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RSL Live Episode 3 @ 8:30 - Red Sox move over .500 & more!

Join the Red Sox Life staff for our 3rd live chat tonight at 8:30 as we discuss the Sox getting back above .500 since April 3rd and much more! Have a question? Take a second while you're watching the Bruins to send it to us on Twitter @RedSoxLife using #RSLive or leave a comment below, as we'll be taking your questions throughout the show!GO BRUINS!
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Lackey & Pedey help Sox win series in Texas

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterJohn Lackey contributed another strong outing and Dustin Pedroia slammed the 101st home run of his career as the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in Arlington. The win puts the Red Sox over the .500 mark for the 1st time this season.Boston jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st (yes, you read that correctly). Dustin Pedroia led...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 37: Red Sox at Rangers - Lackey, hot bats can give Sox rubber game victory

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox bats busted out a game after nearly getting no-hit, to the tune of eight runs and 11 hits to set up a rubber game with the Texas Rangers this afternoon. Four Sox hitters had multi-hit games and David Ortiz crushed his seventh homer of the year.John Lackey, from Abilene, Texas, attempts his fifth win of the season. He's allowed two...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Papi Blasts into History

JESSICA RINALDI/GLOBE STAFFEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer At the top of the third inning last night David Ortiz blasted his 380th home run for the Boston Red Sox.It was a towering fly ball measuring 367 feet to right field to give the Red Sox their second of six runs against Rangers starter Martin Perez.This puts him alone in 4th on the all time list, with only three more to...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Spotlight: Blake Swihart

Ryan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterBlake Swihart has the potential to be the next Red Sox catcher of the future, especially with a team that currently has 2 "stop-over" or shirt term answers at the catcher position. Swihart is currently playing for the Red Sox AA farm team the Portland Sea Dogs and has put up impressive numbers there this year. He is the third ranked...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

For Real? Red Sox Rebound Nicely, Handle Business with Large Win in Texas. 5-10-14

Arlington, TX- They say that your team is only as good as your starting pitcher. While that doesn't always ring true, it has for the last two nights in Texas. Yu Darvish came within one out of a no hitter against the Red Sox last night, but Boston didn't suffer any hangover as their bats went to work early and often on starter Martin Perez. Jon Lester went seven strong to keep hitters...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 36 - Red Sox look to bounce back in game 2 vs. Rangers

Photo from MLB.comConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterLast night was rough, no doubt. The Red Sox were completely dominated by Yu Darvish, who was a few inches from throwing a perfect game and a 2-out base hit by David Ortiz in the 9th from a no-hitter while the Rangers owned Red Sox pitching. But, the Sox get back out there tonight for game 2 of the road trip against...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Darvish 1-hits Red Sox to open the road trip

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of MLB.comDavid Ortiz's 2-out single in the top of the 9th inning broke up a no-hit bid by Yu Darvish as the Texas Rangers blanked the Red Sox 8-0 in the opening game of the road trip in Texas. Darvish was perfect through the first 20 Boston hitters he faced until an error and a walk in the Boston 7th. He struck out 12 and walked only...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 35: Red Sox at Rangers - Sox get fresh start back at .500, road trip begins in Texas

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterIt was a long climb back to even par, but the Boston Red Sox have found their way back to .500 for the first time since April 4 when they were 2-2. Now, a six-game road trip begins and presents the opportunity for the Red Sox to assert themselves to the front of the AL East.Sitting just two games back of first, the Sox head west to face the Texas Rangers...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Peavy received fluids after start Wednesday

AP PhotoConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to WEEI, Jake Peavy was feeling under the weather during his start on Wednesday and had to go into the dugout to receive fluids because he was dehydrated. He still managed to hold to Cincinnati Reds to 3 runs in 6+ innings, but was pulled after loading the bases in the 7th. Illness aside, Jake Peavy was also dealing...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Real? Red Sox Sweep Reds with Late Win 5-7-14

Will Middlebrooks singles in the 8th to put the Sox up 4-3.Boston, Ma- Even though they finally got to a .500 record Wednesday, you can start to feel the momentum building. Boston staged a late 8th inning comeback to take the game and the two game series over Cincinnati and give the Sox something to smile about on their trip to Texas. Starter Jake Peavy went six strong innings only...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox rally late on Middlebrooks single

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterWill Middlebrooks' bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 8th inning scored Jonny Gomes with what proved to be the winning run as the Red Sox came from behind twice to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 at Fenway Park.The win gave the Red Sox a sweep of the 2-game series - their first sweep of any series this year - and FINALLY got the team to the elusive...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 34: Reds at Red Sox - Can Peavy help Sox to Cincy sweep?

