// Adrian Beltre

Red Sox Hold Off Yankees Again For 7-3 Win

Behind the masterful performance of Jon Lester, the Red Sox took down the Pinstripes 7-3 on Saturday in New York. Lester, who will be gunning for win #20 in his final start of the year, had a perfect game through 4.0 innings and a no-no through 5.1. He only gave up two hits to go […]

Lowrie Powers Red Sox Past Yankees in Slugfest

Josh Beckett entered Friday night’s game looking to chase the demons and beat the Yankees on their own turf. With a heavy curveball and a low-90’s fastball with movement, Beckett stymied the Yanks through the first five innings, allowing just one run on a Curtis Granderson blast in the third. As has been the case […]

Ortiz Drives in 4 as Red Sox Dominate Orioles

It was something David Ortiz had experienced over 300 times before the season even began. It was something Josh Reddick had experienced once. Yet Wednesday night at Fenway, the Red Sox superstar and the Red Sox call-up experienced the same thing: the joy of the home run. Ortiz and Reddick each homered to right, and […]

Becket Good, But Not Good Enough in Loss to Blue Jays

In the midst of the worst season of his career, Josh Beckett has been pitching a bit better of late, and the trend continued in Saturday night’s start against the Blue Jays. He allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings, taking the loss in a 4-3 defeat. Beckett struck out […]

Buchholz Bounces Back As Sox Top Mariners 5-1

Coming off the shortest outing of his career, lasting just one inning against the Oakland A’s, Clay Buchholz was looking for a team like the Mariners to change his luck. With cleanup hitter Franklin Gutierrez hitting just .247/.308/.367 for an OPS under .700, the Mariners’ lineup was just what the doctor ordered. Buchholz tossed seven […]

Mike Lowell To Retire: The Tale of Two Contracts

Coming off a World Series win with the Marlins in 2003 and a strong season in 2004, Mike Lowell headed into 2005 with high hopes for another big year in south Florida. Instead, he flopped like a fish out of water, bashing just eight home runs in 150 games that season, which turned out to […]

Lester Strikes Out 12 in Efficient Victory in Seattle

The phrase “one bad inning” has often been associated with Red Sox starter Jon Lester. On Monday night at Safeco Field it would as well, but the one bad inning would belong to the Seattle Mariners pitcher FACING Lester, Doug Fister. Fister gave up four of his six hits and three of his five earned […]

Kalish Grand Slam Helps Red Sox Creep Closer to Rays

First of all, let’s get this out of the way. After a demoralizing sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, the Red Sox have little or no shot of usurping the Rays or Yankees to earn a playoff berth this season. With that given, the Red Sox can make it […]

Red Sox Swept at Home in Doubleheader

Things just keep getting worse for Boston. On Saturday, the Red Sox’ playoff hopes had another nail put in their coffin, as the Red Sox were swept by the White Sox, both times by the score of 3-1. The losses leave the Red Sox 10.0 games back of the Yankees (a season-worst), 2.5 games back […]

Mike Napoli: The Next Boston Catcher?

Last week, the Red Sox put in a waiver claim for Angels’ catcher Mike Napoli. It was unlikely a deal would be reached, even with the Angels struggling, and Napoli remained a Halo. However, with the Angels passing him through waivers in the first place, and a team in need of catching (the Sox) publicly […]

Sox Top O’s 6-4

The Red Sox needed this one. After a rocky week, Boston was able to salvage the road trip, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Thursday night. Adrian Beltre homered during a five-run second inning, David Ortiz drove in two runs, and J.D. Drew had three hits for the Red Sox, who won the three-game series. The win […]

Red Sox Six-Run Inning Helps Lester Beat Orioles

Jon Lester entered Wednesday night’s start a perfect 12-0 against the Baltimore Orioles, so it looked like the Red Sox would be able to end their three-game losing streak and keep pace with the Yankees and Rays in an increasingly impossible push to the playoffs. But suddenly, Lester gave up a 1-0 lead by allowing […]

Red Sox on Wrong End of Walk-off

If nothing else, this season has been full of drama for the Red Sox. This time, it was another trough rather than a crest, and the Rays walked off with a win 3-2 in 10 innings. The Sox took the lead in the 4th when Adrian Beltre hit a sac fly following a single from […]

Red Sox Split Rainy Doubleheader With Mariners

With all the rain over the past few days, no one can accuse the Red Sox of not making visiting teams welcome: the teams were ensured rain worthy of Seattle, including a rain-out induced doubleheader. Still several games back of both the Yankees and Rays, the Red Sox need to win every game they can. […]

Ortiz Triple Leads to 3-Run Fifth; Red Sox Triumph Despite Rain Delays

The Boston Red Sox had momentum coming into Sunday’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays, having won Saturday night in extra innings when Jed Lowrie deposited an 11th inning pitch into the right field bullpen. The last thing they wanted was rain but, unfortunately, that was what they got. Sometimes it came in drizzles, […]