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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  2. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  3. Ryan Dempster will sit out the 2014 season

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

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    Ryan Dempster posted a disappointing 4.57 ERA in 171 1/3 innings last summer for the Red Sox and did not get a postseason start, but he was still expected to open the 2014 campaign in Boston’s rotation. That is no longer going to happen. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the veteran right-hander announced Sunday…

  4. Where will the Red Sox spend this winter?

    Nov 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    With Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all filing for free agency, the world champion Red Sox would seem to have a whole lot of flexibility this winter. Even without signing any replacements, they have a perfectly legitimate 25-man roster ready to go: SS: Xander Bogaerts: $500,000 RF: Shane Victorino: $13 million…

  5. Red Sox redefine what it means to be dynasty

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…

  6. Red Sox crowned 2013 World Series champions after 6-1 Game 6 victory over Cardinals

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox are World Series champions, and they’re celebrating that accomplishment in front of their hometown fans for the first time since 1918. Red Sox starter John Lackey battled through a bit of early shakiness to deliver 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the inspired Boston offense pounded rookie sensation Michael Wacha in…

  7. Red Sox pour it on, lead Cardinals 6-0 in Game 6

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

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    The party has already begun at Fenway Park. After plating three runs in the bottom of the third inning, the Red Sox tacked on three more in the bottom of the fourth, driving Cardinals rookie starter Michael Wacha to an early shower and grabbing a massive 6-0 lead in this World Series Game 6. Lance…

  8. Red Sox grab early lead in World Series Game 6

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Boston is on top in Game 6 of the World Series. Cardinals rookie sensation Michael Wacha was sharp through the first two innings, but Jacoby Ellsbury opened the bottom of the third with a single to right field, David Ortiz was issued an intentional walk and Jonny Gomes took a pitch off his left shoulder…

  9. Gearing up for Game 6 at Fenway

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    BOSTON — Your first baseball experiences inevitably shape your tastes. My first baseball experiences were in the late 70s and early 80s so I like lower scoring games. And I’m more tolerant of pullover jerseys than many people are. The first ballpark I ever went to — and I went there a lot — was…

  10. World Series, Game 6: Cardinals-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Lineups for Game 6 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday DH Allen Craig C Yadier Molina 1B Matt Adams 3B David Freese CF Jon Jay SS Daniel Descalso SP Michael Wacha With a right-hander on the mound Cardinals manager Mike Matheny goes back to his usual lineup,…

  11. World Series Game 6 Preview: John Lackey gets the biggest start of his life

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

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    BOSTON — It’s certainly the biggest start of Michael Wacha‘s life too, but Wacha is 22 years-old and kids, God love ‘em, tend to think that they’re going to have the sun shining on them forever. John Lackey is 35 and has pretty much seen it and done it all. He’s been that kid winning…

  12. A ticket for Game 6 is probably the most expensive ticket in baseball history

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    BOSTON — A possible World Series clinching game in a baseball-crazy city played in one of the smallest parks in Major League Baseball? Short supply meet huge demand. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reported that by early afternoon yesterday the average resale price for tickets sold on the secondary market was over $1,000, with some online…

  13. Red Sox are favored in Game 6

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Not surprisingly the Red Sox are betting favorites for Game 6 tomorrow night at Fenway Park, but like the rest of the games in this series Las Vegas has the line very close to a coin flip. Boston is a -115 favorite, which means you’d have to risk $115 on the Red Sox to win…

  14. All hands on deck for Red Sox; Peavy, Buchholz to be available in relief

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Red Sox manager John Farrell said prior to Monday’s Game 5 that jake Peavy, who just started Saturday’s Game 3, would be available in relief tonight, and that Clay Buchholz, who started Game 4, could work out of the pen once the series returns to Fenway Park on Wednesday. Farrell also declined to commit to…

  15. Lineup change suggests Cardinals are ready for small ball

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

    Shane Robinson

    If you did a million World Series simulations last week — and I assume someone out there probably did — Game 5 almost surely ended up being the lowest scoring contest of the bunch. It’s simply a rematch of Game 1 with Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright facing off again, but this time it’s in…

  16. The Red Sox tear up the script, tie the World Series at two games a piece

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    ST. LOUIS — A start from a broken pitcher that went way better than anyone might have guessed. A three-run homer from the most unlikely of men.  On a night when the smart money was lining up against the Boston Red Sox, the storylines didn’t go the way they were supposed to go, resulting in…

  17. Looking ahead to World Series Game 3: Red Sox vs. Cardinals

    Oct 26, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    David Ortiz AP

    After the Cardinals and Red Sox split the first two games of the 2013 World Series, the scene shifts to St. Louis for Game 3 tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on FOX. Here’s a quick look at the pitching matchup and some random notes: The…

  18. Cardinals take Game 2 to even up World Series against Red Sox

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Jay Carpenter Getty

    The World Series will head back to St. Louis all evened up. After falling in Game 1 of the World Series last night, the Cardinals bounced back tonight with a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox in Game 2. The Cardinals got on the board first with an RBI ground out from Yadier Molina in…

  19. Cardinals take advantage of defensive miscues to take lead in Game 2

    Oct 24, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Craig Breslow Getty

    David Ortiz put the Red Sox ahead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer, but the lead didn’t last long. After John Lackey was pulled with two on and one out in the top of the seventh in favor of Craig Breslow, Pete Kozma and Jon Jay executed a double-steal before…

  20. Red Sox grab lead over Cardinals on blast from David Ortiz

    Oct 24, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

    David Ortiz AP

    Somebody has finally solved Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha. And his name is David Ortiz. After Wacha held the Red Sox scoreless over the first five innings, Ortiz connected for a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. The blast was set up after Wacha issued…

  21. Cardinals strike first in Game 2 of World Series

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday AP

    The Cardinals have their first lead of the 2013 World Series. After St. Louis was held scoreless through the first three innings tonight by John Lackey, Matt Holliday led off the top of the fourth inning by hitting a ball to the right-center field gap. The ball deflected off the wall and rolled along the…

  22. Cardinals and Red Sox scoreless through three innings in Game 2 of World Series

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT

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    After the Red Sox dominated the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series last night, we’re scoreless through three innings in Game 2 tonight. John Lackey, who tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Tigers during the ALCS, is cruising once again. He has held the Cardinals to a pair of singles while striking…

  23. World Series, Game 2: Cardinals-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 24, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

    2013 World Series Media Day

    Lineups from Game 2 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina DH Allen Craig 3B David Freese CF Jon Jay SS Daniel Descalso SP Michael Wacha Carlos Beltran tested his injured ribs during pregame batting practice and apparently felt good enough to…

  24. Red Sox roll to 8-1 victory in World Series Game 1

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    There was a party Wednesday night at Fenway Park. And the Cardinals were merely serving the cocktails. Jon Lester threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Red Sox offense tagged the vaunted St. Louis staff early and late as Boston captured Game 1 of the World Series in an 8-1 rout. The only Cardinals run…

  25. Forget the ‘one great player’ structure for this World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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    BOSTON — There seems to be quite a bit of talk about continuity going into this year’s World Series. Well, hey, it’s the Cardinals and the Red Sox again. Fourth time. That was the matchup in ’46, with Stan Musial and Ted Williams, Enos Slaughter and Johnny Pesky, Red Schoendienst and Bobby Doerr and that…

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