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  1. Over-managing playoff managers and bunts that “work”

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    jimmy dugan

    If I ever owned a baseball team, I’d want to hire Jimmy Dugan from “A League of their Own” as my manager. This isn’t only because he dislikes the bunt, though that helps — you probably remember the scene where he finally notices what’s happening on the field and calls off Geena Davis’ bunt sign…

  2. Red Sox grab early lead over Rays in Game 3 of ALDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

    Jacoby Ellsbury AP

    The Red Sox could finish off a three-game sweep of the Rays tonight. They are off to a quick start on that end. After Jacoby Ellsbury singled to lead off Game 3, Alex Cobb hit Shane Victorino with a pitch. Dustin Pedroia followed with a ground ball to third base, but Victorino’s take-out slide at…

  3. ALDS, Game 3: Red Sox-Rays lineup

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Lineups as the Rays try to avoid a sweep … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Clay Buchholz After facing left-handers in the first two games of the series the Red…

  4. Behind David Ortiz’s two-homer night, Red Sox take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS

    Oct 5, 2013, 8:52 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    The Red Sox will head down to Tampa Bay happy campers. After a thorough 12-2 dismantling of the Rays in Game 1, the Sox scored seven runs against 2012 AL Cy Young award winner David Price in seven-plus innings, just enough run support for John Lackey. The scoring started early, with Jacoby Ellsbury leading off…

  5. Red Sox continue moving the goalposts against the Rays

    Oct 5, 2013, 7:47 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    To their credit, the Rays have remained competitive throughout Game 2 against the Red Sox despite starter David Price looking not-so-sharp as well as some defensive miscues by the Tampa Bay defense. After the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the first, the Rays scratched back for a run in the second on a…

  6. Red Sox continue attacking, tag David Price for two more runs

    Oct 5, 2013, 6:44 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    The Rays managed to get one of the runs back after starter David Price surrendered two in the first inning to the Red Sox. However, the Sox offense has proven to be relentless, adding an additional two runs in the third inning. Leading off the frame, David Ross hit a high fly ball off of…

  7. Legs of Ellsbury, bat of Ortiz put Red Sox ahead early in ALDS Game 2

    Oct 5, 2013, 6:03 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    David Price may have pitched the Rays past a treacherous Game 163 to get into the Wild Card playoff, but the Red Sox clearly aren’t impressed. The Rays’ lefty, who led the league with a 5.6 strikeout-to-walk ratio and four complete games, was tagged for two runs in the first inning due to two of…

  8. ALDS Game 2: Rays-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 5, 2013, 4:02 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    Rays and Red Sox lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS, at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET … Rays: LF David DeJesus RF Wil Myers 1B James Loney 3B Evan Longoria 2B Ben Zobrist CF Desmond Jennings DH Delmon Young SS Yunel Escobar C Jose Molina SP David Price Joe Maddon’s…

  9. Are there any holes to be punched in these Red Sox?

    Oct 4, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    With the ability to start David Price twice and Alex Cobb once in the next four games, the Rays aren’t sunk after dropping Game 1 to Boston on Friday. The Red Sox, though, seemed pretty unbeatable today with the offense in sync despite four days off and Jon Lester limiting the damage besides a couple…

  10. Youthful Rays appear rattled in Game 1 rout

    Oct 4, 2013, 6:57 PM EST

    Matt Moore

    Technically, the Rays went errorless in Friday’s 12-2 loss to the Red Sox. Which just further demonstrates how silly judging things based on errors can be. After three innings without allowing a hit, Matt Moore gave up a Dustin Pedroia single to start the fourth with the Rays up 2-0. David Ortiz followed with a…

  11. ALDS, Game 1: Rays-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays and Red Sox lineups for Game 1 of the ALDS, at Fenway Park … Rays: CF Desmond Jennings 2B Ben Zobrist RF Wil Myers 3B Evan Longoria DH Delmon Young LF Sean Rodriguez SS Yunel Escobar 1B James Loney C Jose Lobaton SP Matt Moore Rays manager Joe Maddon has made some changes compared…

  12. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: American League

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 AM EST

    Mike Trout

    Evan Longoria made his case for moving up the MVP ballot with his big game Monday, but while it’s safe to say the Rays wouldn’t have reached the postseason without him, he was still no better than the AL’s third best third baseman. It was, in fact, the year of the third baseman in the…

  13. Mariano Rivera has the most popular jersey in baseball

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

    mariano rivera getty

    Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1.    Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2.    Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4.    Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers 7.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8.    Andrew McCutchen,…

