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Four-Run Fourth Costs Beckett, Red Sox in Kansas City Series Finales

Josh Beckett pitched only one bad inning Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, but it was one inning too many. Beckett gave up four runs in the top of the fourth, and Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar quieted the Boston offense to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and give Kansas City the series split. With […]

Offensive Onslaught Continues in 12-5 Sox Win Over Royals

After the Kansas City Royals opened Wednesday night’s game with three runs in the top of the first inning, the Red Sox responded. And as has been the case for much of the year, they did so emphatically. While John Lackey worked through 5.2 innings to get the win, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia hit […]

No Youkilis, No Problem: Sox Stomp Royals 13-9

Pedroia Continues to Rake It was a quick turnaround after the last out was recorded at 2:00 am Tuesday morning, but the Red Sox did not have a hangover. Although the Royals got to a struggling Andrew Miller, the Sox pounded 16 hits and managed 13 runs to beat the Royals 13-9. The offense was […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After another week, the standings show little to no signs of stabilizing. Philadelphia is back on top, Detroit and Tampa are making challenges, and here come the Red Sox, among others. Taking down the Reds helped Pujols and the Cardinals take over the division, but Corey Hart is about to return, and the Brewers are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

After Week 2, plenty has been shaken up. The Rangers, while still deadly, have fallen out of favor. The Red Sox are on a winning streak, but Carl Crawford is still absolutely useless. The Rockies did quite well for themselves, rocketing up the standings. The Orioles are 6-8 after starting 6-1, and the Angels have […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Baseball is finally here, though it’s not going in the manner for which Red Sox fans would have hoped. As can be the case early in the seasons, the standings look like bizarro divisions, with good teams doing terribly and terrible teams doing good. That’s led to some very interesting match-ups. Right now, the Rangers […]

A.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The A.L. Central is a glass half empty/half full division. Here you can find some of the best and most dependable players as well as bottom-dwelling schmucks. Let’s be honest here and just point out that you want Twins, Tigers, and White Sox players on your team. If you are backed into a corner, you […]

Zack Greinke Traded to Brewers

Zack Greinke has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, just one year removed from his Cy Young 2009 campaign. In that year, he was 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA, 1.073 WHIP, six complete games, three shutouts, 242 strikeouts, and 53 walks in 229.1 innings pitched. In 2010, he was 10-14 with a 4.17 ERA, 1.245 […]

Ortiz, Red Sox Cap Off Impressive Month With Victory Over Royals

The Boston Red Sox finished off their month of May in suitable fashion. On New Hampshire Day at Fenway Park, the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 to salvage a split of the series heading into tomorrow’s day off. After a much-needed sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Sox came into this […]

Buchholz Out-Duels Greinke in Nail-Biting Pitchers’ Duel

It wasn’t always pretty (in fact, it wasn’t pretty), but the Red Sox defeated the Royals 1-0 in a game in which nobody could get any offense going. Each team mustered only five hits, and only Scott Podsednik of the Royals had multiple hits (one of those an error that was later reversed). The only […]

Royals Crown Wakefield, Beat Sox 12-5

Coming off one of the best outings in his 18-year career, Tim Wakefield was looking to get the Red Sox back on the right foot after Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled with his command in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Royals. Wake had good intentions. That’s about all the good you can say about his performance. Let’s […]

The Couch Potato Report: Supersized Long Weekend Edition

UPDATE: Celtics Advance to NBA Finals, Beat Magic 96-84 Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived. As the unofficial start of summer, at least in my book, this weekend will surely be loaded with outdoor barbecues, families taking the covers off their swimming pools, and parades down the main streets of towns everywhere. Mother Nature is […]

Matsuzaka Shaky as Sox Fall to Royals 4-3

In his first start since nearly no-hitting the Phillies, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked as if he might be making another march toward the feat. While he did not allow a hit until the fourth inning, it was the fifth inning that proved to be his unraveling in a 4-3 loss to the Royals. Matsuzaka (3-2) walked […]

Ellsbury Injured in Sox Win Over Royals

Making the move from center to left, the speedy Jacoby Ellsbury gives the Red Sox a tremendous amount of range in away ballparks (left field in Fenway isn’t very big) — certainly a lot more than Jason Bay ever did. The one issue Ellsbury seems to have this season is his decision-making, a problem that […]

Sox Blast 5 HRs to Beat Greinke, Royals

Saturday’s game against the Royals featured the season debuts of three members of the Sox bench, including the soon-to-be retired Mike Lowell. Lowell started, played third base, and hit sixth in the batting order. He didn’t commit an error and made a good play in the second inning, but he didn’t light the world on […]