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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 […]

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 […]