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Price Can't Close The Deal, Red Sox Lose, 6-4 In Bronx

(AP Photo)David Price and the Red Sox had a shot at clinching the American League East title last night. They both failed. Price in particular continued his horrific season against The Evil Ones—coughing up all six earned runs on three HRs. Boston had scratched back to tie the game at four in the seventh, only to have the lefty give the lead right back to New York in the bottom...
Via FenwayNation
39 minutes ago

Five Years Later, the Red Sox Ride Again

It probably won’t be talked about anywhere, nor will it be trumpeted by pundits, but September 28th marks a pretty pivotal event in Red Sox history: it’s the anniversary of the greatest collapse ever by a Red Sox team. The night everything changed. The Red Sox were playing the Orioles. Jonathan Papelbon, the man who has devolved from making history coming out of a bullpen...
Via BP Boston
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Place Among All-Time Red Sox Greats

As I write this, there are six regular season games left in David Ortiz’s career. He’s been a Red Sox since 2003, and if he plays in all six remaining games, he’ll finish with 2,408 games played for the franchise. He’s been a part of three World Series-winning teams, a number we hope he’s not done adding to quite yet. He has meant a lot to both the franchise and the city...
Via BP Boston
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Ortiz look to make amends

NEW YORK -- The next time David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox conduct postgame interviews, they hope their comments take place in a raucous clubhouse during a boisterous celebration for clinching the American League East. The Red Sox did not clinch Tuesday as Ortiz was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and stranded seven runners during a 6-4 loss. Their next opportunity will be Wednesday...
Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

After losing ball in lights, Betts turns 9-3 DP

The Red Sox were so close they could taste it. Somewhere in the visiting clubhouse there were bottles of champagne waiting to be popped. And for a moment, it seemed like Mookie Betts' defensive heroics could've changed the outcome of the Red Sox's 6-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Via RedSox.com
10 hours ago

Red Sox Clinch Party Officially Moved to Wednesday

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Remember when Pedro Martinez would face the Yankees back in the day? Guy brought his “A” game every time he stepped to the mound, but when we played the Yankees, something inside him just clicked. A switch was flipped. It was like every opposing batter was part of a gang that leveled his village when he was a boy and he never forgot it. No matter the...
Via Surviving Grady
11 hours ago

Video: An exclusive tour of Fenway Park

Catch an inside look at Fenway Park with Jackie Dempsey and Whistle Sports as she tours inside the ball park and catches up with Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Via RedSoxLife
11 hours ago

WATCH: Yankees fan loses ring during proposal attempt

No division titles were clinched at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, but there still was plenty of action to keep the home crowd entertained. The Boston Red Sox’s matchup with the rival New York Yankees temporarily took a back seat in the fifth inning, when a Yankees fan’s proposal to his girlfriend went horribly wrong. Just as the Jumbotron began showing the young couple...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz OK with tamer Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

The Boston Red Sox began their final series against their division rival Tuesday night, but no one’s expecting either team to lay the smackdown. Indeed, the Red Sox’s rivalry with the New York Yankees has mellowed out over the past few years, as both teams have gone through their fair share of struggles. It’s a far cry from the late 1990s and early 2000s, when bad blood...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz scratched from Thursday start

Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz was scratched from Thursday night's start at Yankee Stadium due to soreness in his left forearm and likely won't be used as a starter for the remainder of 2016.
Via RedSox.com
15 hours ago

Watching the Red Sox Celebrate on Yankees Turf Never Gets Old

Last year, the Red Sox were in the Bronx when the Yankees clinched the wild card. So Ortiz and Pablo and li’l Xander had to sit there and take it while the Pinstripers jumped up and down and threw Gatorade and sprayed beer and congratulated themselves for sneaking into the postseason under the wire. A short time later, the Yankees were snuffed out of the playoffs, eliminated in...
Via Surviving Grady
16 hours ago

11 facts about the Red Sox’ 11-game winning streak

On September 15, Red Sox fans looked at the American League East standings with a sense of dread. Flashing forward 11 days, the scene has completely changed. In that span, Boston has won 11 in a row, with every win coming against a division opponent. And it hasn’t simply been about the Red Sox winning (though that’s what […]
Via Boston.com
22 hours ago

Red Sox Skipper John Farrell from Hot Seat to AL Manager of the Year?

