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ALCS Game 2: Tigers at Red Sox - Down 0-1, Boston sends Buchholz to even series

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer This is what Red Sox Nation feared. Jon Lester put his best foot forward and the Red Sox offense went missing. Now, the team finds itself in a 1-0 hole in the ALCS with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander on tap for the Tigers. For two offenses that finished first and second in Major League Baseball in five of the seven top offensive categories,...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bad umping vs. bad bats - who gets the blame?

Photo from author Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer Hint: It's not Joe West. I was at last night's game, and as much as I would love to put the blame squarely on the shoulders of Joe West, that is not the case. Look, you get 27 outs in a game and if 17 of those outs are strikeouts, then it's not the umpire's fault for calling a bad strike zone...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Speed is a Lonely Quest for Quintin Berry

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Speed is an amazing thing. Just as Jacoby Ellsbury, or Shane Victorino. Nothing like being a base running threat or being able to beat out an infield hit. Quintin Berry has taken this to a new level, making the Red Sox postseason roster based solely on his ability to move fast, very fast. After last nights loss in game one of the ALCS,...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Game1 ALCS: It's tough to score without a hit

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer Advantage Detroit. Daniel Nava's bloop single to center in the bottom of the ninth inning broke up what had been to that point a combined no-hitter by five Detroit Tigers pitchers in a 1-0 loss at Fenway Park in Game One of the American League Championship Series. It would have been the first time a combined no-hitter was thrown in the postseason...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

ALCS Game 1: Tigers at Red Sox - Game on for AL Pennant

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer No one said it’d be easy. But this is reason this team was built. The two best teams in the American League will clash for a chance to go to the World Series. The Boston Red Sox host the Detroit Tigers for Game 1 of the ALCS at Fenway Park tonight. Home-field advantage will be a factor as the Tigers are coming off back-to-back cross-country flights...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

ALCS Preview: Red Sox and Tigers

The American League Championship Series begins tonight at Fenway Park. The worst-to-first Boston Red Sox take on the defending AL champion Detroit Tigers. This is the first time Detroit and Boston, two of the major leagues most historic franchises, have met in the postseason. Detroit won the season series 4-3, but the Red Sox outscored the Tigers 43-35 including a 20-4 beat down...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Step aside, Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan

Photo Courtesy of NESN Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer This season has had a "team of destiny" feel to it so far, even the injuries. That includes injuries to the first 2 closers, Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey. They were unfortunate, but it did a lot more good then harm. Makes no sense, right? It's rare that injuries actually help a team. Except...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Who gets the credit for 2013?

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer We’ve all heard the story of how the Red Sox went from worst to first. But who gets the credit? Is it the players, the coaches, or the management? Well, it’s a little bit of everyone, and here’s the breakdown: John Farrell: Farrell definitely gets most of the credit here. After such a horrible season with The Manager Who Must Not Be Named...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Buchholz gets the nod for Game 2, ALCS rotation set

Clay Buchholz will start Game 2 of the ALCS at Fenway Park. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Just as we expected yesterday, Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced the ALCS rotation with Clay Buchholz scheduled to pitch Game 2. The Red Sox will host the Detroit Tigers in Games 1 and 2 this weekend to begin the series. Boston defeated Tampa...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Farrell to not tinker with roster

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer It looks as if manager John Farrell is happy with the 25 man roster that he had for the ALDS against Tampa Bay, as he will not be changing it at all for the series against the Detroit Tigers. One of the major questions that Farrell had to answer before the ALDS was the choice to include Franklin Morales to pitch out of the bullpen instead of putting...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Expectations for Red Sox in 2014

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We have had a great 2013 season, made a good solid run so far in the postseason, and hold the ALDS crown with the ALCS series coming up. Will this ride end there or find us cheering on into the night as they make a World Series bid? Either way, this has been an amazing recovery from the 2012 Red Sox, where they lost almost as many games as...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Red Sox or Tigers; who wins the AL Pennant

The Guru Contributing Writer If the Boston Red Sox are going to win their third World Series in a decade, they'll have to dethrone the defending American League champs the Detroit Tigers. Behind Justin Verlander's dominant Game 5 performance, the Tigers knocked off the scrappy Oakland A's 3-0 Thursday night. Detroit will now fly across the country for Game 1 of the...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox vs. Tigers/Athletics Who do we want to play?

