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‘Super-utility player’ Brock Holt took sting out of Hanrahan trade

Bill Foley (@foles74)Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox found a bona fide closer on Dec. 26, 2012. At least it sure looked like they did. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) In a six-player deal, Boston acquired back-to-back All-Star Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hanrahan was coming to town after chalking up 76 saves in 2011 and 2012 when he posted ERAs of 1.83 and...
Via RedSoxLife
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Do 'Reverse Smith Barney', Beat O's 7-1

(AP Photo)They didn't earn it—five runs, that is. The Red Sox scored five un-earned runs and enjoyed a good start by Justin Masterson to win a rain-shortened Patriot's Day tilt, 7-1. Masterson allowed just a single run on three hits over five innings. He had six strikeouts. The offensive stars today were Dustin Pedroia (2 hits and an RBI) and Allen Craig (a hit and an RBI after...
Via FenwayNation
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Justin Masterson ‘Amazed’ By Boston Marathon Runners

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox still haven’t lost a series in 2015. Mother Nature forced the umpires to call Monday’s game at Fenway Park in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t before the Red Sox took care of business against the Baltimore Orioles. The Sox earned a 7-1 win in the rain-shortened, Patriots’ Day affair, salvaging...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Farrell talks Masterson's impressive performance

John Farrell talks to the media following the Sox's 7-1 on Patriots Day.Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Via RedSoxLife
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Preview

Chris Archer has been nearly unhittable in his last two outings for the Tampa Bay Rays. That hasn't been the case when he's faced the Boston Red Sox in his career. The right-hander looks to extend a 14-inning scoreless streak and help the Rays avoid a fourth straight loss Tuesday night against the Red Sox, who have handed him his most losses and against whom he's posted his highest...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: The best is yet to come

At 8-5, the Boston Red Sox sit atop the American League after recording a series split with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The rotation, for the most part, has turned out exactly how people predicted. Quality starts have been hard to come by with the rotation of Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Joe Kelly all struggling at different times through...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tim Wakefield: Wade Miley Could Benefit From Slowing Down (Video)

Wade Miley might need to take his foot off the accelerator just a tad. The Boston Red Sox pitcher loves to work fast, but sometimes his quick pace can get him into trouble. Miley worked efficiently in his debut for the Red Sox, allowing two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in the club’s eventual 19-inning win against the New York Yankees. But it was a different story for the southpaw...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Given Taste Of New England Weather On Patriots’ Day At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — There’s an old saying that if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute. Or 102 minutes, in Monday’s case. The Red Sox and Orioles were unable to complete their Patriots’ Day showdown at Fenway Park, as rain forced the umpires to call the game in the seventh inning after a 1-hour, 42-minute...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones Laughs Off Red Sox Fans’ ‘Mom’ Jokes At Fenway Park (Video)

BOSTON — Adam Jones is totally cool with playing in enemy territory. We’ll never know what kind of heckling, if any, Jones really received during this weekend’s series between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. But we know the O’s center fielder embraced the playful jabs the Fenway Faithful supposedly threw his way. Jones alluded to some jokes...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Beat O’s and Split Series in Rain Shortened Game

The Red Sox have the 11:00am start on Marathon Monday, so players on both teams probably showed up exhausted to the ballpark.  The Sox had Justin Masterson on the mound vs. Wei-Yin Chen for the O’s.  Not only was it an early start, but it was a rainy, windy, cold day out at the park.  The Sox were able to battle through behind Masterson’s strong start and breeze to the win...
Via Fenway West
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz responds to Jim Palmer's criticism

    This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — David Ortiz was still hot under the collar roughly 24 hours following his ejection against the Baltimore Orioles. Only this time, his anger wasn’t directed at the umpiring crew.   Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher and longtime Orioles broadcaster, criticized Ortiz via Twitter after the slugger was tossed for...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox rout Orioles on Patriots' Day in rain-shortened game

  The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn't need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots' Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won 7-1 Monday in a game shortened by rain to 6-1/2 innings. "The errors kind of gift-wrapped or built into the four...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Best Weapon In Red Sox’s Rotation Becoming Obvious

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Justin Masterson’s most dangerous weapon isn’t a radar gun. And that’s OK. Masterson relied heavily on his slider Monday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park. The pitch proved effective for the right-hander, who no longer generates the same velocity...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Expects Hanley Ramirez Back In Lineup Vs. Rays After Illness

