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Red Sox Trade Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik for Craig Breslow

The 4 pm ET non-waiver trading deadline has come and gone, and it appears the Boston Red Sox are not hardcore buyers or sellers. The team made just a couple moves on the final day in which teams can make trades, sending both reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Late Inning Rally Saturday Lifts Blue Jays Over Red Sox

The Blue Jays took game two of the weekend series against the Red Sox, defeating them by a score of 7-3. On a night were the Red Sox paid tribute to retired catcher and team captain Jason Varitek, Aaron Cook looked to be doing his job of forcing ground ball outs, until a couple late […]

Buchholz Strong in Return, but Rays Beat Red Sox 5-3

Clay Buchholz pitched well in his first outing since his recent stint on the disabled list, but the bullpen couldn’t hold off the Rays’ offense. A seventh inning rally gave the Rays the 4-3 lead and BJ Upton added a home run to seal the 5-3 victory. The game started off as a pitchers duel […]

Red Sox Beat Marlins Behind the Strength of the Long-Ball

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 7-5. Clay Buchholz and Mark Buerhle were not the sharpest we have seen them, as both teams recorded 10 hits in this offensive showdown. The Marlins got to Clay Buchholz early in this game. Hanley Ramirez singled with one out in the first […]

Morales Pitches Well in a Pinch, Sox Bats Outscore Cubs 7-4

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Sunday night at Wrigley Field to move back to .500. Franklin Morales made an emergency start due to Josh Beckett being placed on the DL on Saturday with shoulder inflammation. It was his first start since 2009, when he was with Colorado, and he pitched […]

Daniel Bard Unhappy in Triple-A

Aside from the hiring of Bobby Valentine, perhaps the most debated topic in this 2012 season for the Boston Red Sox has been finding a place for Daniel Bard. The former reliever excelled in the bullpen as the Red Sox set up man in each of the last two seasons, pitching 147.2 innings while striking […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Sox Rebound in Rubber Match after 4-1 Loss to O’s

Finally back at .500, the Boston Red Sox squandered their first opportunity at a winning record this season, falling 4-1 Tuesday night to the Baltimore Orioles. Felix Doubront pitched a solid six innings, striking out nine and giving up just four hits, allowing his only runs on a Steve Tolleson two-run home run in the second […]

Athletics’ Norberto Halts Red Sox Comeback in Ninth

Down two with two men on in the bottom of the ninth, Kevin Youkilis grabbed a batting helmet. The oft-injured Youkilis didn’t start Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics due to back stiffness, but no one left on the bench gave the Boston Red Sox a better chance of tying and possibly winning the game. Unfortunately, […]

Two Thumbs Down For Beckett in Loss to Tigers

The Sox have started the 2012 campaign much as they started and ended 2011—lifeless and losing. The Detroit Tigers handed Josh Beckett and the Sox a 10-0 loss Saturday in Detroit and the Sox are off to a quick 0-2 start. Sunday, they turn to Clay Buccholz to right the ship. The Tigers pounded Beckett […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/26-4/1): Boston Sets Rotation, Infield

Opening Day is less than a week away. Who’ll be starting Thursday in Detroit became a lot clearer this week, when the Red Sox hammered out their infield and starting rotation. They optioned both Jose Iglesias (.200 BA, five RBIs in nine games) and Lars Anderson (.343 AVG, eight RBIs in 18 games) to Pawtucket […]

2012 Red Sox Preview: Relief Pitchers

A big storyline heading into this new season is how the Red Sox bullpen will perform given significant personal changes. Gone is four-time All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to free agency. A big change awaits former dominate set up man Daniel Bard as he is stretched out to start this year to help a limited rotation. […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Opening Weekend): Sox Offense Cruises in Three Games

Just as winter finally rears its ugly head up in Boston, the Red Sox’s Spring Training schedule kicks off down in Ft. Myers, Fla. And with preseason games comes Sports of Boston’s weekly Spring Training Update! Need a recap on a certain game? Curious which minor leaguers and non-roster invitees are making names for themselves? […]