While teams are still jockeying for position and berths, the biggest remaining mysteries are who will win the various individual awards. The AL MVP race is hotly contested, the NL MVP isn’t. The NL Cy Young is a barnburner with tons of qualified candidates, while the AL race is smaller and less contested. Dave McCullough wonders if Boston Red Sox skipper John Farrell can overcome...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
1 day ago

LEADING OFF: Red Sox can clinch as Papi begins Bronx goodbye

A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday: --- BOSTON POPS? It's a big night in the Bronx for David Ortiz and the streaking Red Sox. Playoff-bound Boston can clinch the AL East title with a win or a Toronto loss as Big Papi begins his final three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The 40-year-old slugger, set to retire after this season, has said he'd like to be cheered...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox magic number for AL East title now 1

The Red Sox got one step closer to an American League East title Monday as the Blue Jays lost, 7-5, to the Yankees at Rogers Centre. Toronto's defeat lowered Boston's magic number to one, meaning the Red Sox can finish no worse than a tie for first place in the division.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Boston Red Sox: Rick Porcello quietly one of the best pitchers in the league

As of right now, the Major League leader in wins, believe it or not, is Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. Porcello through 32 starts this season is 22-4 with a 3.11 ERA. Porcello’s surge the past few months has put him up near the top of a number of pitching categories. That being said, it is about time to start including him in the discussion for Cy Young candidacy in the American...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays cancel pregame tribute per David Ortiz's request

David Ortiz isn’t going to celebrate his final game at Tropicana Field. The Major League Baseball world lost a star Sunday in Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident at the age of 24, but Ortiz lost a friend. Because of that, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter asked the Tampa Bay Rays not to honor him before Sunday’s game. Given today's tragedy...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox clinch playoff berth as Porcello wins 22nd

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth career grand slam to help Rick Porcello get his major league-leading 22nd win, and the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Saturday night for their 10th consecutive win. Boston maintained a 5 1/2-game lead over Toronto for the division title and ensured no worse than the AL's second wild...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox not ruling out Sandoval's return this year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has not ruled out injured third baseman Pablo Sandoval returning this year should an injury replacement be required. Sandoval was not expected back until 2017 following a left shoulder injury that sent him to the disabled list after just three games in April. ''We're staying opened minded,'' Farrell said before Saturday...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz ‘Retired Not Expired’ shirt designed by his daughter

David Ortiz of course is set to retire whenever the Boston Red Sox’s season ultimately comes to a close. As part of his farewell, his daughter Alex has designed a great t-shirt in the slugger’s honor. Bearing the message “Retired Not Expired 2016” on the front and the Dominican Republic flag on the back -- with his No. 34 in the center -- the premium t-shirt version retails...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Xander Bogaerts Break Out of His Slump?

One of the most encouraging developments of the 2016 season for the Red Sox — a season that has been chock-full of them, I should mention — is that Xander Bogaerts has seemingly taken another step forward. Still just 23 years old, Boston’s shortstop was quite good in 2015, but something still appeared to be missing. He wasn’t able to put it all together in a way that could...
Via BP Boston
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Serves as Judge on Chopped Junior

Jason Varitek did and saw plenty during his 15-year big league career. Former Boston Red Sox team captain, two World Series rings…dude even caught a record four no-hitters. But I’m guessing none of that compared to what the former catcher faced Tuesday night. Judge. .@RedSox fans set your DVR'sJason Varitek is a Celebrity Judge on the @FoodNetwork #ChoppedJr Tomorrow at 8pm...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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