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez didn’t make it very far into Monday’s matinee, but it seems as though he’ll be A-OK going forward. The Boston Red Sox left fielder exited the club’s Patriots’ Day matchup against the Baltimore Orioles before the third inning due to illness. Allen Craig came on in his stead as the Red Sox earned a 7-1 win in a rain-shortened...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox get 5 unearned runs in 7-1 win over Orioles

BOSTON (AP) Justin Masterson benefited from five unearned runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Monday in a soggy Patriots' Day game shortened by rain to 6 1/2 innings. The first pitch was thrown at 11:04 a.m. under cloudy skies on the Massachusetts holiday after Boston Marathon runners already were on the course that passes close by Fenway Park. Rain began...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox bounce back with 7-1 win over O's

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox took advantage of sloppy Orioles defense in the 6th to score 4 times in a rain-shortened 7-1 win over Baltimore on Patriots Day at Fenway Park.The win gave the Red Sox a split of their 4-game series against the Orioles. The Sox have yet to lose a series so far in 2015. Boston took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning sacrifice...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Boston Rides Orioles’ Sloppiness To Rain-Shortened Win

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox successfully battled the elements, an early start time and back-to-back losses Monday en route to a 7-1, rain-shortened win over the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The Sox and O’s kicked things off shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, per Boston’s annual Patriots’ Day tradition. It was like Baltimore...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa can't recall if he's ever interviewed Red Sox Manager John Farrell

Mike Francesa can't recall if he's ever interviewed Red Sox Manager John Farrell. He can proclaim he recalls memories (incorrectly) 20+ years old but...that short term **** is really fuzzy.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan Runs Around Red Sox Coach Brian Butterfield To Score (GIF)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Brian Butterfield’s energy really is contagious. Just ask catcher Ryan Hanigan. Butterfield, a well-respected third base coach and infield instructor for the Boston Red Sox, dished out quite the windmill Monday after Dustin Pedroia lined a ball into the left field corner in the sixth inning against the Baltimore...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Jim Palmer blasts David Ortiz over ejection

  Jim Palmer doesn’t sound like he’s a big fan of David Ortiz.   The former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and Hall of Famer ripped into Ortiz on Sunday after the Boston Red Sox designated hitter was ejected during Boston’s eventual loss to the Orioles. Ortiz was given the gate for arguing a checked swing call that went against the Red Sox slugger. FINALLY Ortiz...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Dance To Disco And You Don’t Like Rock

Happy Patriots Day my loyal DFS junkies. What is Patriots day you ask? Excellent question! It's a made up holiday here in Boston and to celebrate there's a marathon, a Red Sox game that starts at 11, and everyone starts drinking around 8 am. About 50% of the population in Massachusetts gets it off so the other 50% gets to complain about not getting it off. What could be more Boston...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts’ Red Sox Home Opener Explained By ‘Sport Science’ (Video)

Mookie Betts stole the show in the Boston Red Sox’s home opener. Betts completely took over the game in a span of two innings April 13 against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park. The 22-year-old’s performance was so impressive that ESPN’s “Sport Science” decided to examine the effort in greater detail. Betts robbed Bryce Harper of a home run, stole two bases on one...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Bradford: Mookie Betts Should Recover Quickly From Recent Slump (Video)

The MLB season is a marathon, not a sprint. Mookie Betts has found that out recently, entering a bit of a funk after starting the year on fire. The Boston Red Sox outfielder amassed eight hits through his first seven games — including two home runs — but has mustered just one base-knock in his last four contests. Yet the 22-year-old has made noticeable strides at the plate since...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Exits Boston Red Sox’s Patriots’ Day Game With Illness

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez’s Patriots’ Day came to a screeching halt. Ramirez exited Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park before the third inning due to illness, according to the Boston Red Sox. Allen Craig took over in left field in Ramirez’s absence. Ramirez, who drilled his fifth home run of...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Tweets Good-Luck Message To Boston Marathon Runners

Marathon Monday is a special day in Massachusetts, and perhaps nobody knows that better than David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox go hand-in-hand with the Boston Marathon, as their annual Patriots’ Day game starts during the race around 11 a.m., the earliest game in Major League Baseball. And the connection between the two events became even stronger after...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss
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