// Jonathan Papelbon

Red Sox Salvage Last Game of Pittsburgh Series

It wasn’t always easy, but Boston finally got one over on Pittsburgh 4-2 in Andrew Miller’s second start with the Red Sox. In a game filled with bumps and bruises, errors and a finally iffy Pittsburgh ‘pen, Boston finally knocked off a team not used to being good at all. Maybe that’s why Boston was […]

Gonzalez Homers in Ninth, Red Sox Win Series in Tampa Bay

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays played two pitchers’ duels for the first two games of their series, each winning one. A third pitchers’ duel was not in the cards Thursday night, with neither starting pitcher making it to the sixth. Luckily, Boston’s bullpen was slightly better. The Red Sox got a ninth-inning […]

A’s Tie Game in 9th, Drew Rescues Red Sox in 14th for 9-8 Win

In a game that seemed to go on forever, the Red Sox finally emerged victorious in a game they had to win thanks to the most unlikely hero. Before all that, the Sox seemed to have the game in the bag. Boston had a 7-3 lead entering the ninth inning before Jonathan Papelbon, in a […]

Varitek Beats Indians with his Arm AND his Bat

Jason Varitek had gone 116 at-bats without a home run before Tuesday night’s game in Cleveland, a stretch that spanned nearly an entire calendar year. He was due. Varitek’s two-run home run in the seventh proved the difference-maker, and the Boston Red Sox got another sterling performance from Josh Beckett, beating the Indians, 4-2. Combined […]

One Run Proves To Be Enough As Red Sox Squeak By Tigers 1-0

They say that one swing of the bat can change a whole game and that was proven to be true Wednesday night in the Red Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. The final score was 1-0, and the game’s only run came in the bottom of the eighth inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a ball […]

Buchholz, Bullpen Shut Out Twins Despite Long Rain Delay

The rain pelted Fenway Park for over two hours Saturday afternoon, suspending play after two innings. It looked like another strong start by a Red Sox pitcher would be washed away, and Terry Francona would have to cobble seven innings from an already overworked bullpen. Problem is, nobody told Clay Buchholz. Buchholz threw five scoreless […]

A Strong Lester Outing and Explosion in Eighth Gives Sox a Win

For six innings, it looked like we were going to have quite the pitchers’ duel to discuss, but after an eighth inning home run explosion, the Red Sox earned themselves a 7-3 victory. The Sox are now 15-1 against the Angels since they were swept in the 2009 ALDS Angels’ first basemen Mark Trumbo took […]

Beckett Comes Through as Red Sox Beat Blue Jays

Somehow, the Red Sox managed to get the 4-1 win over Toronto. You can thank Toronto starter Jo-Jo Reyes for that, thanks to his early struggles. Boston really had trouble afterwards, but they had enough to win thanks to Beckett’s help. A single, walk, single and double to start the 1st gave Boston the 2-0 […]

Red Sox Pick Up First Win, Beat Yankees 9-6 At Fenway

The Red Sox rolled into town off to their worst start (0-6) since 1996, and had to face the arch-rival New York Yankees to open the season at Fenway Park on Opening Day. The Red Sox had a tastefully done ceremony introducing the new upgrades at Fenway Park, including awesome (or 1337) HD video screens […]

Homer-Happy Rangers Complete Red Sox Sweep in Texas

The Boston Red Sox, so highly touted for their off-season acquisitions, had the opportunity to make a statement against the American League-champion Texas Rangers and reassert their dominance in the MLB. They did not. In an Opening Weekend series in which the Rangers swept the Red Sox and outscored them 26-11, including beating Boston 5-1 […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

In Defense of Theo Epstein After Buck Showalter’s Criticism

Also Read: SoB’s Mike Carlucci thinks Buck Showalter brought up some good points about Theo Epstein and the Red Sox fat wallet. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is no fan of Theo Epstein. In the April edition of Men’s Journal, Showalter said that overpaying for players because you have the highest payroll in Major League […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]