// Justin Verlander

Tigers Acquire David Price From Rays in Trade Deadline Blockbuster

Hours after the Oakland Athletics traded for Jon Lester, the Detroit Tigers countered by pulling off a three-team blockbuster that puts the last three AL Cy Young award winners in the same rotation. The Tigers are now set for October with a loaded rotation of Max Scherzer, David Price, Justin Verlander, and Aníbal Sánchez.

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]

Video: Mike Napoli Hits Home Run Off Justin Verlander in Game 3

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had the only big hit in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Tigers. He hit a home run off the previously invincible Justin Verlander, leading the Red Sox to a 1-0 win and 2-1 series lead. Watch the video: Your browser does not support iframes.

John Lackey Snubbed, Should Be on AL All-Star Team

After his sixth straight start with at least seven innings and two runs or less, John Lackey has shown how well he can be when healthy in 2013. He did miss some time with a bicep injury, but has been a go-to starter in this rotation when the Boston Red Sox have needed him. So, […]

Putting a Nail in the Red Sox Coffin

It’s over. The time has come to move on from everything the 2012 Boston Red Sox were supposed to be and the unfortunate reality we’ve witnessed over the last few months. After losing two of three against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, the Sox are 55-57, 10.0 games back of the first place New York […]

Pedroia, Buchholz Power Red Sox Past Tigers for Third Straight Win

Dustin Pedroia hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Boston Red Sox ahead for good en route to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win Monday night to open the three-game series and a ten-game homestand put the Red Sox back over .500 (again). It […]

National League Dominates in 2012 All-Star Game

When the lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game from Kansas City were posted, most saw the American League as heavy favorites, especially given Justin Verlander would be pitching the first two innings. It was surprising to say the least that Verlander barely made it through the first, surrendering five runs out of the gate as […]

Josh Beckett Must Forgo Distractions (Like Golf), Pitch as Red Sox Ace

When it all comes down to it, Josh Beckett is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He’s not supposed to collect attention off the field, he’s not supposed to create headline quotes, and he’s certainly not supposed to be golfing. He was acquired in the winter of 2005 to become the Red Sox ace […]

Sox Create Late Drama in Opening Day Loss

The Red Sox couldn’t touch Justin Verlander all day. The American League MVP and Cy Young award winner started his 2012 season with a dominate performance, silencing the Sox bats over eight strong innings. He left the game with Detroit leading 2-0, and star closer Jose Valverde coming into the game. Valverde had a tremendous […]

Verlander’s MVP Season Compares to Pedro in 1999

The news earlier this week that Justin Verlander had won the Most Valuable Player created a bit an uproar throughout the world of baseball, after all there had been a relative understanding that pitchers had their own award with the Cy Young, whereas MVP belonged to everyday position players. An examination of the participating of […]

Most Valuable Position Player: Verlander, Beckett, and the Demise of Morality in Sports

With the Red Sox facing impending doom, we might as well look forward to the end of season awards. The most interesting award this year, is by far the American League Most Valuable Player (sorry National League, but I just don’t really care). There are two elements that make this year’s MVP so intriguing.  The […]

Ortiz HR Lifts Sox in Game 1; Verlander Gem Gets Tigers Split in Game 2

The Red Sox looked to extend their winning streak of five games on Sunday afternoon as they began the day-night doubleheader at 1 p.m. in Detriot. The Sox sent Clay Buchholz to the mound in Game 1 and Josh Beckett in for Game 2.  Boston did in fact get the win in the first game, beating […]

Crawford’s Walkoff Hit Lifts Red Sox Over Tigers; Beckett Injured

The only thing that could dampen a duel between the two best pitchers in the American League, Boston’s Josh Beckett and Detroit’s Justin Verlander, is a little rain. Under a steady drizzle/fog/light rain at Fenway Park Thursday night, both pitchers still delivered quality performances. Beckett allowed just one run in six innings, but only threw […]

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 […]

The Real Josh Beckett: Is He Worth $68 million?

Red Sox fans don’t recognize the guy wearing Josh Beckett’s number 19 jersey these days. So far this year, he hasn’t resembled the pitcher who saved the Sox’s season when they were down 3-1 to Cleveland in the 2007 ALCS. This isn’t the guy we look forward to watching when his turn in the rotation […]