  14. Red Sox’s turnaround more about incumbents than newcomers

    Sep 21, 2013, 12:15 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v San Francisco Giants

    We’ve heard it a million times now: the Red Sox changed the clubhouse culture for the better when they brought in Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Ryan Dempster over the winter. And that’s certainly true. I imagine this has been the best Red Sox team to cover in several years, and they do,…

  15. The Red Sox beards are magical or something

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

    Jonny Gomes, Jackie Bradley Jr., Shane Victorino

    I’ve noticed the Red Sox’ beards for a while now. Haven’t said much about them because I was waiting to see if there was some higher purpose to them beyond team bonding and image-crafting. Maybe some charitable thing? Maybe solidarity with a friend or fan suffering from some illness? I don’t know. Stuff happens and…

  16. Jacoby Ellsbury diagnosed with a compression fracture in his foot

    Sep 8, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot, reports MLB.com’s Ian Browne. Ellsbury hasn’t played since his 3-for-6 game against the Yankees on Thursday, during which he fouled a ball off his foot. The Red Sox expect their speedy outfielder back before the end of the season.…

  17. Yankees’ bullpen implodes, allows nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings in loss to Red Sox

    Sep 6, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli hits a grand-slam home run against the New York Yankees in their MLB game in New York

    Last night, Mariano Rivera surrendered a game-tying RBI single to Stephen Drew with two outs in the ninth. Joba Chamberlain then allowed what became a game-winning RBI single to Shane Victorino in the tenth. Tonight, it seemed like a real team effort as four Yankees relievers combined to allow nine runs in the eighth and…

  18. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EST

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  19. Great Moments in knowing your right from your left: Mariners’ skipper signals for the wrong reliever

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:06 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Missed this from the Red Sox-Mariners game last night.  It seems that during that epic ninth inning meltdown, Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson messed up when he was making a pitching change.  He wanted to bring in right-handed reliever Yoervis Medina to take over for Tom Wilhelmsen, but he accidentally signaled with his left arm. That…

  20. Red Sox score six in ninth to beat Mariners 8-7

    Aug 2, 2013, 12:50 AM EST

    Jonny Gomes

    The Red Sox sent 10 men to the plate in a six-run ninth to overcome a terrific effort from Felix Hernandez and defeat the Mariners 8-7 on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep at Fenway Park. According to the win expectancy data at Fangraphs, the Red Sox entered the ninth with exactly a one percent chance…

  21. Picking up baseballs

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    130729_tino_martinez_lg

    This fascinating interview of Tino Martinez by Kenny Rosenthal reminds me again that I planned years ago to write a book called “Moneyball.” Obviously it was going to be nothing at all like Michael Lewis’ classic. The idea was to write about the late 1990s Kansas City Royals and their, um, rather awkward efforts to…

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EST

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates - Game Two

    Pirates 2, Cardinals 1; Pirates 6, Cardinals 0: First. Place. Pirates. And the best record in baseball. A walkoff in the opener and a beatdown in the nightcap. Six straight losses by the reeling Cardinals, who lost Yadier Molina to the DL on top of it all. And maybe — just maybe — the end…

  23. Blown call from Jerry Meals, bad baseball doom Red Sox in loss

    Jul 30, 2013, 12:19 AM EST

    Jerry Meals

    Make no mistake: the Red Sox played some pretty terrible baseball in losing 2-1 to the Rays on Monday. Still, a blown call at home plate in the bottom of the eighth cost them the tying run and, for that, Jerry Meals was to blame. Here’s the video: Meals admitted after the game that he…

  24. David Ortiz ejected for arguing balls and strikes, throws temper tantrum

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    David Ortiz Reuters

    Red Sox DH David Ortiz was ejected during tonight’s game against the Orioles after arguing balls and strikes with umpire Tim Timmons. Manager John Farrell had to restrain Ortiz as he shouted at Timmons. After returning to the dugout, Ortiz promptly took out his anger with a baseball bat on the dugout phone. Shards of…

  25. Year-by-year breakdown of Dustin Pedroia’s new contract

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Dustin Pedroia

    Boston just announced Dustin Pedroia‘s contract extension as official, so here’s the year-by-year salary details: Signing bonus: $1 million 2014: $12.5 million 2015: $12.5 million 2016: $13 million 2017: $15 million 2018: $16 million 2019: $15 million 2020: $13 million 2021: $12 million That adds up to $110 million for eight seasons, although Pedroia was…

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