last place Red Sox team. But the Sox are trying to finish off a somewhat surprisingly positive month of play....
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Bullpen Lets Down Red Sox Again, Lose To Mets, 5-4

(Getty Images)In a recurring 2015 theme, the Red Sox bullpen gave away another win—yielding a tie-breaking run in the seventh inning in a 5-4 loss at Flushing Meadows. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (RBI double) and Mookie Betts (RBI triple) had tied the score at four—before the 'pen let the game slip away. David Ortiz clouted his 494th career HR—allowing him to pass Lou Gehrig and Fred...
Via FenwayNation
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Big Papi Has Big Praise For Mets Pitching Staff

With the Mets sending Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard to the mound against Boston, David Ortiz came away extremely impressed. He talked to reporters after Sunday’s game and offered a lot of high praise for the Mets’ excellent rotation. “The Mets, with that pitching staff,” Ortiz told reporters, “they’re not too far away […]
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Sox Lose Series Finale Against Mets In Seesaw Game

The Red Sox came into the final game of the series hoping for a sweep.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Snydergaard for the Mets.  The game went back and forth, but then the Mets went ahead in the 7th and kept the lead for good. The Mets got on the scoreboard first when Wade Miley gave up an RBI in the 2nd inning.  It ended up being the Mets pitcher who scored the RBI...
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Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Noah Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run Sunday afternoon. That changed in a hurry when David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Ortiz sent a 97-mph Syndergaard fastball screaming off the second deck at Citi Field for a two-run homer. The home run was the 494th of Ortiz’s career. He now sits all alone in 27th on the all-time home runs list and needs six over the...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo All Sit For Red Sox Vs. Mets

The Boston Red Sox will be without a number of their regulars when they take the field Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo all were left out of the starting lineup Boston’s visit to the New York Mets. Ortiz (heel) and Ramirez (shoulder) both are dealing with injuries, but Castillo’s absence is a bit surprising. Instead, Alejandro De...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

'Thirty-Four' Has 'Thirty-Four' Games To Get Seven HRs

David Ortiz (#34) has thirty-four games left to hit the 500 career home run mark this season. After clouting his 493rd career round-tripper yesterday, Big Papi will get roughly 135 more at-bats to nail seven more 'taters'. That's a home run every twenty at-bats. This is now well within the realm of possibility—and would salvage some degree of dignity for the 2015 season. Last season...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Ties Lou Gehrig; Clay Buchholz Done For Season

David Ortiz inched one step closer to the 500-home run plateau Friday night. The Boston Red Sox slugger sent the first pitch he saw from New York Mets reliever Logan Verrett in the seventh inning over the wall at Citi Field, opening the scoring for the Red Sox in a game they eventually won 6-4 in 10 innings. The home run was the 493rd of Ortiz’s career, tying him with Lou Gehrig...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Scratched From Tonight's Sox Lineup

At the last minute, Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox lineup tonight in Flushing. The party line is that it's 'shoulder fatigue'—but could it be an August waiver deadline deal? Stay tuned! In the meantime, here is the full Boston lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz 1B, Brock Holt 2B, Rusney Castillo RF, Blake Swihart C, Jackie...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Starts At First Base As Red Sox Visit Matt Harvey, Mets

David Ortiz will pick up the glove once again for the Boston Red Sox on Friday as they begin their final road interleague series of 2015. Ortiz, usually Boston’s designated hitter, will start at first base against New York Mets ace Matt Harvey at Citi Field. Ortiz sat out Wednesday’s 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox, as did Pablo Sandoval, who will start at third base and bat...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. “Hanley has a good...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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