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer One of the best things about the Red Sox finishing off the Tampa Bay Rays in 4 games is the fact that the team now gets to sit back and watch the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers battle it out in a do or die game 5 tonight in Oakland. With their ticket already punched to the ALCS there is 2 questions that remain, who will they be playing and...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury on the Mariners radar, says Rosenthal

The Guru Contributing Writer The Red Sox worst-to-first season is not over yet as they prepare for the ALCS and a possible third World Series title in 10 years. However, 25 other teams find themselves right where the Sox were last year - watching the playoffs from the couch with a bucket of chicken and a couple cold ones. One of those teams is the Seattle Mariners and they are...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Take your pick - Red Sox mum on starting rotation after Lester

Will Red Sox manager John Farrell give Clay Buchholzthe ball for Game 2 of the ALCS? Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Although the Red Sox opponent is not known quite yet, Major League Baseball announced today the start times of both league championship series, with the NLCS beginning Friday and the ALCS Saturday. For the Fenway Faithful, the first two games of the series will...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

ALCS and the X-Man Cometh

Image from Marvel movie 'The Last Stand' Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer After one of the more gutsy performances in the ALDS final game four, we are all thinking about the upcoming ALCS series and whether Xander Bogearts will be making an appearance. After showing up late to the ALDS show, through no fault of his own, he grinds out two walks and scored two of the...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Who's going to step up?

Photo Courtesy of NESN Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer Yesterday, I wrote an article about who I thought NEEDED to step up in the ALCS. Today, I'll give you my 3 players that I KNOW will step up in the ALCS. David Ortiz: The only guy on the team that was here for 2004 and 2007 championships. This goes without saying, but Red Sox Nation can count on Big...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

FEATURE: Who should be the MVPs?

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer Now that the Sox are barrelling their way through the postseason, it’s getting to be the time for awards. No matter what team wins, there’ll be an ALCS MVP and a World Series MVP. So who are all the MVPs on the Red Sox? Batting: This one is a little tricky for me. If we’re talking regular season, I’m going to have to go with David Ortiz....
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

RedSoxLife Live: Episode 3 starting at 9PM EST

Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque) Managing Editor The Red Sox are moving on to the ALCS, and now await the winner of the Oakland Athletic vs. Detroit Tigers series. We talk about the potential match-ups, MVP of the playoffs (thus far) and those Red Sox players that need to step their game up!! * We will be taking your questions throughout the night. Send ALL your Twitter questions...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rays (and mascot Raymond) continue their klassless tour

Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque) Managing Editor I remember playing basketball in middle school, and dreading the “tiny kid” who was always in attendance. And for whatever the reason this kid’s mouth seemed four or five times the size of his preschool-esque body and NO ONE could get it to shut up. Ever. Seriously… No one. Day after day mini-me would harass those of us...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Who needs to step up for the ALCS?

Photo Courtesy of NESN Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer First off, GO SOX! We are going to the ALCS! Great, now that that's out of the way, let's look ahead to the ALCS, and I'll tell you who needs to step up against either the Oakland Athletics or the Detroit Tigers. Let me be clear - there were some gaping problems in the ALDS, especially in...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Who was the ALDS MVP

The Guru Contributing Writer The gritty ballers known as the Boston Red Sox have proved every single "expert" wrong by winning the AL East, compiling the best record in the American League, taking out the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS and now found themselves poised to win their third World Series in nine years. With a memorable 3-1 comeback win Tuesday night, the Red...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox ALDS report card

The Guru Contributing Writer  (Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports) The Boston Red Sox were able to take down the Tampa Bay Rays three games to one in the American League Division Series with a thrilling 3-1 victory Tuesday night. One playoff series down, two to go. Get the defibrillator's ready. As Boston prepares for the winner of the Tigers/A's series, let's take...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap - ALDS Game 4: Sox eliminate Rays

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer  Photo courtesy of Boston.com The Red Sox scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning and added another in the ninth to erase a 1-0 deficit and beat the Tampa Bays Rays 3-1 at Tropicana Field. The win puts the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series where they will take on either Oakland or Detroit. The game was scoreless until...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Real? Red Sox sink Rays, win ALDS 10-8-13

The corks were popped again on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field after the Red Sox beat the Rays to win the ALDS and book a ticket into the ALCS, which begins Saturday at Fenway Park (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer WHO’S NEXT?! The Red Sox added yet another shine on their worst-to-first turnaround season Tuesday night at Tropicana Field...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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