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterAn extra-inning walk-off by Grady Sizemore moved the Boston Red Sox to within one game of .500 for the ninth time this season. They haven't had an even record since April 4 when the Sox were 2-2.That feat can be accomplished tonight as Jake Peavy tries to pick up a sweep for Boston against the Cincinnati Reds. Peavy is unblemished against Cincinnati...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera: Dustin Pedroia a 'special thing to see'

The GuruContributing Writer Former New York Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera has a new autobiography out aptly titled The Closer and it's raising some eyebrows from NYC to Seattle.In the new book released Tuesday, the future Hall of Famer says that he would take Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano if he had one game to win.Rivera, who...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sizemore helps Sox outlast Reds

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterGrady Sizemore's RBI single off the base of the Green Monster in the bottom of the 12th inning brought home David Ortiz with the winning run as the Red Sox outlasted the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 at Fenway Park.Ortiz singled through the Cincinnati shift leading off the inning. Mike Napoli followed with a single up the middle which set the stage for Sizemore...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 33: Reds at Red Sox - Sox try to hit Homer out of the park

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThe AL East is as stacked and tight as it gets. All five teams are within 1.5 games, with two teams tied for first place (New York and Baltimore). Boston is tied with Toronto and Tampa Bay. No one has broken away from the pack and no one has written this season off. It's going to be an exciting remainder of the year in the East and with 130 games to...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley Jr. Defense Not Enough

(Photo: Jared Wickerham)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everyone is raving about the level of his defense driving out the memories of Jacoby Ellsbury in centerfield.His bat is enough to make a die hard Red Sox fan cry.Jackie Bradley Jr. might be a good glove in center field, but quoting Major League, "...you hit like..."The last game against the Athletics put the harsh glare...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Red Sox Recap April 29-May 4

Jon Lester had a career game May 3, striking out 15 Oakland A's while onlyallowing one hit over eight frames (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)Jan-Christian SorensenContributing WriterThe Red Sox might not have been able to struggle to that lofty .500 mark yet, but at least the Old Towne team managed to go 3-3 during the past week, and after finishing three of the first four weeks...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox drop series finale to A's in 10

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterA bases-loaded, 2-out infield single by Yoenis Cespedes in the top of the 10th inning drove home what proved to be the winning run as the Red Sox fell to Oakland 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of Boston.comJohn Lackey (pictured) started for Boston and delivered another solid outing going 6 innings in the no-decision. He gave up...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 32: A's at Red Sox - Boston looking for straight (sweep of) A's

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterSlowly but surely, the Boston Red Sox are coming together. Jon Lester pitched one of the best games of his career, striking out a career-high 15 Oakland A's batters. Jonny Gomes hit the Sox second grand slam in as many days. All else told, Boston won its second straight game against the AL's best team and has a chance to sweep the A's today.John Lackey...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Lester dominates in Sox 6-2 win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterJon Lester's 1-hit, 15-strikout performance over 8 innings was backed by 3 Red Sox home runs as Boston beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of MLB.comJonny Gomes, David Ortiz, and David Ross all went deep for the Red Sox who have now won 2 in a row and 6 of their last 10 games.Dustin Pedroia led off the bottom of the 1st...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 31: A's at Red Sox - Lester looks to sustain momentum vs. A's

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox stopped the bleeding from Thursday's doubleheader loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with a resounding 7-1 win over the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Dustin Pedroia helped power the offense with his 6th-inning grand slam, the 100th home run of his career.Photo courtesy of RedSox.comJon Lester, coming off a 7-inning...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Real? Red Sox Bats Wake Up with Pedroia Slam vs Athletics 5-2-14

Dustin Pedroia hit his 100th career homerun in Grand Styleto take the first game of the series versus the A's.Boston, Ma- Clay Buchholz earned a quality start for the Red Sox Friday night, going 6 1/3 innings and only giving up three hits while striking out five for his second win of the season. Boston's defense was solid, highlighted by a Jackie Bradley catch late in the game to...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Pedey's milestone charges Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDustin Pedroia's 6th inning grand slam - the 100th home run of his career - powered the Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park Friday night. Clay Buchholz was the beneficiary, picking up his 2nd straight win.With the home run, Pedroia joins Carl Yastrzemski as the only players in Red Sox history with at least 100 home runs...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 30: A's at Red Sox - AL's best team invades Fenway for crucial series

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox slid back into last place in the AL East following a double-header sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays. With the American League's best team coming to Fenway Park and momentum fading, this weekend could be a huge step in the right direction ... or a huge step backward.Boston hosts the Oakland Athletics, who enter on the heels...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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