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Bullpen Fails Red Sox Again, Royals Win 4-3

For most of the night (except against Rick Ankiel), 43-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield baffled the Kansas City Royals. Save for two home runs allowed in the sixth inning, Wake was pretty dominant. He went seven strong innings with those two runs allowed on six hits with six strikeouts. Then, Terry Francona went to the bullpen. […]

Minor Moves: Red Sox Acquire Tug Hulett

While the hot stove heats up and Red Sox fans dream of a new contract for Jason Bay or an answer to the revolving door at shortstop, the Red Sox may have brought Nick Green’s replacement into the fold.  It certainly is not the biggest splash the Red Sox have made around Thanksgiving (think Curt […]

Buchholz Dominates Kansas City, Sox win 10-3

Red Sox 10, Royals 3 Clay Buchholz threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Kansas City, frequently hitting 97 miles per hour with his fastball, to lead the Red Sox to a 10-3 win over the bumbling Royals on Thursday night. Boston won the last two games to split the four game series with the lowly […]

Sox Rally Behind Beckett, Defeat Royals 9-2

Operating under the assumption their starters could use some more rest heading into the playoffs, the Red Sox have gone to a temporary six-man rotation. We saw a little of how this is going to work out on Tuesday, when the hapless Paul Byrd was sacrificed to Zach Greinke. Josh Beckett, seemingly out of synch […]

Live Blog: Red Sox vs. Royals, 9-22

Royals Beat Red Sox 5-1 Royals ace Zack Grienke was magnificent against the Red Sox Tuesday night, tossing six shutout innings to earn his 15th win of the season. The righthander is now 3-0 with a 0.26 ERA in his last five starts, and in the process he lowered his ERA to 2.08 and increased […]

Royals Bash Red Sox, 12-9

Tim Wakefield, easily the team’s No. 3 starter all season, has definitely slipped to No. 5 or worse after back troubles have derailed his season. The knuckleballer gave all he could Monday night against the Royals, going five innings and allowing four runs on five hits and seven walks. But, thanks to the Sox offense, he […]

Royals Look to Cool Off Red Sox

The Red Sox, winners of 10 of 11 games, are nearing a playoff spot once again. The lead over the Rangers is stretched to eight games, leaving the magic number at just seven, and they also sit just five back of the Yankees for the East crown. Kansas City will be the penultimate road series, […]

Nomar Returns, Sox to Send Five to All-Star Game

This past week saw some exciting events from the All-Star selections to return of a Fenway favorite for the first time in nearly five years. The Red Sox had a complete homestand this week as they finished their series against the Mariners and had visits from the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The […]

A “Royal” Disappointment: Red Sox Lose Again at Fenway

The Red Sox dropped the ball again last night with their first game against the Kansas City Royals, blowing a four-run lead that led to the 8-6 loss at Fenway. It started out with a bang. David Ortiz blasted his 300th career homer for two runs, and the Sox were up 3-0 at the end […]

Crisp-less Royals Come to Boston

Coco Crisp will miss the Royals first trip to Boston since his offseason trade to the Royals, which netted the Red Sox reliever Ramon Ramirez and resolved the center field muddle, giving Jacoby Ellsbury the full-time gig. Crips’s season ended prematurely with surgery on his right rotator cuff and now appears to be having similar surgery on his […]

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 […]

TGIF: Zack Greinke Owners Beware!

All good things must come to an end. Oh, and they will. Currently, Kansas City’s Zack Greinke is the best pitcher in fantasy baseball. The first month of the season has seen Greinke win all five of his starts which include two complete games and two starts with at least 10 strikeouts. However, this kind […]

Coco Crisp Traded to Royals

Kansas City radio station WHB 810 is reporting that Red Sox on again, off again starting center fielder (My) Coco Crisp has been traded to the Royals for reliever Ramon Ramirez. Crisp enjoyed a bounce back year in a Sox uni, hitting .283 with seven homers, 41 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in split time […]

Red Sox Lose Ground on Rays with Uneven Week

The Red Sox opened the week with a tough loss to an inferior Royals team before taking the series.  They traveled to Chicago for a gritty series with the White Sox and earned a tough split.  However, the Rays continued to play well and have already set a single-season franchise win record with almost two months […]

Sox Bats Wake Up Against Royals

Things are really different without Manny Ramirez. First, the Red Sox are actually winning again…and when they lose it feels like a moral triumph. Despite the piling victories since the trade, Terry Francona has had to juggle the lineup around without Ramirez to find what he likes. Slumps by Jacoby Ellsbury and Coco Crisp have […]