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Athletics Hammer Wakefield for Eight Runs, Add Seven More off Bullpen

The Oakland Athletics swung early and often Friday night at Fenway, and Tim Wakefield was powerless to stop them. Wakefield gave up eight runs (four earned) on eight hits, including two homers, and the Athletics battered the Red Sox, 15-5. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL East because the Yankees lost […]

Lester and Bullpen Peter Out in Eighth; Twins Avoid Sweep

It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.

Reddick Helps Beat Yankees in Walk-Off Thriller; Sox Take Over 1st in AL East

Criticize the marathon games that come from baseball’s best rivalry if you will, but boy do the Sox and Yankees deliver some cardiac action. Sunday was pitted as a mismatch between resurgent ace Josh Beckett and the surprising but weaker Freddy Garcia. What it turned into was a late-inning comeback for the regular season ages […]

Red Sox Falter, Lose To Royals In 14-Inning Marathon

Over the course of a 162-game season, there’s a game or two in the mix where it feels like no matter what the Red Sox do, they simply come up short. Last night against the Royals fell right into that category, as the Red Sox stranded the winning run in scoring position in four of […]

Sox Sweep Lowly Mariners in Slug-fest Finale

Seattle was staring down their worst losing streak ever in Sunday’s series finale, but Boston was prepared to make it happen 12-8, despite Seattle’s best efforts. The Ms didn’t waste any time, either. After a hit-by-pitch, Miguel Olivo homered deep to left to put Seattle on the board 2-0. They nearly did more damage, but […]

Beckett’s Scoreless Streak Ends At 14 IP, Red Sox Defeat Mariners 3-1

After pitching 14 innings of scoreless ball, all it took was one swing of the bat for Josh Beckett to look human again. The damage was done by first baseman Mike Carp, who homered in the top of the 7th on Saturday night, in a game eventually won by the Red Sox 3-1. Seventh Inning […]

Crawford Gets 2 Hits, RBI in Return; Red Sox Clobber Orioles Bullpen

The Red Sox needed 16 innings to score one run Sunday night in Tampa Bay. Twenty-four hours later in Baltimore, they needed just half that to score 15. Boston broke a 7-7 tie with an eight-run eighth inning, and Carl Crawford returned to the Red Sox with two hits, two runs and an RBI. The […]

Boston Bats Explode in Tampa, Stand A.L. East Ground

Boston picked up the 9-5 win over Tampa Bay, but things didn’t start that way right away. On the game’s first play, Marco Scutaro allowed Johnny Damon to reach on a throwing error. On the play, Scutaro tweaked the index finger on his right hand. Later in the inning, Scutaro could easily have been charged […]

Red Sox Shut Down Orioles to Remain Atop the AL East

Many of us were likely nervous when John Lackey took the mound, given his horrible performances lately. Fortunately, those nerves were unfounded. Lackey went 6.2 scoreless innings of very good baseball, and was backed up by an even better bullpen. Boston got just one big inning themselves against the O’s pitching, but that was all […]

Phillies’ Raul Ibanez Beats Lackey, Red Sox

Red Sox starter John Lackey figured out eight of the Phillies’ starting nine Wednesday night in Philadelphia; he just couldn’t solve the ninth. Left fielder Raul Ibanez went 3-3 against Lackey, driving in both runs in a 2-1 Phillies victory over the Red Sox. It was Boston’s sixth loss in their last eight games. Ibanez […]

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 […]

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, Bullpen Carry Red Sox Over Angels; Youkilis Injured

The Boston Red Sox needed a strong bullpen performance Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 10 innings, the offense had left 13 men on base. Luckily, a strong performance is exactly what they got. The Red Sox relief trio of Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks and Jonathan Papelbon combined to allow just […]