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Uncle Lester is Back: Sox Beat Indians 3-0

The collective brick-s**ting that occurred across New England last Friday after Melky Cabrera welted a line drive straight into Jon Lester’s knee ceased Thursday night as Lester handcuffed the Cleveland Indians to win 3-0. It was a reassuring performance for the Red Sox’s best starter of the second half as Boston looks to the post-season. […]

Red Sox Face Indians With Chance to Rest

The Red Sox finally backed into the playoffs despite limping down the stretch. The Angels must really want the first round series with the Red Sox as their beating the Rangers put the Red Sox in, simultaneously setting up the matchup. The Sox are 3-2 against the Indians this season and split their earlier two-game […]

Carl Pavano Traded to Twins

Former Red Sox farmhand Carl Pavano was acquired by the Twins for a player to be named later to help shore up their starting rotation. Pavano, and Tony Armas, Jr., were the two players the Red Sox sent to Montreal in 1997. Though he never pitched a game for the Red Sox, he was hyped […]

Masterson Gets New Opportunity With Indians

Remember that commercial for Olympia Sports where Justin Masterson gets in a taxi and the driver gushes about him? Well for now, those days are over. As part of the trade that put Victor Martinez in a Red Sox Jersey, Masterson was the odd man out. He now finds himself in Cleveland in a role […]

Indians Trade Catcher Victor Martinez to Red Sox, LaRoche Dealt to Atlanta

After days of speculation and with just minutes to spare, Boston.com reports that the Cleveland Indians have finally traded All-Star catcher Victor Martinez to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitchers Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone, and Bryan Price. Right after that, the Sox dealt newly acquired 1B Adam LaRoche to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for 1B Casey […]

Video: Bird Helps Indians Beat Royals

The Royals have found many ways to lose over the years. But, Thursday night’s loss against the Indians takes the cake. Other than those ridiculous midges helped the Indians beat the Yankees in the 2007 playoffs, I don’t remember animals or bugs directly leading to the result of a game. Thursday, the Indians received help from […]

Red Sox Finally Take Series From Rays, Close in on East Lead

Lately, it seems that any series involving the Yankees is sure to get the Red Sox on track.  Coming off the miserable trip to Tampa Bay, where they dropped three of four, the Red Sox visited the new Yankee Stadium for the first time and left unblemished, sweeping the brief two-game set. They split another […]

Sox Explode for 12 Runs in Sixth Inning, Beat Indians 13-3

Judging by the box score, you never would have guessed that the Sox were losing this game at any point in the evening. Early rainfall threatened the final game of the Sox and Indians two game series, but the weather subsided and the Sox bats came alive. Playing without Kevin Youkilis (back), David Ortiz (neck), […]

Indians Rough Up Masterson, Win 9-2

First, let me address news that Jerry Remy is suffering from complications due to recent lung cancer surgery. I’ve been watching the Red Sox for some 15 years, and about 99% of the games were announced by Remy as the color-commentator. To me, he embodies Red Sox Nation, and he will be sorely missed. I […]

Red Sox Lose Win Streak, Will Travel to New Yankee Stadium

After the Red Sox ended their undefeated homestand, the Red Sox extended the win streak to 11 with a win in the opener in Cleveland, but the Indians snapped the streak in the second game.  Despite the loss of the streak, the Sox claimed the series, their first on the road this season.  The Red Sox traveled to […]

Van Every Stars in Win Over Tribe

Without Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew, the Red Sox were desperate Wednesday night. Jeff Bailey started at first base, and rookie OF Jonathan Van Every started in right field. Now, usually my first sentence would appear as a footnote in most game stories, but there’s a reason for mentioning Van Every, because he starred in […]

Error Breaks Win Streak in Sox Loss to Tribe

The Red Sox are extremely fortunate they have so much starting pitching depth. One of their eight potential starters (and perhaps their worst), Brad Penny, gave away a four-run lead against the Indians to help cost the Red Sox their 12th straight win. Let’s pick up the action in the ninth inning. The score was tied […]

Bay Homers to Lead Sox to 11th Straight Win

The Red Sox entered Monday night’s game with the Indians riding a 10-game winning streak thanks in large part to clutch hitting. But, through eight innings, the Red Sox were held scoreless by 2008 Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee. Thankfully, Tim Wakefeld kept the Sox in the game by dominating the Indians. He allowed no runs on […]

Beckett Injured, to Face Angels in Game 3

The Red Sox lost their first chance to clinch on Monday, but punched their ticket for the playoffs on Tuesday.  After losing the series to the Rays the previous week, the division looked out of reach and the Yankees took the series opener to lock the Sox into a series with the Angels.  The Red Sox […]

With Playoffs Virtually Assured, Red Sox Aim for Division Title

The Red Sox split this week with the Rays and Blue Jays, but that was good enough to get them into the playoffs (they have clinched at least a tie with the Yankees) and still within 1.5 games of the Rays for the AL East title.  The Red Sox will wrap up the 2008 regular season […]