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Ten-Run Seventh Inning Blasts Red Sox Past Padres

With no member of the Boston Red Sox ever having faced him before, San Diego Padres starter Wade LeBlanc stood an excellent chance of derailing Boston’s explosive offense. But LeBlanc could not stop Boston’s scoring Monday night at Fenway; all he could do was delay it. The Red Sox scored 11 runs – 10 in […]

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 […]

Shields Baffles Red Sox All Night Long, Hands Boston First Loss in 10 Games

Having won their last nine games by a combined 47 runs, the Red Sox were on a roll heading into Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Then they faced James Shields, and everything rolled to a halt. Shields pitched a complete-game shutout, holding the Red Sox to just five hits, and left fielder Justin […]

Matsuzaka to the 60-Day DL, Tommy John Surgery Likely… Does Anyone Care?

The Boston Red Sox placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 60-day DL Friday. Although the team has not said this definitively, multiple sources have told Boston Globe writer Pete Abraham that Matsuzaka will undergo Tommy John surgery. With only one more year on his contract, the surgery and its 15-month minimum recovery period means that Matsuzaka […]

Pierre and Ramirez Pound Aceves, Red Sox in White Sox Win

Having lost two straight, the Boston Red Sox needed a stopper Tuesday night. They turned to a man who hadn’t lost since June 2009, and he was terrible. Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves gave up eight runs in just five innings of work, and the Chicago White Sox banged out 15 hits – 12 singles […]

Varitek Beats Indians with his Arm AND his Bat

Jason Varitek had gone 116 at-bats without a home run before Tuesday night’s game in Cleveland, a stretch that spanned nearly an entire calendar year. He was due. Varitek’s two-run home run in the seventh proved the difference-maker, and the Boston Red Sox got another sterling performance from Josh Beckett, beating the Indians, 4-2. Combined […]

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 […]

Orioles Belt Out 12 Hits as Pitchers Quiet Red Sox

There wasn’t one big hit by the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night that the Boston Red Sox could blame for their 4-1 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards. No, it was all the little hits that did Boston in. Twelve, to be exact. Clay Buchholz gave up four runs on 12 hits – only two […]

The Legend of Jed Lowrie on Twitter

Jed Lowrie is batting .431. He has scored 13 runs and driven in 12. He has an OPS of 1.141. And as his hot streak continues to somehow get hotter with each passing game, his legend grows. Literally. The Twitter hashtag #legendofjedlowrie was first used by Providence Journal Red Sox writer Brian MacPherson on April […]

A Day Later: Dice-K Implodes As Rays Blow Out Sox 16-5

Less than 24 hours after the Red Sox won their first series of the year against their arch rivals the New York Yankees, they faced another rival in the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays were off to a bad start along with the Sox, but they’d come in and blow the lid off of Fenway […]

Beckett’s Best Too Much For Yankees; Red Sox Win First Series of 2011

Through their first eight games, the Boston Red Sox starting staff had thrown a league-fewest 16 1-2-3 innings. Sunday night at Fenway Park, Josh Beckett threw nearly half that in just one start. Beckett’s best pitching performance since a June 2009 complete-game shutout of the Atlanta Braves sustained the Red Sox through six innings of […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

Homer-Happy Rangers Complete Red Sox Sweep in Texas

The Boston Red Sox, so highly touted for their off-season acquisitions, had the opportunity to make a statement against the American League-champion Texas Rangers and reassert their dominance in the MLB. They did not. In an Opening Weekend series in which the Rangers swept the Red Sox and outscored them 26-11, including beating Boston 5-1 […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]